Our Mission Statement…

The members of the Yakima Police Department will partner with the community to reduce violent crime, while always providing exceptional customer service.

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.

Stay True to Yourself at YPD

Latest News...

Three People Shot at a Yakima Mini-Mart

June 22, 2022

Detectives from the Yakima Police Department’s Gang and Major Crimes Units are searching for two people they believe were behind Tuesday morning’s 8th homicide in the city. Three people were… Read More

YPD Names Driver, Passenger in Traffic Accident at Yakima Airport

June 8, 2022

On May 20, 2022, at about 3:00 am, the driver of a vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed eastbound on Washington Avenue was unable to maintain control… Read More

Suspect in Sunday Shooting Admits Involvement in Another Homicide Last Year

May 16, 2022

A 43-year-old Yakima man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in what police believe was a gang-related incident.  While being questioned, one of the suspects in the shooting told… 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

Chief’s Blog…


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YPD was able to participate in Saturday’s Yakima Mile Event and even help a young runner in need of assistance! 

#YakimaMile #Community #EndDomesticViolence

YPD was able to participate in Saturday’s Yakima Mile Event and even help a young runner in need of assistance!

#YakimaMile #Community #EndDomesticViolence
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That was my little guy. It was his first time running the mile. Getting help when he was so frustrated with his lace (it wouldn't stay tied) made it a good experience for him!

Wally to go

Please join us in warmly welcoming our newest Police Officer, Erineo Hernandez!
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Congratulations on the position! You have worked tirelessly! Your such a great role model. City is lucky to have you!🥳

Welcome ! Thank you for coming home to continue to support our city.💞Thank you for your service.

Congratulations and I agree the Police Explorer‘s is a great program.

Congratulations 🎉 he’s a great guy

Congratulations, inspiring story filled with life’s struggles but the outcome is amazing. Keep going.

Wow what a wonderful story of a young person who continued to achieve a good career despite financial challenges! Be safe and hopefully u can inspire a lot of young people to be like you!🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿Thank u to all law enforcement officers for your service🙏🏿!

Congratulations Erineo! I’m so proud of you!

Congratulations! Make sure to serve and protect. More good cops are needed. 💙💙💙


Welcome! Great success story. We are fortunate to have you.

Thank you for your service 🫡

Thanks for sharing your story and for your commitment to serve this community!

Oxford Hernandez thank you for your dedication Through The Years in your new position you seem to excel very well in our local community congratulations

Remember walking by him in the halls in high school cool to see where he’s at now wish you the best in your career !👍🏽

Congrats--stay safe



A BIG Congrats and Welcome!!

Welcome and congratulations


Welcome! Thank you for serving! 👏🏻

Welcome Officer Erineo!

Congratulations 🎉🎊🎈

Welcome and best wishes!

Congratulations 🎉💯👏🏾

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Please join us in warmly welcoming our newest Police Officer, Erineo Hernandez


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