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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.

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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Robertson Elementary Locked Down Due to Shooting a Few Blocks Away

October 5, 2021

Robertson Elementary School, located at 2807 West Lincoln Avenue, was placed on lockdown earlier today following a shooting that occurred about four blocks away. At about 10:43 am today (October… Read More

Police Asking for Community Help with Information about Fatal Collision

October 4, 2021

Yakima police are asking for help from the community in locating the driver and passengers in a van who may have witnessed a fatal collision on Fair Avenue this past… Read More

Shooting Suspects Returned to Yakima

September 30, 2021

On Tuesday, September 28th, three detectives from the Yakima Police Department’s Gang Unit, along with an agent from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), flew to San Diego, California to pick up… Read More

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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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**UPDATE**

Ryan has been located and is safe. 

RUNAWAY

Ryan Chouinard, 16 years old. He is 61 150lbs.  His whereabouts are unknown.  He ran away on 10/22/2021 at approximately 1600 hours.  Case number is 21Y037207. Please call 911 if seen.

**UPDATE**

Ryan has been located and is safe.

RUNAWAY

Ryan Chouinard, 16 years old. He is 6'1 150lbs. His whereabouts are unknown. He ran away on 10/22/2021 at approximately 1600 hours. Case number is 21Y037207. Please call 911 if seen.
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Ryan if you are reading this please go home. Praying for you.

Lord please keep this young person safe from harm and lead him home.

Yakima police department could you please do an updated post on the kids still missing and the ones back home?ive shared so many it would be helpful to know.

Prayers for his safe return. 💗

Thank you everyone ❤️ the support and shares for my son is overwhelming. He is home

Made a call yesterday about a person laying up against a fire hydrant Naches Tieton rd and potter road. Might have been him. Check to see if the sheriff did it out.

Hope he returns home safe.

I seen him yesterday with Jayden lennartz

Sometimes people leave for a good reason. Ryan, you will always be loved and worthy of love.

Shared Minnesota iron range with prayers for answers

Prayers for a safe return

So glad hes home safe💙💙

Ryan go home. It’s not fist to your parents to have to worry about you.

Ryan go home , shared in Yakima

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Praying for you Ryan no matter where you are and what you are going thru. ♥️🙏

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Shared with prayers for a safe return🙏

Prayers 🙏

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Yakima Police Department- mom says he is home in the comments. Please update.

So happy for you and family 💖💖💗

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The third interview of our five part series with the prosecutors.
The Yakima Police Department is excited to announce a five-part Facebook LIVE series on the book “Don’t Shoot” and our community stakeholders with special guest: David Kennedy! During the month of October, our department will feature a guest from the community to discuss a topic related to reducing violent crime.
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That's because people are scared to come forward either that or they take matters into their own hands.

I agree these strategies are working. Kids 15 or 16 are out there shooting and the others are just walking out there plain sight. They need change to protect the community.

Please explain how this discussion leads to stopping gang crime … drive by shootings…

Today we have our prosecution partners with us. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Our apologies, if there are any tech issues, we will also have it uploaded to Facebook for later viewing.

The police put their lives on the line and then the governor puts handcuffs on them....might start there.

If they are assumed innocent then why unreasonably high bail and delay in gettig assigned counsel that causes arrestee to lose his job, his place of residence and other investments hemade to chnge his life on probation?

What role do schools have in gang prevention or identifying at risk youth? What resources are available for intervention when the need is identified?

So now we need to take care of ourself?

Brusic was zoned out playing with his thumbs....lol He'll get ya if you protect yourself and property.... he's said that a number of times but what about those people at Falcon Ridge that were murdered and Mr. Prosecutor dealed it away.... It's a joke.

Great discussion and good to see faces!

Could we just get harsher punishment for crimes? I am not talking about a slap on the wrist, I want real punishment that a criminal will remember so that him/her not do it again... real pain, something that hurts. Victims and their families deserve at least that much.

how to prevent children from joining gangs and stealing guns and shooting people? how do you accomplish this?

