News & Events

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

YPD Bike Unit to Patrol Downtown Yakima

The Yakima Police Department’s (YPD) Bike Patrol Unit has started patrolling the downtown Yakima area with a special focus on working with businesses in the Central Business District. The bike patrol unit consist of several YPD School Resource Officers and other officers from the patrol unit.   The bike unit will have regular patrols Monday … Read More

Yakima Host the NAMOA Annual Conference for the First Time

  The Yakima Police Department hosted the 2017 North American Motor Officers Annual Conference for the first time ever and the event was deemed a huge success. 110 motor officers from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Canada took part in the conference, which is designed to provide training for motor officers and gives them a chance to … Read More

Rosauers Host the Latest Coffee with a Cop

Rosauers hosted the latest Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, May 3rd. Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi was joined by several Yakima Police Officers and several local residents for conversation over a pastry and coffee, compliments of Rosauers Deli and Bakery.  Many local residents showed up to ask specific questions, share specific concerns and just to thank … Read More

YPD Invites Community Members to Use of Force Training

On March 25th, the Yakima Police Department hosted a class, which is designed to give local residents a better understanding of the use of force by police officers. The day long class was put on by the California Training Institute, and the instructor was Blair Alexander, a retired Lieutenant with the Oakland, California Police Department.  … Read More

Yakima Police Officers Honored

The Yakima Police Department held an awards ceremony on March 2nd at the Yakima Convention Center. Several YPD officers and civilian employees were honored for their efforts in 2016-2017.  Here are the award winners: Officer Bryan Elliot-Officer of the Year Officer of the Year nominees were Elliot, Detective Mike Durbin(Detective of the Year), Officer Mark … Read More