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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.

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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.

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TRAFFIC TUESDAY
In an effort to inform and educate our community, every week, we will be posting traffic statistics as well as traffic tips, videos, and interviews. Please be sure to check them out!

TRAFFIC TUESDAY
In an effort to inform and educate our community, every week, we will be posting traffic statistics as well as traffic tips, videos, and interviews. Please be sure to check them out!
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Yakima Police Department is that an average number of DUIs in a week? Thank you for keeping the streets safer!

I'm less worried about speeding tickets, seatbelt citations etc. I'm more worried about gang activity, drug use, and violent crimes. Traffic citations are less important to me than the bigger picture of keeping people safe.

Love me some revenue generation. The city employees are all counting on you guys for a raise, keep it up!

I’m so glad you all are keeping your eyes on other drivers Not!! I wish I had the info of the cop who saw me get pushed into the other lane right in front of him to avoid a direct collision from the jerk on the other lane that decided he wanted my lane on nob hill coming from 72nd East and this happened between 24th and 20th and the cop did nothing but went along as if he had blinders on! Gee thanks YPD! Thank you for doing your job!

School zone please! Also focus on road traffic & fire safety hazards around the areas 7th st & central Fridays

Great job Keep up the good work.

Thank you for keeping the public informed and Thank you for your service!

While this is great information, this city still has a problem with school zones and people stopping for buses.

Some of you people are never happy, if a officer gives ticket for a minor offence he is a jerk and just a bad cop. But then when they only write 1/3 of the people pulled over and 2/3 a warning, they need to write more tickets. Some think they shouldn't worry so much about traffic but get the bad guys. But if one of your kids or grandparents get ran over , or that speeder hit your car. You want to know why the police don't clean up the traffic problem. If they just drive on when you see someone driving crazy, remember they may be on a call to help someone a child a older person, they don't always use lights and siren .

Kennewick Police Department can we do something like this for the Tri-Cities area, but also include car accidents? I'm curious to know those stats! There's always so many accidents here, it's scary!

Yep, what were the violations? Violations cited and warned, Where and time of day, and day of the week?? Otherwise not much value other than PR. Mike 1975-2002

I love this! Thanks for keeping the community informed. We appreciate all you do!!

Just curious anyone getting stopped for loud pipes and tinted windows ( such a danger to cops)? The racing and loud pipes are out of hand.

Thank you YPD for helping to keep our community safe 💙👮‍♂️👮‍♀️💙

This is awesome info to know! Thanks for posting.

Please send someone and have them sit on Lyons Loop facing 52nd!! People seem to think 52nd is a freeway!

Umm, am I tripping or is the math not mathing?

Hope to see more citations and less warnings

What they all have in Common (they are all Free) 😂

Keep up the great work

Yeah what about the schools

Great Job YPD 💙💙💙 and thank you..

15 DUIs in one week?? WOW.

When are the city going to Crack down for excessive noise on the rice rockets ! HUH!!??

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GET A RIDE, DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
Earlier this week, officers were called to a report of a driver asleep at the wheel of a vehicle in the traffic lane. Officers arrived and it appeared the vehicle was still in drive with the unconscious driver’s foot resting on the brake. Officers positioned their patrol vehicles in a way as to block the vehicle so that the driver would not be able to drive away once awakened.  When woken up, the confused driver unintentionally attempted to drive away, but the blocking patrol vehicles were successful in not letting the vehicle move. The driver was compliant once they understood what was happening, and was arrested for DUI.
 
Please remember, if you choose to drink, don’t drive!
 
#buzzedDrivingIsDrunkDriving #DriveSober #DesignatedDriver

GET A RIDE, DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
Earlier this week, officers were called to a report of a driver asleep at the wheel of a vehicle in the traffic lane. Officers arrived and it appeared the vehicle was still in drive with the unconscious driver’s foot resting on the brake. Officers positioned their patrol vehicles in a way as to block the vehicle so that the driver would not be able to drive away once awakened. When woken up, the confused driver unintentionally attempted to drive away, but the blocking patrol vehicles were successful in not letting the vehicle move. The driver was compliant once they understood what was happening, and was arrested for DUI.

Please remember, if you choose to drink, don’t drive!

#buzzedDrivingIsDrunkDriving #DriveSober #DesignatedDriver
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Thank you for getting that person off the road before causing an accident. Some people just don't get it and they font seem to care about others lives.

Those going out "partying" need to call that one friend or family member that will pick them up, no questions asked or badgering for the first 24 hours... that was my rule with my son. No matter what time, if he was drinking, or the person who had the car was drinking, I would pick him up. Can't count the number of times i drove into town (in Maine) to pick him up. But worth it, better than having the police show up at your door to tell you your kid/family member is in a body bag.

Yakima Police department YOU ROCK!! Thank you for keeping the roads a bit safer. I heard that call on my scanner. And it was right on Yakima Ave. Crazy.

People nodding out from opiates and street drugs need more then a dui. Sad there is nothing more that can be done good job guys best way to handle this situation.

Drunk and or drugged drivers are selfish and stupid! If you can afford to spend money on substances, then you can afford to get an Uber if you can't call someone. Are people ever going to learn that this is just so incredibly bad, stupid and wrong to do!!??!!?? I don't think the laws are ever going to be stiff or harsh enough to deter. Im glad to see YPD crack down on the "speeders" around the town and valley also. Those fines need to go way up as well and add driving school or suspend licenses after 3 speeding tickets within a month...alot of the drivers in Yakima these days are careless and wreckless. We just moved back here after being gone for 20 years and it's changed alot. Traffic use to be nothing and easy. At least it's still better than Seattle's, but West Valley area is crazy out there now with these issues! Happy to see YPD out there frequently though. Awesome care YPD! Thank you!!

Thank you for reacting so quickly and keeping Yakima safe!

Y.P.D. keeping all safe, even the D.U.I.driver.

He was arrested for a dui but didn’t even get the chance to drive?

Y tantas vidas inocentes que se apagan a causa de gente irresponsable😔😔buen trabajó de los oficiales 👮‍♀️

Thank you YPD for a job well done 💙

Gracias por su trabajo

Probably let him go once he woke up..

Any update on the missing little boy?

So glad it had a good ending! Thank you YPD❣

These people should loose their car and license for good. Insurance companies should be notified so they can not get insurance. If I had an insurance company, I would not want to insure these people.

Max Flores look it’s yoy

That is scary!

Michael Tejeda

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What an ugly case 🤨😣😬😂

drive hammered. get nailed. 🤔🎯

Dummy lol

Omg!

Great job.

Great work!

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TRAFFIC TUESDAY
In an effort to inform and educate our community, every week, we will be posting traffic statistics as well as traffic tips, videos, and interviews. Please be sure to check them out!
...

GET A RIDE, DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
Earlier this week, officers were called to a report of a driver asleep at the wheel of a vehicle in the traffic lane. Officers arrived and it appeared the vehicle was still in drive with the unconscious driver’s foot resting on the brake. Officers positioned their patrol vehicles in a way as to block the vehicle so that the driver would not be able to drive away once awakened. When woken up, the confused driver unintentionally attempted to drive away, but the blocking patrol vehicles were successful in not letting the vehicle move. The driver was compliant once they understood what was happening, and was arrested for DUI.

Please remember, if you choose to drink, don’t drive!

#buzzedDrivingIsDrunkDriving #DriveSober #DesignatedDriver
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