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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Please join us in warmly welcoming our two new Services Division members, Mariana Gutierrez & Jeanette Flores.
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Welcome Mariana & Jeanette!

Welcome aboard!

Did the people before them retire


Mariana Gutierrez 🥰

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Thank you Captain, well done! Looking forward to more tips. I cant help wonder about the demographics of Yakima. If someone were to get robbed by a random. What would they most likely be described as? What area of town has a higher than normal rate of robbery that could be avoided? Just my thoughts while I watched this, again thanks for the informative video.

Thank you for the information! Always be aware of your surroundings!!

Be a good witness even though little to nothing will be done to the criminal! Got it!! 👍

obtain concealed license

Thank you Captain Seely!

Thank you to all police officers for your service . My way is to always keep my eyes roaming for suspicious activity and every minute of every day be prepared to kill or be killed and just hope it never has to go that way.

Ramiro Medina

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Is it get a CCP?

And also carry your 2nd amendment right.

Tip #1 carry a gun

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Captain Jay Seely began overseeing traffic enforcement in September and brought a new policy requiring officers to make four traffic stops per day. "I'm not requiring them to write four tickets per day, I'm requiring them to make four traffic stops per day for collision causing behavior," Seely said. This rule doesn't just apply to the traffic unit. “That also includes our lieutenants. So, we have four patrol lieutenants and they’re each require getting four traffic stops per shift as well," said Sergeant Scott Grant. This doesn't feel right, I'm sorry but when you put this kind of pressure on officers they will tend to backfire. I'm not saying not to stay vigilant but come on, Quotas will create problems and devision between citizens and police. Jmo


Please join us in warmly welcoming our two new Services Division Specialists, Mariana Gutierrez & Jeanette Flores


Thank you Ponderosa Assisted Living for inviting first responders to a meal and great conversations! YPD, @yakimasheriff, @amr_social, and other first responders are very thankful for community members like you. 💕

#thankful #community #YakimaCommunity

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