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...

Burglary Suspect Shot and Killed By Homeowner

June 25, 2021

On Thursday, June 24th at about 7:45 pm, Yakima police responded to the 200 block of East N Street in response to a 9-1-1 call from a female resident who… Read More

Man Dies from Gunshot Wound, Woman Injured in Incident

June 11, 2021

On Thursday, June 10th at about 6:25 pm, Yakima police officers responded to the 1200 block of Cornell Avenue regarding reports of shots fired. Officers arrived and, in the 1100… Read More

24th Avenue and Chestnut Avenue Drive-By Suspects Arrested

June 9, 2021

Today members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offenders Task Force located and arrested 19-year-old Jose Angel Ortega, who police allege was the shooter in a drive-by shooting on Sunday in… 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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DOG THIEF 
Last week, the female pictured below entered the gated front yard of a residence on Pleasant Ave, south of Tieton Dr., and stole the victim’s dog.  If you have any information regarding the identity of this subject, please contact Detective Ely at 509-576-6752; anonymous tips can also be left via Crime Stoppers Yakima County

DOG THIEF
Last week, the female pictured below entered the gated front yard of a residence on Pleasant Ave, south of Tieton Dr., and stole the victim’s dog. If you have any information regarding the identity of this subject, please contact Detective Ely at 509-576-6752; anonymous tips can also be left via Crime Stoppers Yakima County
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if it's true about having him tied up all weekend and with this heat🌞💥 😳hope when they find this poor dog 🐕😢 Human society or animal control won't give it to the owner hope they will keep it and adopt him out to someone that will really take care of him and give him a better life 🙏❤why Will someone have a pet to just tide it outside? 😳For the safety of others? Well, they should not have it if they can't control it, let someone that can,, have it,👍and not tide him up all weekend outside, poor dog😔🐕

Didn't the owner say it was her neighbors friend?

I think one of her boobs escaped…

Looks like she should have stolen a bra instead

Aren't they the ones who left the dog tied up all weekend alone in the heat?

She can't afford a bra how does she plan on feeding the animal

If I looked like that I'd be steeling dogs too 😂 in all seriousness she is no good

She left the dog tied outside for the weekend while she went out of town.. im sure the lady thinks she rescued the dog.

What is the dog so we can keep an eye out for it as well!

WILL NOT EVER SHARE THIS POST!!!

Didnt u leave the dog tied up all weekend while you were out of town? Hopefully the dog has a better home now.

By the way you could be charged with animal neglect since u left the dog tied up all weekend while you were out of town

I'd love to see someone try and steal my dog..... she'd eat them first ♥️♥️♥️ hope you catch them

I would love to help the police but I'm hoping I do NOT <see> her. 🤢🤢🤢🤮 Book or cyst?

What kind of dog do we can keep an eye out of adoption sites

Time for wild Wild West! 🤣

Ooops..you say thats a tattoo I thought it was dirt,.

Just keep your eye open for those tattoos

Oh now u r deleting comments & you deleted the original post saying you left the dog tied up outside for the weekend..

I think lives in a corner house near there

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I really hope they find the person that took your dog and somebody needs to beat the s*** out of them and I hope your dog comes home safe prayers are for you

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**UPDATE: N. 1st Street is now open** 

ROAD CLOSURE:

The 600 block of North 1st Street and surrounding streets will be shut down for several hours for a crime scene investigation. Please use alternate routes. Updates will be posted once more information becomes available.

**UPDATE: N. 1st Street is now open**

ROAD CLOSURE:

The 600 block of North 1st Street and surrounding streets will be shut down for several hours for a crime scene investigation. Please use alternate routes. Updates will be posted once more information becomes available.
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Defund the police they said...

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Prayers for our brave officer. Thank you

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Thank you for all you do! Stay safe out there. Our prayers for our officer's full recovery.

Thoughts & Prayers for the Officers full recovery

Sending my deepest prayers to the injured officer🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Prayers for a full recovery thank you for all you do.🙏🙏🙏🙏

Cody Potter

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BREAKING NEWS:

YPD officers responded to a shooting call. During the investigation officers encountered a person believed to be involved in the incident that had a firearm. One officer sustained a gun shot wound. A single suspect also sustained a gun shot wound. Both were transported to the hospital. Officer is in stable condition, suspect in critical condition.
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Hopefully the officer has a speedy recovery.

Praying the officer recovers quickly and fully!

Glad the officer is stable! Prayers for his recovery and prayers for all of our officers!

Prayers for the officer and his family.

Prayers for your Officer and your agency.

Prayers for our officer.

Prayers.

Prayers for our officer.

Thank you for all you do to protect our community !

Prayers for the suspect

Prayers to the police officer

Prayers for strength and healing for the injured officer and family also please help all fellow officers daily human and K9 in doing all they do to protect and serve our community. ❤️‍🩹🙏🙏😘👮‍♂️👮🐕‍🦺

I hope & pray this was not a result of any hesitation by the officer due to the new laws. Prayers for the officer & family, as well as all other officers and first responders.

Glad the officer will be ok!stay safe out there in this crazy world we are living in. Don’t understand all the violence going on!

I’m glad the officer had better shot placement. I’ll be praying for a speedy recovery.

Prayers for the officer and his family. Great job....

Hoping the officer heals quickly. Thank you to YPD and your injured officer.

Praying for God’s healing hand on everyone involved. May God heal this officer quickly. I know He is holding this officer and his family close today. 💙🖤💙

Prayers to the officers family. Also prayers to the gunman, he is a child of God and deserves prayers as well. May this incident touch his heart and soul that he may find a way to battle and win the fight with his demons 💙💙

Praying for the family of the hurt officer.

YPD if donations are needed for this officer please let us know I'd be glad to donate! Prayers for our officers

Prayers for the officer and family and friends.

Prayer to the police officer and a speedy recovery ❤️‍🩹

Prayers for our Law enforcement officers 🙏❤

Prayers for everyone involved especially the officer whom is just doing his Job he didn't deserve to be shot I'm glad he lived and we aren't having to lay him to rest prayers for his family as well during this time and his co-workers that were there with him during the time he was shot and for everyone were gonna miss you for a bit prayers for full recovery and that you will be back to work in no time flat

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REDUCING GANG VIOLENCE IN YAKIMA! https://www.nbcrightnow.com/crimestoppers/dont-shoot-a-strategy-to-reduce-violent-crime-in-yakima/article_15580004-ec0f-11eb-ad1c-0b1be9880180.html ...

***UPDATE: Carmen has been located and is safe. Thank you to everyone who shared***

RUNAWAY JUVENILE
The Yakima Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a 12-year-old runaway child named Carmen Garcia Norman. Carmen ran away from a crisis center in Yakima and is a ward of the State of Washington. The Yakima Police Department has received information that Carmen possibly made her way to Pasco, WA, where her biological mother might be living. Anyone with information regarding Carmen’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the Yakima Police Department at 509-575-6200 during business hours or via 911.
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VIPS SPOTLIGHT
At our recent VIPS meeting, we recognized June Duffy as our first volunteer to reach 200 hours! June has been a huge help around the department, taking on a large research project. Thanks, June!
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