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.

Stay True to Yourself at YPD

Latest News...

Three People Shot at a Yakima Mini-Mart

June 22, 2022

Detectives from the Yakima Police Department’s Gang and Major Crimes Units are searching for two people they believe were behind Tuesday morning’s 8th homicide in the city. Three people were… Read More

YPD Names Driver, Passenger in Traffic Accident at Yakima Airport

June 8, 2022

On May 20, 2022, at about 3:00 am, the driver of a vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed eastbound on Washington Avenue was unable to maintain control… Read More

Suspect in Sunday Shooting Admits Involvement in Another Homicide Last Year

May 16, 2022

A 43-year-old Yakima man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in what police believe was a gang-related incident.  While being questioned, one of the suspects in the shooting told… 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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Thanks for sharing info with us. Good work across the board YPD!

Thank you for being transparent! I’m wondering, do we have a police blotter? Or a way to see daily happenings?

Pamela Goff is the first one the one you posted about Talitha? Thank God Her and Everyone In The Car Are Ok Physically. Most Definitely Will Keep Her In Prayer!!

Dang when will these young ones learn that drinking and driving will get you killed and.other people as well thank God the other car is okay

Yes , and thank you Reyna . My niece Tiffany sent it to me ❤ love ya

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Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our new Police Services Specialist, Morgana Holman.
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Thank you and your family for your service.

Congratulations Morgana!!

I love the short videos of the new people. Gives us a way to put a face with the name.

Welcome to YPD Morgana! We love our police! 💙🇺🇸💙



Welcome Morgana! Yakima loves it's PD.🥰

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 Welcome and Congratulations!


Congratulations Morgana!!!!💙💙💙

Welcome and Congratulations!

Do your civic duty to turn then the population against law enforcement. Tell your children the police hate America.


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Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our new Police Officer, Joshua Viveros.
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Welcome Officer Joshua! We love our YPD!! 💙🇺🇸💙

Congrats to my favorite son-in-law. Always willing to serve and protect! Wish you luck in your new Job.

That's my brother!! So very proud 👏 love you Joshua

Welcome Joshua. Congratulations, God bless and stay safe

Proud of you! Stay safe.

Welcome Joshua! Stay safe out there.

Prayers for our new LEO

Josh you are officially my favorite Yakima Police Officer! Congrats friend! ❤️

Congratulations Josh!!!!

Congratulations Josh be safe out there!

Welcome and Congratulations!

Welcome, be safe out there!

Wow! Cassie and I are super proud of you!

Welcome! Congratulations and prayers. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Grats Josh!!! But now this means I can never return to Yakima..... 😀

Welcome Officer Joshua. Congratulations 💙💙🖤

Congratulations and Welcome.

Howdy Officer Viveros, welcome...please stay safe.


No way! Way to go Josh! Stay safe


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Please join us in giving a warm welcome to our new Police Services Specialist, Morgana Holman.

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