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...

Man Dies After Being Shot in Vehicle on Gordon Road

May 13, 2020

At about 10:25 pm Tuesday, Yakima police officers responded to a report of shots fired along a section of Gordon Road.  When officers arrived, they found a vehicle stopped near… Read More

YPD Facebook Hosting Virtual Coffee with the Chief

May 6, 2020

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) will host a Facebook Live event tomorrow, Thursday, May 7th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. It will be available on YPD’s Facebook page at… Read More

Yakima Police Ask for Community Help in Stabbing Death Investigation

April 23, 2020

Yakima police are asking for community members to provide any information they may have about the stabbing death of a 73-year-old man Wednesday evening. At about 9:00 pm Wednesday, Yakima… 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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NOT TODAY!

Over the weekend, in the 2200 block of S 59th Ave,  a homeowner called 911 to report he heard someone in his garage.  The owner and a neighbor kept the suspected burglar at bay until officers arrived.  The burglar was booked into jail and the stolen items returned to their rightful owner.

#incustody #communityunitedagainstcrime #nottoday

NOT TODAY!

Over the weekend, in the 2200 block of S 59th Ave, a homeowner called 911 to report he heard someone in his garage. The owner and a neighbor kept the suspected burglar at bay until officers arrived. The burglar was booked into jail and the stolen items returned to their rightful owner.

#InCustody #communityunitedagainstcrime #nottoday
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This needs to be put out with the criminal’s name but at least this is a start! Thank you for sharing

WTG YPD

Make example punishment so others 🛑

What was the method to keep them “at bay”?

Proud of our PD! Good job!

Was it someone that was let out due to COVID-19???? Nothing like making ou streets more difficult for our LEO’s

Great job YPD

Good job!

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#SmallBusinessSaturday

We have a variety of different and unique small businesses in the valley. Most of them offer curbside, contactless pick up. Our small businesses in the valley need our support now more than ever. Here are a few free ways to support local businesses! #supportlocal #eatlocal

#SmallBusinessSaturday

We have a variety of different and unique small businesses in the valley. Most of them offer curbside, contactless pick up. Our small businesses in the valley need our support now more than ever. Here are a few free ways to support local businesses! #supportlocal #eatlocal
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Hoptown Wood Fired Pizza

While these are great ideas at the end of the day those things don't pay the bills.

#7 no burning or looting these businesses can help also!!

It’s to bad no one really does this

I prefer letting them open across the board, they should have never closed, no government entity should have the right to take away someone's means of supporting themself and their family, period, not in America, not for any illness, not for any reason, thousands of businesses will never open back up, ive heard Norms and Jackson's amongst others here will not, so many people lost their livelihood, all for a virus with less of a impact than many from the past, its a shame.

Thank you for posting. Every little bit helps.

A&B Native American cuisine

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POT HEAD OFFICER

Recently, Sergeant Grow was waved down by a community member who said her daughter had made a gift for YPD.  She then handed Sgt. Grow this police officer made of pots for planting, and said it was just to say “thanks”.  We wanted to say THANKS back at this thoughtful, and talented, person.  The artwork now lives in the patrol sergeants’ office, hopefully with some grass growing like hair soon.  #ThankYou #CommUnity  #canSergeantGrowgrowgrass #TheKindOfPotPoliceApproveOf

POT HEAD OFFICER

Recently, Sergeant Grow was waved down by a community member who said her daughter had made a gift for YPD. She then handed Sgt. Grow this police officer made of pots for planting, and said it was just to say “thanks”. We wanted to say THANKS back at this thoughtful, and talented, person. The artwork now lives in the patrol sergeants’ office, hopefully with some grass growing like hair soon. #ThankYou #CommUnity #canSergeantGrowgrowgrass #TheKindOfPotPoliceApproveOf
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That is so cool!

Officer Potts or Potter or Pottenger?

Nice. Although the heading title is deceiving.

Super cute and so sweet of the little girl who made it. God Bless her and YPD.

So cute now this is showing appreciation, thanks to all of YPD for all that you all do, stay safe and healthy 🤗

Oh my goodness how cute is that. Nice job to the little lady that made it. Love it. ❤

That is just so adorable💙💙

This is so cool! Good job lil lady!

That’s great! 👏👏👏❤️

Awesome 👍

Adorable!

Cute

Wiggle wiggle

#ChiefKetchum

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#SmallBusinessSaturday
We have a variety of different and unique small businesses in the valley. Most of them offer curbside, contactless pick up. Our small businesses in the valley need our support now more than ever. Here are a few free ways to support local businesses! #supportlocal #eatlocal
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POT HEAD OFFICER
Recently, Sergeant Grow was waved down by a community member who said her daughter had made a gift for YPD. She then handed Sgt. Grow this police officer made of pots for planting, and said it was just to say “thanks”. We wanted to say THANKS back at this thoughtful, and talented, person. The artwork now lives in the patrol sergeants’ office, hopefully with some grass growing like hair soon. #ThankYou #CommUnity #canSergeantGrowgrowgrass #TheKindOfPotPoliceApproveOf
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