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...

Man Dies After Being Shot in Vehicle on Gordon Road

May 13, 2020

At about 10:25 pm Tuesday, Yakima police officers responded to a report of shots fired along a section of Gordon Road.  When officers arrived, they found a vehicle stopped near… Read More

YPD Facebook Hosting Virtual Coffee with the Chief

May 6, 2020

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) will host a Facebook Live event tomorrow, Thursday, May 7th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. It will be available on YPD’s Facebook page at… Read More

Yakima Police Ask for Community Help in Stabbing Death Investigation

April 23, 2020

Yakima police are asking for community members to provide any information they may have about the stabbing death of a 73-year-old man Wednesday evening. At about 9:00 pm Wednesday, Yakima… 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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SUICIDAL SUBJECT
Last night, officers were waved down regarding a suicidal subject in the area of the Nob Hill Overpass.  Officers arrived to find a subject holding onto the railing, suspended above the railroad tracks.  Officers, along with a couple good Samaritans, grabbed onto the suicidal subject and pulled them to safety.  The subject was transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Thank you to the kind community members who stopped to help.  

We are relieved this incident did not end in a tragic way.  With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we hope to help bring awareness to the numerous resources our community has to assist those in crisis.  

Comprehensive Healthcare is open and accepting new clients, their contact number is 509-575-4084 (the below post is also from the Comprehensive Facebook page).  

The Yakima County Crisis Line is always open:  509-575-4200 

And the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available 24/7:  1-800-273-8255

Like our friends at Comprehensive Healthcare have said, seeing a health care provider when feeling depressed or overwhelmed is just as serious and important as seeking medical care for a broken bone or other injury.  #YouAreNotAlone #MentalHealthMonth #BreakTheStigma #CommUnity

SUICIDAL SUBJECT
Last night, officers were waved down regarding a suicidal subject in the area of the Nob Hill Overpass. Officers arrived to find a subject holding onto the railing, suspended above the railroad tracks. Officers, along with a couple good Samaritans, grabbed onto the suicidal subject and pulled them to safety. The subject was transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation. Thank you to the kind community members who stopped to help.

We are relieved this incident did not end in a tragic way. With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we hope to help bring awareness to the numerous resources our community has to assist those in crisis.

Comprehensive Healthcare is open and accepting new clients, their contact number is 509-575-4084 (the below post is also from the Comprehensive Facebook page).

The Yakima County Crisis Line is always open: 509-575-4200

And the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is also available 24/7: 1-800-273-8255

Like our friends at Comprehensive Healthcare have said, seeing a health care provider when feeling depressed or overwhelmed is just as serious and important as seeking medical care for a broken bone or other injury. #youarenotalone #MentalHealthMonth #breakthestigma #communityMay is Mental Health Month! While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The coronavirus (COVID-19) presents a situation that none of us could have imagined a few short months ago, and it has disrupted our daily lives. It is more important now than ever to pay attention to mental health during this time of isolation and uncertainty, and you are not alone! We will be sharing tips and information about mental health all month long, but if things are becoming too overwhelming to the point that feelings and emotions are impacting your daily life, call us! We are here to help.

#YouAreNotAlone #MayIsMentalHealthMonth #MentalHealth
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Whoever saved that person, thank you. I know where he is mentally, and I hope he finds peace in his mind.

Memorial Day Observance
May 25th, 2020
May we never forget the ultimate sacrifice of those who served for our freedom.
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DRIVE THRU FELONY 
On Friday night, officers were dispatched to a local fast food restaurant for a report of three subjects who threatened an employee at the drive up window with a gun. Thanks to the great witness information provided, officers were able to locate the vehicle involved, which contained two of the three suspects. Both suspects were arrested, on scene, and later booked into jail. The third suspect was identified and located the next day; he was also arrested and booked.  #seesomethingsaysomething #witnessinfohelps #drivethrusaremeantforfoodnotfelonies

DRIVE THRU FELONY
On Friday night, officers were dispatched to a local fast food restaurant for a report of three subjects who threatened an employee at the drive up window with a gun. Thanks to the great witness information provided, officers were able to locate the vehicle involved, which contained two of the three suspects. Both suspects were arrested, on scene, and later booked into jail. The third suspect was identified and located the next day; he was also arrested and booked. #SeeSomethingSaySomething #witnessinfohelps #drivethrusaremeantforfoodnotfelonies
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Good job YPD! To the witness THANK YOU for speaking up!!

WTG witnesses and officers, love our PD!!!

Great work YPD! Thank you! Stay safe out there!

Great job by everyone! That's community coming together and saying with one voice: "This is our town, and we are taking it back!"

Great job YPD. And good eye on the witness too.

Amazing job to the witness and YPD👮👮👮

Thank you YPD for a job well done!

Great job guys be safe out there

Heard this on the scanner as it was happening. Thanks for the update!

Kudos to YPD and the WITNESS!!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Great job YPD 👏

Team work makes the dream work!

Good job, YPD!

Great job

Good job to all...

Thank You YPD!

Perfect! 👏👏👏🙏👮👮🏿‍♀️👮🏾🐕🙏

Thank you witness and YPD!

Woohoo! Thank you very much for the great job you all are doing!!!!

Well done YPD!!!!! 👍🇺🇸

Does anybody know what FF place the happened at? Glad everyone is ok

Great work ypd can believe some people / jerks

That's how we get our community back.

Thank you

And not a shot fired!!!

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Memorial Day Observance
May 25th, 2020
May we never forget the ultimate sacrifice of those who served for our freedom.
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DRIVE THRU FELONY
On Friday night, officers were dispatched to a local fast food restaurant for a report of three subjects who threatened an employee at the drive up window with a gun. Thanks to the great witness information provided, officers were able to locate the vehicle involved, which contained two of the three suspects. Both suspects were arrested, on scene, and later booked into jail. The third suspect was identified and located the next day; he was also arrested and booked. #seesomethingsaysomething #witnessinfohelps #drivethrusaremeantforfoodnotfelonies
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