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...

Second Shooting at Same House Injures Two Children

July 7, 2020

For the second time in just over 72 hours, Yakima police responded to a drive-by shooting at the same home in the 800 block of West Viola Avenue. On Saturday,… Read More

Man Arrested in Connection with Homicide Early Sunday Morning

June 28, 2020

Yakima police officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of the 1300 block of South 18th Avenue around 12:40 am Sunday. Shortly after arriving in the area,… Read More

Ten Men Arrested in Connection with Juvenile Sex Trafficking Case

June 26, 2020

Yakima police officers from the Criminal Investigations Division, Gang Unit and Patrol Division spent much of Thursday arresting 10 men in connection with a sex trafficking case that originated from… 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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BEAR SIGHTINGS 
There has been an increase in the number of bear sightings around town...luckily, in stuffed animal form.  For those who havent heard, Yakima Parks & Recreation created a fun adventure for anyone looking for another reason to get outside.  Check out the below post to learn more about their Bearable Adventure
#YakimaBears #BearableAdventure #CommUnity

BEAR SIGHTINGS
There has been an increase in the number of bear sightings around town...luckily, in stuffed animal form. For those who haven't heard, Yakima Parks & Recreation created a fun adventure for anyone looking for another reason to get outside. Check out the below post to learn more about their Bearable Adventure
#YakimaBears #BearableAdventure #CommUnity
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I almost believe that. It wouldn't surprise me though

RETIREMENT QUALIFICATIONS
Yesterday, 43 retired officers joined our range instructors for their annual Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Qualification. It was great to see everyone; retirement looks good on you all!

RETIREMENT QUALIFICATIONS
Yesterday, 43 retired officers joined our range instructors for their annual Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Qualification. It was great to see everyone; retirement looks good on you all!
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Pretty awesome 👍🏻

Love

💙❤️💙❤️💙❤️

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👍👮

Great seeing my fellow old cops. Next time I hope we can have a post shoot gathering when this covid is over.

I loved to do this with agencies back in the 1970's (!). During competition, being the only female, there was always a running bet on how to make it more difficult for me. I still could outshoot them. Even with black powder rifles.

I have qualified with all sorts of gear but never a covid mask

You all are fantabulous whether still working or retired!! Plz stay safe, take care 🤩🤩

LOL - No mistaking officer Tony Patlan

Scored 100%.... Just sayn

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***UPDATE (8/6/20) - SAVANNAH HAS BEEN LOCATED: Thanks to tips from social media posts, Savannah has been located alive and well. Thank you, again, for all of your support and working together to bring Savannah back to her family***

MISSING PERSON
Yakima Police Detectives are asking for the communitys help in locating Savannah Savala, who is currently listed as a missing person. Savannah is 34 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 56 tall and 150 lbs. Last seen in the Puyallup area, around casinos. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Savannah, please contact Detective R. Yates at 509-249-6834. Thank you!

***UPDATE (8/6/20) - SAVANNAH HAS BEEN LOCATED: Thanks to tips from social media posts, Savannah has been located alive and well. Thank you, again, for all of your support and working together to bring Savannah back to her family***

MISSING PERSON
Yakima Police Detectives are asking for the community's help in locating Savannah Savala, who is currently listed as a missing person. Savannah is 34 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5'6" tall and 150 lbs. Last seen in the Puyallup area, around casinos. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Savannah, please contact Detective R. Yates at 509-249-6834. Thank you!
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Hope she is found safe

Love you prima hope you safe man

Shared

She looks like a lady that stands on the corner near Winco in Richland.

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🙏🙏🙏🙏

I hope she is found safe 😔

Sharing

Praying for you Savannah. 🙏🏼❤️

***UPDATE (8/6/20) - SAVANNAH HAS BEEN LOCATED: Thanks to tips from social media posts, Savannah has been located alive and well. Thank you, again, for all of your support and working together to bring Savannah back to her family***

Shared in Tacoma

Sharing on all my pages. Washington's Most Wanted

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BEAR SIGHTINGS
There has been an increase in the number of bear sightings around town...luckily, in stuffed animal form. For those who haven't heard, Yakima Parks & Recreation created a fun adventure for anyone looking for another reason to get outside. Check out their page @yakimaparksandrec to learn more about the Bearable Adventure
#YakimaBears #BearableAdventure #CommUnity
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RETIREMENT QUALIFICATIONS
Yesterday, 43 retired officers joined our range instructors for their annual Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) Qualification. It was great to see everyone; retirement looks good on you all!
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***UPDATE (8/6/20) - SAVANNAH HAS BEEN LOCATED: Thanks to tips from social media posts, Savannah has been located alive and well. Thank you, again, for all of your support and working together to bring Savannah back to her family***

MISSING PERSON
Yakima Police Detectives are asking for the community's help in locating Savannah Savala, who is currently listed as a missing person. Savannah is 34 years old, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5'6" tall and 150 lbs. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Savannah, please contact Detective R. Yates at 509-249-6834. Thank you!
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