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...

YPD Investigating Shooting Death

April 6, 2021

At 3:24 pm on Monday, April 5th, Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers were dispatched to 1010 Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way in response to a report of a gunshot victim. Officers… Read More

Domestic Violence Incident

March 24, 2021

On March 24th shortly after 5:00 pm, Yakima police officers responded to the area of 16th Avenue and West Nob Hill Boulevard regarding a domestic violence incident. Initial reports indicated… Read More

Two Victims of Gang-Related Shootings Arrived at the Hospital Friday

February 22, 2021

At about 1:45 pm on Friday, February 19th, Yakima police officers responded to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital when a 16-year-old Yakima male showed up at the hospital and claimed he… 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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SNOW LAUGHING MATTER
The Yakima Police Department would like to remind the community to remove their winter studded tires. The state mandated timeframe approved for studded tires is November 1 – March 31. Your studded tires may be looking so fine, but the actual fine may cost you $139. 😳

SNOW LAUGHING MATTER
The Yakima Police Department would like to remind the community to remove their winter studded tires. The state mandated timeframe approved for studded tires is November 1 – March 31. Your studded tires may be looking so fine, but the actual fine may cost you $139. 😳
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I will be sharing this because there's so many people with their studs to on

As a UPS driver I’ll see people driving around with those winter studded tires on up until June.

FELONY!!!!!!!

HEROES BEHIND THE LINE
Calling 911 can be a scary experience. Emotions are often very high and help is expected instantly. 911 call-takers/dispatchers are the first person on the other side of the line to get help on the way. Without our SunComm communications department, our Public Safety sector would be lost. This week and every day, we thank our telecommunicators for all that they do for our community!
#911 #telecommunications #heroes #heroesworkhere #commUnity #publicsafety

HEROES BEHIND THE LINE
Calling 911 can be a scary experience. Emotions are often very high and help is expected instantly. 911 call-takers/dispatchers are the first person on the other side of the line to get help on the way. Without our SunComm communications department, our Public Safety sector would be lost. This week and every day, we thank our telecommunicators for all that they do for our community!
#911 #telecommunications #heroes #heroesworkhere #commUnity #publicsafety
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I could not agree more enthusiastically. All through my career, they were there. Thank you from the other side

Thank you for all you do for us citizens!

Thank you for all you do

Such an improvement in working areas from the one I had in Spokane years ago.

The FIRST of first responders. You and your colleagues have been my lifeline for 30 years. We couldn’t provide exceptional police service without you. These are not just words, as the Yakima Chief of Police I sincerely tell you, you make a difference every day.

Thank you!!

Thank you all for your service to our community!!🇺🇸

Thank you

You guys are so awesome! Thank you for all you do!! #911Rocks

Well done 👍

Ile make it up you! Promise!

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SNOW LAUGHING MATTER
The Yakima Police Department would like to remind the community to remove their winter studded tires. The state mandated timeframe approved for studded tires is November 1 – March 31. Your studded tires may be looking so fine, but the actual fine may cost you $139. 😳
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