Our Mission Statement…

The members of the Yakima Police Department will partner with the community to reduce violent crime, while always providing exceptional customer service.

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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Latest News...

Three People Shot at a Yakima Mini-Mart

June 22, 2022

Detectives from the Yakima Police Department’s Gang and Major Crimes Units are searching for two people they believe were behind Tuesday morning’s 8th homicide in the city. Three people were… Read More

YPD Names Driver, Passenger in Traffic Accident at Yakima Airport

June 8, 2022

On May 20, 2022, at about 3:00 am, the driver of a vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed eastbound on Washington Avenue was unable to maintain control… Read More

Suspect in Sunday Shooting Admits Involvement in Another Homicide Last Year

May 16, 2022

A 43-year-old Yakima man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in what police believe was a gang-related incident.  While being questioned, one of the suspects in the shooting told… 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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Congratulations YPD God bless our City.

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well, at least the driver remained on scene

My heart go out to the victim and their loved ones affected by this 100% preventable crime! Drinking and driving is not only illegal but also incredibly dangerous, as evidenced by this crash (not an accident). We must come together as a community to prevent such senseless tragedies from occurring. Please, never get behind the wheel if you've been drinking. It's a decision that saves lives. #DontDrinkAndDrive #DriveSafe #CommunitySafety 🚫🍻🚗

Well they are probably exaggerating on the alcohol. The man probably had one drink and he’ll say it’s under the influence. Yeah she had no reflection anybody could’ve done it. It’s a bad accident who anybody could’ve hit her at least the gentleman stayed there and didn’t run kudos for him

Tragedy all the way around. Prayers for both parties involved.

Prayers💕✨🙏✨💕

Let’s see if anything but the DUI sticks.

Hope she survives

Benton County Sheriff deputies abuse and murder pets. www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVlwxH4BjAc

Her name is Ana Danker. She's a drug addict who is involved in a lot of crimal activities and her not having proper lighting was her trying to be incognito. I'm not saying she had it coming but when you look for shit, you find it.

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Congratulations to all award recipients. Well deserved!

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