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 Customer Service Window Closing – No New CPL Applications Accepted

November 15, 2020

In light of new restrictions on activities being instituted by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee because of a recent spike in COVID-19 cases statewide, the Yakima Police Department (YPD) customer… Read More

Autopsy Shows Woman Found Near Lake Myron Died from Hypothermia

October 27, 2020

The results of an autopsy of a woman’s body found Monday morning near Lake Myron show she died from hypothermia. The autopsy was performed Tuesday morning on the body of… Read More

Suspect Arrested in Shooting Death of 14-Year-Old

September 30, 2020

At about 5:30 pm on Tuesday, September 29th, detectives from the Yakima Police Department’s (YPD) Gang Unit arrested a 17-year-old Yakima male in connection with the shooting death of 14-year-old… 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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RUNAWAY JUVENILE
Detectives are asking for the publics help in locating 17 year old runaway Karizma Anjel Flores.  Karizma is 411 tall, weighs approximately 100 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.  If you have any information on Karizmas whereabouts, please call 911.

RUNAWAY JUVENILE
Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating 17 year old runaway Karizma Anjel Flores. Karizma is 4'11'' tall, weighs approximately 100 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information on Karizma's whereabouts, please call 911.
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Hope you guys find her.... safe!

Praying for a QUICK and SAFE return home. Shared is Selah and in the West Valley area!

RUNAWAY JUVENILE 
YPD Detectives are asking for the publics help in locating 15 year old runaway Bryan Almarez-Gallegos.  Bryan is 58 tall, approximately 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.  If you have any information regarding Bryans whereabouts, please call 911.

RUNAWAY JUVENILE
YPD Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating 15 year old runaway Bryan Almarez-Gallegos. Bryan is 5'8'' tall, approximately 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information regarding Bryan's whereabouts, please call 911.
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Praying for a QUICK and SAFE return home. Shared in Selah and in the West Valley area.

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He probably ran away after getting that haircut lol

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K9 NEWS – K9 TREX
Not only does the YPD K9 Unit assist our own patrol officers tremendously, but they are often called to neighboring agencies to assist on calls.  Here are a few examples of what has kept K9 Trex busy throughout the Yakima Valley, over the last month:
 
At the end of October, Sunnyside PD called requesting K9 assistance with tracking a suspect who ran from a traffic stop.  The suspect was wanted on felony charges and was believed to be armed when he fled from police.  K9 Trex was able to track and apprehend the suspect who had been hiding from officers.
 
On 11/12/20, we received a call of a shoplifter fleeing from a business.  The shoplifter had already been trespassed from the store for stealing and was now back stealing again, making the charge a felony.  The suspect was identified and had 10 outstanding warrants (both felony and misdemeanor) for his arrest.  When K9 Trex arrived to the area he and his partner, Ofc. McKinney, saw the suspect running from officers.  The suspect continued to run from officers, so K9 Trex stepped in to offer some assistance (and added speed).  K9 Trex was able to apprehend the suspect who was charged with Burglary, Resisting Arrest, Theft and their multiple outstanding warrants.
 
On 11/19/20, Officer J. Soptich attempted to pull over a vehicle which fled from him, driving recklessly, before wrecking at 16th Ave and W. Yakima Ave.  The registered owner of the vehicle had a felony warrant for his arrest and was also reported as being hostile.  When police approached the vehicle, the car was empty.  K9 Trex was able to track the suspect, locating a female passenger who had also fled and hid.  K9 Trex continued to track until he located the driver/registered owner, who had jumped a fence and fled into the arms of awaiting officers who were on perimeter.  The suspect was taken into custody and charged with Eluding, Burglary 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Theft and his outstanding warrant.  The female was charged with misdemeanor charges and had an outstanding warrant for her arrest as well. 
 
On 11/20/20, K9 Trex assisted officers with taking an uncooperative suspect into custody.  The suspect was wanted for Vehicular Assault in addition to numerous other charges (both felonies and misdemeanors).
 
Excellent work K9 Trex (and to your human partner, as well)!

K9 NEWS – K9 TREX
Not only does the YPD K9 Unit assist our own patrol officers tremendously, but they are often called to neighboring agencies to assist on calls. Here are a few examples of what has kept K9 Trex busy throughout the Yakima Valley, over the last month:

At the end of October, Sunnyside PD called requesting K9 assistance with tracking a suspect who ran from a traffic stop. The suspect was wanted on felony charges and was believed to be armed when he fled from police. K9 Trex was able to track and apprehend the suspect who had been hiding from officers.

