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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Weekend Serious Collisions

May 3, 2021

Officers of the Yakima Police Department investigated two serious collisions that occurred yesterday, May 2.  The first collision occurred at 12:15 pm at the intersection of S 3rd St and… Read More

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

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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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Project Guardian is a new program offered by the Yakima Police Department designed to help with better communication between officers and families with special needs loved ones. Project Guardian is another example on how we, at the Yakima Police Department, are continuing to improve our response to behavioral health issues within our community.

Currently, this program is only open to persons living within the city limits of Yakima. Please help share this program with families who have special needs loved ones.
Click the link below to sign up for Project Guardian. Thank you!
yakimapolice.org/project-guardian/
youtu.be/lZmumd3Wj9g
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Kool

Union Gap PD has been doing this, communicating with families, making friends with the kids. Am PROUD of our PD, and the work they continue to do every single day.

💜 it!

What a great program! ❤️💙🖤

Great idea! Thank you YPD.

That is a great idea. Thank you, YPD!

Check out Miami Police Department on YouTube. Award winning communications team.

Very very awesome

Greatly needed. Thank you

This is awesome!

Thank you 💙 this is wonderful

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***UPDATE 2:40pm; Wayne has been located and is safe.  Thank you to everyone who shared***

MISSING ENDANGERED MALE 
YPD is asking for the publics help locating 75 year old Wayne Arthur Watkins.  Wayne is 58 tall, 125 pounds, with grey hair and blue eyes.  

Wayne was last seen in the area of N. Front Street, near the Yakima County Jail, at approximately 12:55pm, wearing a blue flannel shirt, blue jeans and Sketchers shoes with no laces; he also had a black camera with him when he left. 

If you have any information regarding Waynes whereabouts, please call 911.

***UPDATE 2:40pm; Wayne has been located and is safe. Thank you to everyone who shared***

MISSING ENDANGERED MALE
YPD is asking for the public's help locating 75 year old Wayne Arthur Watkins. Wayne is 5'8'' tall, 125 pounds, with grey hair and blue eyes.

Wayne was last seen in the area of N. Front Street, near the Yakima County Jail, at approximately 12:55pm, wearing a blue flannel shirt, blue jeans and Sketchers shoes with no laces; he also had a black camera with him when he left.

If you have any information regarding Wayne's whereabouts, please call 911.
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Praise God...

He's a Sweet man. Hope he is found

Appreciate knowing the outcome and happy he has been found.

Amen

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NEW OFFICER
Yesterday, Recruit Officer Dylan Alte was welcomed to the Yakima Police Department.  Officer Alte is originally from the east coast growing up in New Jersey his whole life. He graduated from Warren Hills Regional High School and proceeded onward to Raritan Valley Community College obtaining his associates in Criminal Justice. Officer Alte continued his education and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Criminology at West Virginia University. Officer Alte said he decided to apply to the Yakima Police Department after hearing about our exceptional department credentials and outstanding relations with the community. During his time off Officer Alte enjoys working out, fishing, hunting and kayaking. Congratulations, Officer Alte, and welcome to YPD!

NEW OFFICER
Yesterday, Recruit Officer Dylan Alte was welcomed to the Yakima Police Department. Officer Alte is originally from the east coast growing up in New Jersey his whole life. He graduated from Warren Hills Regional High School and proceeded onward to Raritan Valley Community College obtaining his associates in Criminal Justice. Officer Alte continued his education and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Criminology at West Virginia University. Officer Alte said he decided to apply to the Yakima Police Department after hearing about our exceptional department credentials and outstanding relations with the community. During his time off Officer Alte enjoys working out, fishing, hunting and kayaking. Congratulations, Officer Alte, and welcome to YPD!
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Great choice to come here. We love our police.

Welcome to the community. We have the best police department.

Officer Alte, make a difference! YPD is the place to do that.

Thank you for choosing to serve the community and to make it your home. ❤️💙🖤

Welcome to the Yakima Valley.

Welcome to Yakima!

Great to have you

Welcome an thank you.

Welcome aboard!

Welcome to Yakima. We have a great police department

We need north west officer's

Welcome!!

Welcome, Officer Alte! Thank you for your service to our community!🇺🇸

God Bless you Sir, and Praying for all our officers across the States,

Always good to see new officers. I hope he enjoys his new life here and that our community treats him with the respect LEO's deserve.

Welcome and congratulations 😃

Thanks joining team Yakima!!!

Welcome and congratulations!! Stay safe

Welcome.... praying you stay safe in the jungle..

Welcome and thank you!

God bless you and keep you safe

Welcome!

Congratulations

Welcome!

Welcome!!

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***Runaway Juvenile***
Allyana Totus
11 Years Old
Native American Female
4’10” 130 Lbs
Brown Hair/Eyes
Last seen in the area of Gordon Road wearing a black top, ripped blue jeans and black and red shoes.
If located please call 911 reference YPD Case #21Y015359
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