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.

Latest News...

Homicide on North 1st Street

September 5, 2021

On Saturday, September 4th at about 11:00 pm, patrol officers from the Yakima Police Department (YPD) were dispatched to the 1300 block of North 1st Street for a report of… Read More

Attempted Kidnapping at Miller Park Thwarted

September 1, 2021

On Tuesday, August 31st at about 8:45 pm, Yakima police officers responded to Miller Park (502 North 4th Street) regarding a report of a possible attempted kidnapping.  A patrol officer… Read More

Yakima Police Investigating Suspicious Death

August 31, 2021

On Monday, August 30th at about 11:15 am Yakima police officers responded to the 200 block of South Naches Avenue regarding a report of a suspicious death. Officers arrived and… 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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MISSING PERSON/RUNAWAY
Detectives are asking for the publics help in locating 16 year old Cristina Cuellar.  Cristina is missing out of Seattle and was last seen on August 17th, 2021.  Please see the attached flier for photos and a description of Cristina.  If you have any information on Cristinas whereabouts, please call 911 or contact Detective Mario Vela at 509-576-6535.

MISSING PERSON/RUNAWAY
Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating 16 year old Cristina Cuellar. Cristina is missing out of Seattle and was last seen on August 17th, 2021. Please see the attached flier for photos and a description of Cristina. If you have any information on Cristina's whereabouts, please call 911 or contact Detective Mario Vela at 509-576-6535.
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CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK
September 20th - 26th is Child Passenger Safety Week.  Around 50% of childrens car safety seats are installed incorrectly.  Be sure to read your car seats installation instructions carefully.  

If you have questions, or would like assistance with installation, call to schedule an appointment with one of our certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians at 509-575-6197.

CHILD PASSENGER SAFETY WEEK
September 20th - 26th is Child Passenger Safety Week. Around 50% of children's car safety seats are installed incorrectly. Be sure to read your car seat's installation instructions carefully.

If you have questions, or would like assistance with installation, call to schedule an appointment with one of our certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians at 509-575-6197.
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NEW OFFICER
On Monday, Officer Jason Marcellus was sworn in as YPD’s newest officer.  Congratulations and welcome, Officer Marcellus, we are happy to have you on the team! Here is some information about Ofc. Marcellus: 

My name is Jason Marcellus, I was born and raised in Detroit MI. After High School, I joined the Army and still serve in the Army Reserve as a Military Police Officer. My time in the Army has provided me with a great deal of opportunities. I have gotten some great training, travelled to some cool places and even met my wife, all courtesy of the Army. The Army brought my wife and I to Yakima and once we got here, we fell in the love with the community and the climate. I have spent my entire adult life in service to my country, now I look forward to serving the citizens of Yakima.

NEW OFFICER
On Monday, Officer Jason Marcellus was sworn in as YPD’s newest officer. Congratulations and welcome, Officer Marcellus, we are happy to have you on the team! Here is some information about Ofc. Marcellus:

My name is Jason Marcellus, I was born and raised in Detroit MI. After High School, I joined the Army and still serve in the Army Reserve as a Military Police Officer. My time in the Army has provided me with a great deal of opportunities. I have gotten some great training, travelled to some cool places and even met my wife, all courtesy of the Army. The Army brought my wife and I to Yakima and once we got here, we fell in the love with the community and the climate. I have spent my entire adult life in service to my country, now I look forward to serving the citizens of Yakima.
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MISSING PERSON/RUNAWAY
Please help locate Jose F. Villegas-Martinez; he is 15-years old, about 5’6” tall, approximately 150 lbs, with brown eyes, and black hair. Jose has been missing since 08/16/2021. If you know of his whereabouts, please contact 911. If you have any other information, please contact Detective Mario Vela at 509-576-6535.
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
In addition to the various career opportunities within the police department, the @cityofyakima has a new opening for Telecommunicator. Follow the link in their post for more information on what is available.
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