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Yakima Police Officers Honored for Saving Lives

Several Yakima Police Officers were honored on July 12th by the Yakima Kiwanis Club . The officers were honored for their heroic efforts in saving the lives of several senior citizens at the Heatherton Senior Condominiums in March of this year. Yakima Police Officer Brad Althauser, who was given the “Everyday Hero Award” first saw … Read More

Yakima Police Holding Roll Call BBQ’s

In the ongoing effort to build trust between the Yakima Police Department and local citizens, YPD is hosting Roll Call BBQ’s in neighborhoods throughout the city. The idea is to bring officers together with residents in neighborhoods they patrol and to allows citizens to get to know the officers.  The first Roll Call BBW was held … Read More

Yakima Police Officers Take Part in Torch Run for Special Olympics

Several members of the Yakima Police Department took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Five Officers along with Federal ATF and Homeland Security Agents each ran 5 miles and completed a 40 mile trip from south of Toppenish to Naches. The officers took over for a Tri-Cities team that ran across the state in … Read More

Yakima Motor Unit Scores Well at Regional Competition

Congratulations to three Yakima Police Officers with the YPD Motor Unit for their accomplishments at the 2016 North American Motor Officers Association Conference, which was held recently in Tulalip, Washington. Our unit received several trophies for the skills they demonstrated. The trophies included: second place overall in the Harley Division, third place in the slow race, third place in the … Read More

Ceremony Held to Honor Peace Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

A special ceremony was held May 10th at Performance Park in Downtown Yakima to honor Peace Officers killed in the line of duty. Members of the Yakima Police Department, Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and the Washington State Patrol, along with a handful of citizens attended. Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi, Yakima County Sheriff Brian Winter and Yakima … Read More

Hundreds Rally to Stop Violence

Several hundred people attended the “Stop the Violence Rally,” Saturday April 30th , at Miller Park. Members of the Yakima Police Department, including Chief Dominic Rizzi joined local citizens at the event.  It was put together to honor recent victims of violent crime and to also galvanize the community to work together to make Yakima a safer community.

Great Turnout for Yakima Police Citizens Academy

The Yakima Police Department’s Citizens Academy began on Wednesday April 13th with 39 people attending. The academy will cover a wide range of law enforcement activities including gang enforcement, traffic enforcement, YPD K-9 program, firearms, forensics, criminal investigations, YPD SWAT team and operational structure of the YPD. The ten week class runs through June 15th. … Read More

YPD Meets with Downtown Group for Coffee with a Cop

  Members of the Yakima Police Department met with members of a downtown group this week at 2nd Street Grill. The YPD held a Coffee with a Cop to coincide with the monthly meeting of the Downtown Association of Yakima. Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi  and several other officers were on hand to meet with business owners and citizens concerned … Read More

Yakima Police Welcome Three New Officers

Three new Yakima Police Officers were sworn in recently after finishing their probationary period and necessary training. Officers Hailie Meyers, Ian Cole and Travis Shephard  are now full time Yakima Police Officers. The 31-year-old Meyers, grew up in Nevada and is a graduate of the University of Nevada-Reno. She is married and her husbands name is Joel. … Read More

Yakima Shows Support For Texas Police Officer

The Yakima Police Department’s Command Staff is pictured holding a shawl, made for a Yakima native fighting for his life in Texas. Fort Worth Police Officer Matt Pearce was shot in the line of duty earlier this month and is in critical condition. This shawl, along with a prayer, has been sent to Officer Pearce. The … Read More