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...

Two Victims of Gang-Related Shootings Arrived at the Hospital Friday

February 22, 2021

At about 1:45 pm on Friday, February 19th, Yakima police officers responded to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital when a 16-year-old Yakima male showed up at the hospital and claimed he… Read More

South 29th Avenue Homicide

January 28, 2021

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 10:42 p.m., patrol officers from the Yakima Police Department were dispatched to the 900 block of South 29th Ave for a gun shot victim…. Read More

De-Escalation Training for Yakima Police – MEDIA AVAILABLITY

January 20, 2021

During the summer of 2020, Police Chief Matthew Murray directed the senior management team and various experts throughout the Yakima Police Department (YPD) to review all of YPD’s force-related policies… 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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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
As we celebrate women’s achievements on International Women’s Day, the women of the Yakima Police Department want their community to know that they are proud to serve.  

Commissioned officers and civilian staff alike are accomplished and resilient women who come from a strong tradition of women representing their community. The women of the Yakima Police Department are made of all kinds, because it takes all kinds of people to make this department run.  In the end, there’s no one kind of person that it takes to be a police officer.  It is strength of character that makes it possible – not physical strength, or aggression or any other stereotype.  

The women of the Yakima Police Department invite all the women of strong character within our community, and others, to join us – we need you!
For more information on joining YPD, click the link: https://yakimapolice.org/join-ypd/
#IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge #JoinYPD #CommUnity

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
As we celebrate women’s achievements on International Women’s Day, the women of the Yakima Police Department want their community to know that they are proud to serve.

Commissioned officers and civilian staff alike are accomplished and resilient women who come from a strong tradition of women representing their community. The women of the Yakima Police Department are made of all kinds, because it takes all kinds of people to make this department run. In the end, there’s no one kind of person that it takes to be a police officer. It is strength of character that makes it possible – not physical strength, or aggression or any other stereotype.

The women of the Yakima Police Department invite all the women of strong character within our community, and others, to join us – we need you!
For more information on joining YPD, click the link: yakimapolice.org/join-ypd/
#IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge #JoinYPD #CommUnity
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Thank You ladies For Your Service To The Communities & beyond. It is Very Much Appreciated

Thank you ladies for your gallant admiration and dedication as police officers for ourYakima community and abroad , my fondest memories of dedication to ypd and and community with admiration and compassion is Taryn Miller thank you for your service

Thank you ladies and female canine, you are appreciated and recognized for your many contributions to our communities!!! 👏👏👏👏🙏👮🐕🙏

A heartfelt thank you for your service. Also, to the dispatchers & clerks. 💙

Much admiration of these women!

Angie Nielsen.... such a great lady! RESPECT

Thank You Ladies from the son-in-law of Yakima’s first female officer R.I.P. Alice Bachison

Mike Angie Nielsen you are incredibly strong and admirable! Thank you for your service and all the women on the force!

Thank you all!💙

Thank you, ladies, for everything you do

Thank you for being there for us! You are appreciated.

Thank you all for your service!

Thanks Neighbor!

Thank you for all you ladies do!

Thank you all

I like the cow picture the picture with the calf! I used to raise a lot of dairy cattle and beef cattle back in the day!

Padilla and diaz best officers out there

Hailey!

Great Women. Great Cops.

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FUTURE YPD OFFICERS
Thanks, Chief Murray, for the assist with recruiting!
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That little girl got the cop with an attitude thing going on. Lol So cute! And the little boy reminds me of Chunk on Goonies when he says Captain Chunk. Lol also So cute!

Can you please have an unmarked car come and park in the cul-de-sac at N. 66th and monitor the noise with a meter, speed and Rickey Racers getting on it from the stop light? Doesn't have to be a posted officer to gather facts. Thank you

Adorable!

I lived in Yakima for close to 53 years and have never seen the interaction of YPD with the people of Yakima as I have since Chief Murray took the position. I no longer live there but I must say Chief Murray I'm impressed and proud of you and the time you take investing in the people of Yakima

I’ve always seen the interaction but only recently have they used social media as they are. Kudos YPD

So cute. Look forward to seeing them on the force.

10-4 Guys!😎🤑😎🤫 Like I said the rocks. Watching me!

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DID YOU SEE THAT?
If you are not following us on Instagram and Twitter, you may have missed information regarding a few of the major calls YPD Officers responded to last week, to include:

• DUI Collisions
• Gunshot Wound Victims
• Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision 
• Vehicle Pursuit involving shooting suspect 

We have been working to improve our Social Media presence in order to keep our #CommUnity informed.  

For BREAKING NEWS information, please follow us on 
Instagram  - @yakpd  
Twitter - @yakimapolice

DID YOU SEE THAT?
If you are not following us on Instagram and Twitter, you may have missed information regarding a few of the major calls YPD Officers responded to last week, to include:

• DUI Collisions
• Gunshot Wound Victims
• Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision
• Vehicle Pursuit involving shooting suspect

We have been working to improve our Social Media presence in order to keep our #community informed.

For BREAKING NEWS information, please follow us on
Instagram - @yakpd
Twitter - @yakimapolice
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This is all well and good for a segment of society, but hopefully the news is shared in something other than those two venues.

Apples for Firefighters needs your support for the upcoming fire season.

Apples for

I only use fb Everything else is repetitive

Instagram…

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
As we celebrate women’s achievements on International Women’s Day, the women of the Yakima Police Department want their community to know that they are proud to serve.

Commissioned officers and civilian staff alike are accomplished and resilient women who come from a strong tradition of women representing their community. The women of the Yakima Police Department are made of all kinds, because it takes all kinds of people to make this department run. In the end, there’s no one kind of person that it takes to be a police officer. It is strength of character that makes it possible – not physical strength, or aggression or any other stereotype.

The women of the Yakima Police Department invite all the women of strong character within our community, and others, to join us – we need you!
For more information on joining YPD, check out the link: https://yakimapolice.org/join-ypd/
#IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge #JoinYPD #CommUnity
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RUNAWAY JUVENILE
YPD is asking for the public’s help in locating 16 year old runaway Gabriel Farrar. Gabriel is 5’9” tall, 130 pounds and has brown hair often worn in a pony tail. If you have any information regarding Gabriel’s whereabouts please call 911.
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