People don't testify because you don't protect them. Let them burn down a resdence/business and disappear the witness

I ask for help to clarify this Case from Yakima federal Court the Ninth Circuit Court of Appelles Acquitted me bases on insuficiency of evidencie but immigration deported me am in Tijuana México triying go back to USA check the case in Google USA v Sánchez Aguilar findlaw gracias

I ask for help to clarify this Case from Yakima federal Court the Ninth Circuit Court of Appelles Acquitted me bases on insuficiency of evidencie but immigration deported me check in Google USA v Sánchez Aguilar findlaw thanks

I ask for help to clarify this Case from Yakima federal Court the Ninth Circuit Court of Appelles Acquitted me bases on insuficiency of evidencie but immigration me am in Tijuana México triying go back to USA with My family check the case in Google USA v Sánchez Aguilar findlaw thanks

I ask for help to clarify this Case from Yakima federal Court the Ninth Circuit Court of Appelles Acquitted me bases on insuficiency of evidencie but immigration me am in Tijuana México triying go back to USA with My family check the case in Google USA v Sánchez Aguilar findlaw thanks

Danny check this out.

I know Joe!

Truth always hurts

yawn

Falcon Ridge.... yeah They really put them away.

Bruce

The video is not on pause. Raymond please restart your internet or your phone.

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MISSING PERSON

Detectives are asking for the publics help in locating 18 year old Lyssabelle Ballinger who is currently listed as a missing/endangered person. Lyssabelle was last seen on October 13th, 2021. She is 5’03”, 130lbs, and has black hair and brown eyes. If you have any information on Lyssabelle’s whereabouts, please call 911.

MISSING PERSON

Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating 18 year old Lyssabelle Ballinger who is currently listed as a missing/endangered person. Lyssabelle was last seen on October 13th, 2021. She is 5’03”, 130lbs, and has black hair and brown eyes. If you have any information on Lyssabelle’s whereabouts, please call 911.
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His name is B !! Please come home safe B ❤️❤️❤️

I’ve met His family and understand why he ran away and it breaks my heart that his parents are like that to there own child . Your supposed to love ur child no matter what

She introduced herself as B for all of high school

Prayers for her safe return home

She's been missing October 13,2021 and reported the same day. She's had a tall silver luggage with her. Thank you everyone for sharing help and your prayers 🙏 🙏🙏

I'm sorry but it doesn't matter if she or he. She's missing and need everybody's help. Thank you 🙏🙏

This looks very much like a girl that was panhandling outside of the Toppenish Safeway today around 11PM, she was with another person.

there was a girl on the greenway this morning that looked just like her but she was wearing glasses, if this girl wears glasses she can be found behind the humane society

I hate missing posts without saying WHERE they are from.

This is really a problem. Is there a web site to see these woman? Seems a lot are missing in all ages.

6 days later wow very helpfull

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Yakima Police Department when was she reported missing?

Oh Dear B...i have no idea who you are but i pray for you. I pray you find the acceptance and love you are looking for and i pray that you go home or atleast let them know you are okay.

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This is our neighbors daughter. Please share share share 💔🙏

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If this person is transgender... Yakima Police department.. You might not be respecting the missing person... Plus .. B is 18...an adult...

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MISSING PERSON

Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating 18 year old Lyssabelle Ballinger who is currently listed as a missing/endangered person. Lyssabelle was last seen on October 13th, 2021. She is 5’03”, 130lbs, and has black hair and brown eyes. If you have any information on Lyssabelle’s whereabouts, please call 911.
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**Update** Gavin has been located and is safe. BOLO Gavin Wells-Kelley who was reported missing by his family. Gavin was last seen in the area of 1200 S 72nd Ave on 10/16/21 at about 8:30pm. Last seen wearing green sweater, blue pants and a black backpack. Please call the Yakima Police Department or 911 with any information. ...

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