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.

Latest News...

Homicide on North 1st Street

September 5, 2021

On Saturday, September 4th at about 11:00 pm, patrol officers from the Yakima Police Department (YPD) were dispatched to the 1300 block of North 1st Street for a report of… Read More

Attempted Kidnapping at Miller Park Thwarted

September 1, 2021

On Tuesday, August 31st at about 8:45 pm, Yakima police officers responded to Miller Park (502 North 4th Street) regarding a report of a possible attempted kidnapping.  A patrol officer… Read More

Yakima Police Investigating Suspicious Death

August 31, 2021

On Monday, August 30th at about 11:15 am Yakima police officers responded to the 200 block of South Naches Avenue regarding a report of a suspicious death. Officers arrived and… 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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JOB OPPORTUNITIES 
In addition to the various career opportunities within the police department, the City of Yakima has a new opening for Telecommunicator.  Click the link in the post for more information on what is available:

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to the various career opportunities within the police department, the City of Yakima has a new opening for Telecommunicator. Click the link in the post for more information on what is available:Help wanted: Suncomm has an opening for a Telecommunicator. Click yakimawa.gov/jobs/ for details, qualifications and to apply.
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CONGRATULATIONS & BEST WISHES
Earlier this week we celebrated Alma Santiago’s last day working with YPD in our Services Division. She will be missed and we wish her the best in her new career!

CONGRATULATIONS & BEST WISHES
Earlier this week we celebrated Alma Santiago’s last day working with YPD in our Services Division. She will be missed and we wish her the best in her new career!
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Congratulations alma

NEW OFFICERS
Yesterday, we welcomed two new officers to YPD, Officer Timothy Brandsma and Officer Walter Bullock.  Congratulations and welcome to the family!  Here is a little about each new officer- 

Timothy Brandsma:
My name is Timothy Brandsma. I am married to my beautiful wife and best friend, Charity Brandsma. We have an energetic four-year-old boy and a baby on the way. 
I grew up mostly in San Antonio, TX as the son of an Army Officer. My career background is software engineering and Christian ministry. I first moved to Yakima in 2014 and spent two years here before getting married and moving out to Raleigh, NC to pursue a theological education and continue work as an engineer. We moved back to Yakima in November 2020 to be close to family and seek opportunities to serve this city that we love. 
The reason I have become a police officer is to serve and protect people who are hurting and oppressed and to be an active participant in reducing violent crime in Yakima.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, hiking out in the mountains, running, listening to peoples stories, and serving our local church.

Walter Bullock:
Im originally from upstate New York where I graduated from Margaretville Central School in 2017. After high school I joined the Army. When my contract came to an end, I started my journey across the country to Washington State. This is where I not only wanted to start and raise family, but to pursue my interests in law enforcement. Yakimas department was exactly what I was looking for and the support from the community is amazing. During my free time I like to travel, workout and spend time with friends and family.

NEW OFFICERS
Yesterday, we welcomed two new officers to YPD, Officer Timothy Brandsma and Officer Walter Bullock. Congratulations and welcome to the family! Here is a little about each new officer-

Timothy Brandsma:
My name is Timothy Brandsma. I am married to my beautiful wife and best friend, Charity Brandsma. We have an energetic four-year-old boy and a baby on the way.
I grew up mostly in San Antonio, TX as the son of an Army Officer. My career background is software engineering and Christian ministry. I first moved to Yakima in 2014 and spent two years here before getting married and moving out to Raleigh, NC to pursue a theological education and continue work as an engineer. We moved back to Yakima in November 2020 to be close to family and seek opportunities to serve this city that we love.
The reason I have become a police officer is to serve and protect people who are hurting and oppressed and to be an active participant in reducing violent crime in Yakima.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, hiking out in the mountains, running, listening to people's stories, and serving our local church.

Walter Bullock:
I'm originally from upstate New York where I graduated from Margaretville Central School in 2017. After high school I joined the Army. When my contract came to an end, I started my journey across the country to Washington State. This is where I not only wanted to start and raise family, but to pursue my interests in law enforcement. Yakima's department was exactly what I was looking for and the support from the community is amazing. During my free time I like to travel, workout and spend time with friends and family.
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Congrats...my son works for the YPD and has 30 years..so welcome and stay safe and take care of your fellow officers and yourselves.

Congratulations and thank you for choosing to serve in Yakima. We are proud of our Law Enforcement!

Thank you for choosing to serve the Yakima community!

Congratulations! Thank you for choosing Yakima. Stay safe out there!💙

Congratulations to each of you and thank you for choosing to serve ❤️💙🖤

Congratulations, and thank you both! Stay safe out there! 🤙

Congratulations. May God be with you and your brothers and sisters in Blue on your journey.

Welcome brothers. Thank you for your previous and continued service.

Welcome both of you and your families! Be safe!!

Congratulations and welcome to Yakima.

Welcome to YPD! A great group of officers and our heroes.

Welcome! May you always be blessed.

Sounds like we have a couple of wonderful new hires! Bless you both.

Welcome to Yakima and thank you for your service! Stay safe and congrats!

Way to go guys! Congrats

Good to be aware of who's on our force here!! Welcome new officers..

Welcome! I am one of many, many citizens who respect and appreciate you all.

Welcome

Welcome to Yakima, we have lots of challenges and both are willing to take them on. Thank You.

Welcome to YPD!

Congratulations!!

Congratulations, Timothy Brandsma !

Congratulations and welcome. God bless and be safe, thank you for your service 💙🌹🙏.

Congratulations

Welcome

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to the various career opportunities within the police department, the @cityofyakima has a new opening for Telecommunicator. Follow the link in their post for more information on what is available.
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CONGRATULATIONS & BEST WISHES
Earlier this week we celebrated Alma Santiago’s last day working with YPD in our Services Division. She will be missed and we wish her the best in her new career!
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