Our Mission Statement…

The members of the Yakima Police Department will partner with the community to reduce violent crime, while always providing exceptional customer service.

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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Thank You WSP!!

EARLY MORNING FIRE 🔥
Early this morning, a patrol officer noticed a billowing cloud of black smoke and after investigating it, he found it was coming from a garage located on private property. The officer quickly reacted, contacted the homeowner, who had no idea their garage was on fire and evacuated the residence. 
Thank you Yakima Firefighters IAFF Local 469 for your quick response and helping to ensure no one was injured!

EARLY MORNING FIRE 🔥
Early this morning, a patrol officer noticed a billowing cloud of black smoke and after investigating it, he found it was coming from a garage located on private property. The officer quickly reacted, contacted the homeowner, who had no idea their garage was on fire and evacuated the residence.
Thank you Yakima Firefighters IAFF Local 469 for your quick response and helping to ensure no one was injured!
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Fires are so devastating. Sorry for the loss but Thank you lord no lives were lost

Good job YPD this was my grandparents old house my grandpa built that shop it's heart braking to see this but so happy no one was hurt

Very scary, I saw the police office outside the property (live a block away) went to take care of something and when I looked outside again 10 minutes later the blaze was huge. So grateful for the quick response.

Great job by the officer and fire department!

I live directly across the street from the shop itself. Thank you YPD for your quick action and YFD & others for keeping everyone safe!

If this happened on the 700 block of w Washington then happened right across the street from me. I got up in the middle of the night to check on my kids and there were flashing lights coming from the front of my house. I sat there and watched as our fire fighters did their job. It took them some time to get it out. Super close to home and so very scary.

Great job to the officer.

Great job YPD 💙

We’re thankful for the men and women who keep us safe everyday.

Good job Officer!!!!

Good work

glad no one was hurt.

Vehicles, Homes, Businesses. Why is Yakima burning?

It's nice to know someone is out there looking after us when we are sleeping. Good job Y.PD. and Y.F.D.

Excelente Job guys.

Good job y’all ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Maria Rios:(

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This has been happening on and off for years! They almost got my husband at our business-they are good🧐

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