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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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Police Officers Involved in Sunday Incident at 5th Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard Identified

January 26, 2022

The Yakima police officers involved in Sunday morning’s critical incident at the intersection of 5th Avenue and MLK, Jr. Boulevard are: Officer Chris Taylor (15 years of experience) Officer Adam… Read More

Man Shot in Walmart Parking Lot in Early January Dies in Hospital

January 25, 2022

A man who was shot in the parking lot of the East Yakima Walmart earlier this month died yesterday, January 24th, at a Seattle hospital as a result of gunshot… Read More

Fish & Wildlife Building Burglary Suspect Arrested

January 25, 2022

On Monday, January 24th, Yakima police arrested a man who is suspected of burglarizing the Yakima office of the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife in early January.  The… 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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UPDATE
See attached news release for updated information regarding Sundays officer involved shooting

UPDATE
See attached news release for updated information regarding Sunday's officer involved shooting
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Just give them a medal!

Nice work YPD. Thank you for your service to our community.

Give them a pass and put them back to work?We need them patrolling our neighborhoods in yakima to make it a better place to live in?💖 🙏

Thank you to the men and women who have, and continue to hold the line. 💙🖤

Thank you YPD, you stand up for those who are not able to stand for themselves. I pray the Lord's favor and blessings over you all!

Much love and respect to ALL the LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS around this valley..PRAYERS SENT DAILY!

job well done guys

Praying for our Police.

Too bad as much investigation was done to curb Yakima violance. Lets demonize police doing their duty, this started with a far left PC and continues.

I support the YPD Keep up the good work

Investigation may be necessary, but I'm sure these officers made the right choices. Thank you for serving this messed up city.

Thank you for what you do for this crazy town!

Is this administrative investigation required. It seems one investigation should do.

I don't live in Yakima, but thank you YPD for you service and your fast actions in this matter!

I appreciate the policemen who put their lives on the line. I don’t however, appreciate blasting their names out there that they are each under investigations.

Good job YPD. We thank you for putting your lives on the line in order to protect us. God bless you. 💙💙💙

Great work YPD!

Thank you YPD. Back the blue!

Thank you YPD for keeping us safe. Good job

Thank you to the men and women who put their lives on the line everyday. I support you.

YPD has our support!!

My heroes!!

Thank you 🙏 YPD we believe in you and we are here to back you!!!❤️❤️🥰

Difficult job, thank you 🙏🏼

Thank you for your service

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***UPDATE:  Kerri is no longer listed as a missing person; thank you to everyone who shared***

MISSING PERSON
Kerri A. Rivers, 31 years of age, was reported missing by family who are concerned for her welfare.  Please contact the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200 if you have any information on her whereabouts.

***UPDATE: Kerri is no longer listed as a missing person; thank you to everyone who shared***

MISSING PERSON
Kerri A. Rivers, 31 years of age, was reported missing by family who are concerned for her welfare. Please contact the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200 if you have any information on her whereabouts.
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She has been found & is no longer with us anymore RIP KERRI

I dont see any humor in someone thats missing,i have a daughter thats out there too and i havnt layed eyes on her in a year and a half!Obviously youve never had someone you love go missing.your comments are disgraceful!!!!😢

O boy I hope and pray she's okay and un harmed

She was talking to me about inpatient treatment on dec-7! Check on that k she messaged me about going for it!

Does she have special needs? Any more information?

How long kerri been missing

She isn't 31 lol 😆 😂 she close to 40 yrs old, she's probably sitting in a room getting stoned, she did that once for at least 3 yrs 🤣 she didn't come out at all lol 😆

Her and Eric Johnson migh have broke up but she could be in the AA or NA halls ?

Former Yakima Police Officer Robert Lamay Diagnosed with Covid. I knew this day would come. I told you so.https://www.sorryantivaxxer.com/post/robert-lamay-50-naches-wa-ex-state-trooper-anti-vaxxer-hospitalized-with-covid

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RUNAWAY JUVENILE
YPD is asking for the publics help in locating 13 year old runaway Wendy Ruiz Castaneda.  Wendy left home without permission, on 1/19/22, and was last seen wearing a red Nike sweater, grey Nike sweat pans and black Nike shoes.  Wendy is described as being 54 tall, about 168 pounds with black hair and black eyes.  Please call 911 if you have any information on Wendys whereabouts.

RUNAWAY JUVENILE
YPD is asking for the public's help in locating 13 year old runaway Wendy Ruiz Castaneda. Wendy left home without permission, on 1/19/22, and was last seen wearing a red Nike sweater, grey Nike sweat pans and black Nike shoes. Wendy is described as being 5'4'' tall, about 168 pounds with black hair and black eyes. Please call 911 if you have any information on Wendy's whereabouts.
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So many teens running away. I feel like for cases like these, CPS should get involved and look into the homes of runaways. You never know what could be going on behind closed doors

I've known Wendy since 2014 when my kids became friends with her. She definitely has issues at home. I pray she is safe. My son says he saw her the other day walking to 7 11 in the same clothes she is described as wearing in the post.

I hope she comes home! Get some counseling and figure out what is going on , and work on issues that are troubling the family!♥️

Prayers that she is found safe

Hope she is found safe. She is so young.

Prayers she is found safe!

Sharing. Praying she stays safe and gets the help she needs.

That is My granddaughter friend hope she is found safe

🙏🙏🙏 she returns or found safe.

We both have the same last name 🥺❤️‍🔥 I wonder if I just wonder I have so many family members that I don't know of sharing in Central valley CA

She posted on Instagram saying she was okay

Mmm, to many teens wanna live that stupid nasty Yakima street life.. it’s sad but hopefully one day she can open her eyes and realize she ain’t doin nun but worry sick other people

Shared in our missing persons group and human trafficking awareness group 🙏 www.facebook.com/groups/185754456678920/?ref=share_group_link

🙏🙏🙏🙏

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Good morning, I am the Chief for the Yakima Police Department. This morning we had a critical incident (officer involved shooting) at 5th Ave and MLK. Details will be posted on our department twitter account @yakimapolice. ...

***UPDATE: Kerri is no longer listed as a missing person; thank you to everyone who shared***

MISSING PERSON
Kerri A. Rivers, 31 years of age, was reported missing by family who are concerned for her welfare. Please contact the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200 if you have any information on her whereabouts.
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RUNAWAY JUVENILE
YPD is asking for the public's help in locating 13 year old runaway Wendy Ruiz Castaneda. Wendy left home without permission, on 1/19/22, and was last seen wearing a red Nike sweater, grey Nike sweat pans and black Nike shoes. Wendy is described as being 5'4'' tall, about 168 pounds with black hair and black eyes. Please call 911 if you have any information on Wendy's whereabouts.
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