News & Events

No Shave November a Big Success

The  “No Shave November,”  has come to an end and a local charity is thrilled with the outcome. Fifty Yakima Police Officers participated in the fundraising event and each donated $50.00 to Children’s Wishes and Dreams, a local charity that grants wishes to children with a life-threatening or life-altering condition. The officers donated the money in lieu of … Read More

Starbucks and Hilton Host Coffee with a Cop

The Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Yakima and the Starbucks at 1312 South First Street recently hosted The Yakima Police Department’s Coffee with the Cop. The event at the Hilton was part of the National Coffee with a Cop Day. Since Coffee with a Cop’s humble beginnings in Hawthorne, California in 2011, there have been thousands of … Read More

Yakima Police Officers Growing Facial Hair for a Good Cause.

The Yakima Police Department  is participating in “No Shave November”. In support of family, friends and community members dealing with cancer, employees that choose to participate, have donated $50.00, in lieu of buying shaving supplies and will then be allowed to grow their facial hair for the month.  The current YPD policy only allows officers … Read More

Great Turnout for 3rd Annual BBQ with the Cops

On Saturday, October 7th, several hundred people attended the 3rd Annual BBQ with the Cops at “The Range.” The event, which is put on by “The Range,” continues to grow every year and is a great opportunity for Yakima Police Officers to engage with community members in the hopes of improving trust between the community and … Read More

Thousands Visit YPD Booth at the Fair

A record 326,000 people attended the 2017 Central Washington State Fair at State Fair Park in Yakima and many of those fairgoers stopped by the Yakima Police Department booth.  Literature on child safety seats, counterfeit money, how to become a police officer and the Yakima Police Department Community Academy was handed out. A wrecked car … Read More

SWAT Team Climbs Mt. Adams

On August 15th and 16th,  21 members of the Yakima Police Department SWAT team, along with Yakima Police Department Patrol Officer Einar Agledal and Department of Corrections Officer Brent Martin climbed Mt. Adams. The two-day hike was for training and to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the YPD SWAT team. All SWAT team members made … Read More

A Portrait for Kazan

In July of 2017 retired Yakima Police K-9 Kazan passed away at the age of 13. The Belgian Malinois was Detective Kevin Lee’s partner for seven years before he retired as a drug dog in 2013. This week Detective Lee received quite a surprise! A gorgeous portrait of Kazan was delivered to the Yakima Police Department. The portrait was … Read More

Yakima Police Host Open House

The Yakima Police Department recently held an open house at the Richard Zais Law and Justice Center at 200 South Third Street. Over 200 people took the opportunity to tour the Yakima Police Operations and the Yakima City Municipal Jail. Hot dogs and refreshments were served as community members had a chance to meet members … Read More

Yakima Police Officers Visit Block Parties for National Night Out

The Yakima Police Department took part in several block parties for the annual National Night Out. YPD Officers visited 22 separate block parties, including community parties at the Henry Beauchamp Center and Martin Luther King Jr. Park.  National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our … Read More

Thousands Raised for YPD K-9 Unit.

On Friday July 9th, the Yakima Police Department’s K-9 Unit was presented a check for $13,000 by Leadership Yakima. The presentation was made at Yakima County Stadium before a Yakima Valley Pippins game. The money was raised by leadership Yakima through a fun run and walk fundraiser held at Franklin Park in June. Yakima Police … Read More