On 11/12/20, we received a call of a shoplifter fleeing from a business. The shoplifter had already been trespassed from the store for stealing and was now back stealing again, making the charge a felony. The suspect was identified and had 10 outstanding warrants (both felony and misdemeanor) for his arrest. When K9 Trex arrived to the area he and his partner, Ofc. McKinney, saw the suspect running from officers. The suspect continued to run from officers, so K9 Trex stepped in to offer some assistance (and added speed). K9 Trex was able to apprehend the suspect who was charged with Burglary, Resisting Arrest, Theft and their multiple outstanding warrants.

On 11/19/20, Officer J. Soptich attempted to pull over a vehicle which fled from him, driving recklessly, before wrecking at 16th Ave and W. Yakima Ave. The registered owner of the vehicle had a felony warrant for his arrest and was also reported as being hostile. When police approached the vehicle, the car was empty. K9 Trex was able to track the suspect, locating a female passenger who had also fled and hid. K9 Trex continued to track until he located the driver/registered owner, who had jumped a fence and fled into the arms of awaiting officers who were on perimeter. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with Eluding, Burglary 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Theft and his outstanding warrant. The female was charged with misdemeanor charges and had an outstanding warrant for her arrest as well.

On 11/20/20, K9 Trex assisted officers with taking an uncooperative suspect into custody. The suspect was wanted for Vehicular Assault in addition to numerous other charges (both felonies and misdemeanors).

Excellent work K9 Trex (and to your human partner, as well)!
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Good dog!!!!

Many thanks for jobs well done!

Good work K9 Trex. Thank you for your Service

He is absolutely beautiful. Stay safe K9 Trex

Awesome shot! I love that agencies come together to help each other. Way to go, heroes 🥰

Good job Trex and partner.

Awesome job! Love that our furry friends get jobs as well.

Good job K9 Trex!!

He’s a hero! Way to go Trex!!

What a beautiful dog, and definite good boy!

Lol his look is like "bad boy bad boy what you gonna do when I bite on you" 🐕

I love my fur missiles!!

These K-9 officers are great.

Outstanding work.

Great job, stay safe both of you 💖💗💓💞

THANKS TO ALL TWO AND FOUR LEGGED OFFICERS

Keri Mata

Thank you Trex!!!! What a gorgeous dog!

Good job K9Trex hope you got extra treats and Love.👍🥰♥️

He kind of looks like my dog

Who's a good boy!?!?

We LOVE our K9 officers! (Who's a good boi! 😄)

Beautiful action photo! ❤️

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RUNAWAY JUVENILE
YPD Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating 15 year old runaway Bryan Almarez-Gallegos. Bryan is 5'8'' tall, approximately 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. If you have any information regarding Bryan's whereabouts, please call 911.
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K9 NEWS – K9 TREX
Not only does the YPD K9 Unit assist our own patrol officers tremendously, but they are often called to neighboring agencies to assist on calls. Here are a few examples of what has kept K9 Trex busy throughout the Yakima Valley, over the last month:

At the end of October, Sunnyside PD called requesting K9 assistance with tracking a suspect who ran from a traffic stop. The suspect was wanted on felony charges and was believed to be armed when he fled from police. K9 Trex was able to track and apprehend the suspect who had been hiding from officers.

On 11/12/20, we received a call of a shoplifter fleeing from a business. The shoplifter had already been trespassed from the store for stealing and was now back stealing again, making the charge a felony. The suspect was identified and had 10 outstanding warrants (both felony and misdemeanor) for his arrest. When K9 Trex arrived to the area he and his partner, Ofc. McKinney, saw the suspect running from officers. The suspect continued to run from officers, so K9 Trex stepped in to offer some assistance (and added speed). K9 Trex was able to apprehend the suspect who was charged with Burglary, Resisting Arrest, Theft and their multiple outstanding warrants.

On 11/19/20, Officer J. Soptich attempted to pull over a vehicle which fled from him, driving recklessly, before wrecking at 16th Ave and W. Yakima Ave. The registered owner of the vehicle had a felony warrant for his arrest and was also reported as being hostile. When police approached the vehicle, the car was empty. K9 Trex was able to track the suspect, locating a female passenger who had also fled and hid. K9 Trex continued to track until he located the driver/registered owner, who had jumped a fence and fled into the arms of awaiting officers who were on perimeter. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with Eluding, Burglary 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Theft and his outstanding warrant. The female was charged with misdemeanor charges and had an outstanding warrant for her arrest as well.

On 11/20/20, K9 Trex assisted officers with taking an uncooperative suspect into custody. The suspect was wanted for Vehicul
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