The YPD Difference…

At the Yakima Police Department, we believe in building relationships—relationships between ourselves and the community we protect, relationships between our fellow officers and their families, and personal relationships to support us in what we do every day.

That is why at YPD, we believe in providing our members a fulfilling work environment, excellent pay and benefits, and a supportive community so they can stay focused on the life-saving duties they perform.

At YPD we pride ourselves on taking care of those who take care of our community members every day and we know it makes all the difference.

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Grocery Store Theft Leads to Arrest of Suspect After Lengthy Standoff

November 22, 2021

Earlier today, Yakima SWAT officers arrested 40-year-old Leon Searles after a fourteen-hour standoff at a home in Yakima. Originally, Searles was wanted following his reported involvement in a theft incident… Read More

Yakima Police Corrections Officer Assaulted

November 12, 2021

On Thursday, November 11th at approximately 4:30 pm, a Yakima police corrections officer was rendered unconscious when the corrections officer was assaulted by a Yakima Municipal Jail inmate during a… Read More

Two Drive-by Suspects Arrested

November 1, 2021

Two men suspected of being involved in a drive-by shooting in mid-October were arrested by Yakima police on Saturday, October 30th.  At about 7:15 pm this past Saturday, a detective… Read More

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Message from Chief Matt Murray…

Message from Chief Matt Murray…

Hi, I’m Matthew Murray, Yakima’s Chief of Police. I’ve been a police officer for nearly 30 years, and I’m proud to be leading our great police force here in Yakima. We believe that to effectively police in a community, there has to be trust—and trust is built in relationships. That’s why, since starting as Chief of Police, I’ve made it a priority to get out into the community and get to know people. If you see me or other officers in your neighborhood, we invite you to come say hello or just give us a wave. It’s our goal to build relationships and ultimately reduce crime. When police know their community and have earned the trust of its residents that builds stronger, safer communities. Communication is a powerful tool in bringing communities together and keeping them safe. This website is designed to help you find what you need. If you have questions, please let us know. We’re here to listen and connect.

– Chief Murray

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***Recovered safe***The Yakima Police Department is currently looking for a 12 year old male named Dalton Echeverria. He is approx. 5’00” / 120 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He ran from his home at approx. 1530 hours today and was last seen wearing a blue/gray t shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. Please contacted 911 or the Yakima Police Department, if you have any knowledge of his whereabouts.

***Recovered safe***The Yakima Police Department is currently looking for a 12 year old male named Dalton Echeverria. He is approx. 5’00” / 120 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He ran from his home at approx. 1530 hours today and was last seen wearing a blue/gray t shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. Please contacted 911 or the Yakima Police Department, if you have any knowledge of his whereabouts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Prayer he is found safe and goes into a safe home. His mom worked with us and from what I heard and stuff she is abusive to him

So glad he was found safe🖤

I remember I would tell my mom I’m going to run away and she would threaten to call the cops. That scared me enough not to run away. The thought of going to juvenile made me not do it lol

What neighborhood?

I know this kid. Im sad, but im glad hes safe now.

Marina Zamudio wasn’t this the kid at target??

I hope a good samaritan finds him before a cop does.

🙏🙏

🙏🏼🙏🏼

Thank You 👍🙏 so glad he was found safe!

What school does he go to i can ask my kids to see if they see him

Can’t see replies. The pig nazis at the police department deleted my comment. Oh well, at least I didn’t get shot in the back 9 times while in my wheelchair.

Isabel Mejia

Ohhhh no poor Kid.

So sad and scary! It’s cold pug there and he doesn’t have a coat?

Prayers 🙏

Prayers safe return home.

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***Recovered safe***The Yakima Police Department is currently looking for a 12 year old male named Dalton Echeverria. He is approx. 5’00” / 120 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He ran from his home at approx. 1530 hours today and was last seen wearing a blue/gray t shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. Please contacted 911 or the Yakima Police Department, if you have any knowledge of his whereabouts.

***Recovered safe***The Yakima Police Department is currently looking for a 12 year old male named Dalton Echeverria. He is approx. 5’00” / 120 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He ran from his home at approx. 1530 hours today and was last seen wearing a blue/gray t shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. Please contacted 911 or the Yakima Police Department, if you have any knowledge of his whereabouts. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hope this kid gets home safe.

Relieved. Praying that family can resolve and repent for hurt feelings. #bethelight

Prayers for safe return

Susana Garcia

TEAM TOY DRIVE
Our friends at the Yakima County Sheriffs Office have teamed up with Walmart Yakima - E Chestnut Ave and law enforcement agencies from the Pacific NW to collect toys for families spending the holidays away from home due to a child with medical issues. See the post below for details:

TEAM TOY DRIVE
Our friends at the Yakima County Sheriff's Office have teamed up with Walmart Yakima - E Chestnut Ave and law enforcement agencies from the Pacific NW to collect toys for families spending the holidays away from home due to a child with medical issues. See the post below for details:Join us and Walmart Yakima - E Chestnut Ave for Holiday Toy Drive 2021. We will be at Walmart on December 4th and 5th from 8:00am - 6pm. Buy and donate a toy for children with cancer and life-threatening illnesses who will not be home for Christmas. Children in hospitals need toys on Christmas too. Hope to see you there! #jasminestrong #toysforkids #KidsInHospitals #localsupport #Christmas
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***Recovered safe***The Yakima Police Department is currently looking for a 12 year old male named Dalton Echeverria. He is approx. 5’00” / 120 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He ran from his home at approx. 1530 hours today and was last seen wearing a blue/gray t shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. Please contacted 911 or the Yakima Police Department, if you have any knowledge of his whereabouts. ...

DONATIONS FOR CORRECTIONS OFFICER OPSAHL:

The Yakima Police Corrections division has set up an account with Wheatland Bank. The bank will be accepting donations on behalf of Corrections Officer Ed Opsahl and his family. Additionally, a Venmo account has been opened. Those who wish to donate can scan the QR code or drop off donations at the local branch (201 E Yakima Ave #101). We appreciate all those have wished CO Opsahl well in his recovery.

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THE RESULTS ARE IN! 🗳️

We have been conducting unscientific polling on our social media pages. This is to get a sense of people’s perception of crime compared to actual crime statistics for the city of Yakima.
This week, we asked our followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to answer the following question:

Do you think that, over the past five years, overall crime in Yakima went up 30%, went up 15%, stayed about the same, or went down 30%.

The results are telling.

There were 1,192 total votes in the three polls. 92% of the voter’s perception was mistaken. The answer is that overall Part 1 crime* (as defined by the FBI and reported by YPD) has gone down 30%. 62% of the voters (those who chose crime going up 30%) were obviously off by 60%. That is a big gap between what people believe and what is actually happening.
The graph below shows voter’s response (as a percentage) and the actual data (representing 100% of the actual votes if they had been correct). The data comes from the YPD records management system between 2015 – 2020 and is reported to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. 2021 data is not considered as the year is not complete.

* Criminal Homicide, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny, Motor Vehicle Theft, Arson
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