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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IN THE DOGHOUSE
Earlier this week, 911 received a call from a victim who said they found their vehicle which had been stolen out of another city earlier that day.  When officers arrived in the area, the occupant of the vehicle fled on foot, initially avoiding capture.  Officers were quickly able to establish a perimeter and called upon their partner, K9 Trex, to assist.  After a brief track, K9 Trex located the suspect hiding in a doghouse in the backyard of a residence.  The suspect was arrested and booked on multiple charges. Thank you, K9 Trex, for the assist! #TheNoseKnows #NoteToSelfDontHideInDogHousesWhenK9isTrackingYou #BetterYetDontRunFromThePolice #AndDontTakeWhatIsntYours

IN THE DOGHOUSE
Earlier this week, 911 received a call from a victim who said they found their vehicle which had been stolen out of another city earlier that day. When officers arrived in the area, the occupant of the vehicle fled on foot, initially avoiding capture. Officers were quickly able to establish a perimeter and called upon their partner, K9 Trex, to assist. After a brief track, K9 Trex located the suspect hiding in a doghouse in the backyard of a residence. The suspect was arrested and booked on multiple charges. Thank you, K9 Trex, for the assist! #thenoseknows #notetoselfdonthideindoghouseswhenk9istrackingyou #betteryetdontrunfromthepolice #anddonttakewhatisntyours
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Constantly amazes me there are people in this world that run and hide from a K9 officer. And they "drive" people. Scarier yet!!!💙🖤🐾❤ Atta Boy K9 officer, Trex!! You're a ROCK STAR!!!

Great job Trex and YPD. Get these criminals off the streets for good.

Thanks boy, we need more like you.

Awesome job Trevor and Company!!

Way to go, K9 Trex!!!

Love it! Great job Trex and officers!

Good job!

Yakima Police department my name is Sage Morningstar! And the rock is watching me right now! I will stay low-key! Good boy Rex!

Trex, you are totally awesome!

Good job Trex. Thank you for your service.

Good dog!! 💙🚔🐾

Handsome boy. Great job Trex!

Way to go Trex!

Nice job!

Good work..

Nice work Trex!

Lie down with dogs, you get fleas.

Good boy Trex.

♥️🐾♥️🐾

👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻❤

🙏🙏

Good job officer Trex. Don't let it confuse you that humans were in the dog house, the husband is in one a lot.

Love the updates, great job Trex and all involved! 💞💞💞

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TRAFFIC TRAFFIC EVERYWHERE 
This afternoon, the Investigations Division was on the road to assist with traffic enforcement after the HUGE response we received from our #CommUnity with suggestions on where to focus our efforts.  Thank you to everyone who reached out; we will continue to make our rounds through the suggested areas within the City limits.  #IncreaseSafety #DecreaseCollisions #Teamwork
Studies have shown that traffic enforcement reduces crime. Read more here:  https://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/809689.pdf

TRAFFIC TRAFFIC EVERYWHERE
This afternoon, the Investigations Division was on the road to assist with traffic enforcement after the HUGE response we received from our #community with suggestions on where to focus our efforts. Thank you to everyone who reached out; we will continue to make our rounds through the suggested areas within the City limits. #increasesafety #decreasecollisions #teamwork
Studies have shown that traffic enforcement reduces crime. Read more here: www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nti/pdf/809689.pdf
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Thank you. You all are Awesome.

How about the heavy congestion at Davis high school when they’re distributing meals on Wednesday? I can’t even get to my house after work or people coming to my house without having to detour a mile out of our way. Or how about the $700 ticket I got when drove up my road and yet I have proof (video) of other people driving the same way I did and nor getting tickets.

YPD Rocks!! Thank you ..

They run the stop sign on the north side of 58th and Lincoln ALL the time!!!

Is the one in the back tryin to bite his lip and flex?? 🤣

Wack

Thank you officers! Saw several going back and forth to Doctor appointment today on Washington between 40 th and 6 th ave.

Just remember it is illegal to use undercover cars for traffic enforcement unless responding to an incident in between sanctioned assignment.

I saw a semi truck run a red light yesterday at 40th and Tieton.

Saw you on 16th Ave. Today, ty ty ty!!

Thank you. I saw 2 officers pull cars over between 24th Ave. and 40th Ave on Nob Hill this afternoon and one Sheriff pulled one over at 40th and Nob Hill.

Thank you! ❤️ (glad I haven't gotten pulled over 😂)

Thank you People were put on notice. I was at a Barbershop and a client talked about the police presence. I said we are tired of speeding and drag racing. Keep up the good work

A ticket a day keeps the Sgt away!! 👮😜

Maybe we can get YSO and Union Gap to patrol Ahtanum in the morning almost every morning I get past like I’m standing still while doing the speed limit.

Its was great so them at the school zones on Summitview this morning and at noon when school got out. Heard alot of cars getting pulled over. Thank you

It was so great to see you on 16th Avenue south of Nob Hill this afternoon. Thank you very much!!

Thanks to all❣️

To be honest, I do not even know where the city limits are anymore, but how about addressing the traffic mess on 72nd just north of Nob Hill, where everyone wants to turn into the school parking lot. That is horrible. Don't suggest I take another route or not drive there during the bad time, that is not always an option. I do try to avoid school areas, but this mess is bad.

Need to do this this around 11pm.

There is always one.

Thanks to each and all of you!

As old Sgt Bob Jones used to say, "Tickets"

No kidding....not ten minutes ago FOUR cars sped by on Prasch within a five minute period between 16th and 20th. I'm not talking a few miles over the speed limit, I'm talking about 35-40 m.p.h. in a 20 m.p.h. zone. Please come and park in our driveway and you will see it.

Thank you.

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DOUBLE DUTY
The role of Police Officer is often described as one that wears many hats.  The other night, Officer Franz was able to try the Fire Fighter hat on for size when he came across smoke coming from a west valley business (the business was closed and unoccupied at this time).  Although flames were not visible, Officer Franz got a closer look and could see burn marks and condensation on the windows and was able to feel heat radiating from inside.  Officer Franz relayed his findings to dispatch so they could send the experts from the City of Yakima Fire Department out to take over.  Thanks to the #teamwork between YPD & YFD, the building was not a total loss and thankfully no one was hurt.  #CommUnity #TheyCallMeTheFireman #ChiefForADay #FirefightersAreOurHerosToo

DOUBLE DUTY
The role of Police Officer is often described as one that wears many hats. The other night, Officer Franz was able to try the Fire Fighter hat on for size when he came across smoke coming from a west valley business (the business was closed and unoccupied at this time). Although flames were not visible, Officer Franz got a closer look and could see burn marks and condensation on the windows and was able to feel heat radiating from inside. Officer Franz relayed his findings to dispatch so they could send the experts from the City of Yakima Fire Department out to take over. Thanks to the #teamwork between YPD & YFD, the building was not a total loss and thankfully no one was hurt. #CommUnity #TheyCallMeTheFireman #ChiefForADay #FirefightersAreOurHerosToo
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Good job Franz!

Thank you

Thank you!

Thankyou!! You all rock!!

Thank you Officer!!!

Awesome!

Thank you. Jobs well done!

Thank you !!

Good job Officer Franz!

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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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