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.

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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

Chief’s Blog…


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Let us all keep Officer Jeremy Jones and our brothers and sisters at Pasco PD in our thoughts and hearts. We all are wishing him a speedy recovery. ... See MoreSee Less

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Prayers for Officer Jones to have speedy recovery! Great job for all LE involved in quick arrest! Stay strong... may St Michael ride with you all.... 🙏🙏💙💛

Thinking of you and your team, Chief.

Prayers for speedy complete recovery🙏

Sending lots of love your way ❤️❤️

Prayers for the officer!


Glad to hear the officer is going to recover and you have the bad guy in custody!

Thank you Officer Jones

🙏🙏🙏For Officer Jones.🇺🇸#BACKTHEBLUE





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YPD Lobby hours return to regular business hours.

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Please visit to bid on items that will benefit Corrections Officer Opsahl on his long and courageous road to recovery after being assaulted while on duty 1-year ago.

Last night’s calls included multiple DUIs, and pictured here are some of the effects of intoxicated driving. Have a safe weekend Yakima; remember to #DriveSoberOrGetPulledOver

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