Yakima Police at the Central Washington State Fair

The 2018 Central Washington State Fair was held the last ten days in September and Yakima Police Department officers not only patrolled the fair to keep fairgoers safe, but it also hosted a booth! It was a great opportunity for officers to meet community members and for community members to meet officers and to learn more … Read More

Project Safe Neighborhoods is Working

U. S. Department of Justice United States Attorney Eastern District of Washington PRESS RELEASE U.S. ATTORNEY JOSEPH H. HARRINGTON ANNOUNCES PROGRESS IN MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER THROUGH PROJECT SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS   Spokane – Joseph H. Harrington, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, observed that one year ago, the Department of Justice announced … Read More

Interim Chief Issues Statement on Incident at CWSF

The Yakima Police Department has been made aware of a video posting that involves a Yakima Police officer using force while effecting an arrest last night. Maintaining public trust is one of our highest priorities, and in doing so, investigators will be collecting all available evidence as it pertains to a use of force review. … Read More

YPD To Sell Ribbons to Fight Breast Cancer

    The 2018 Central Washington State Fair opens today in Yakima and the Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) once again will have a booth at the 10-day event. The YPD booth will be across from the Pepsi Plaza and during the entire fair community members will be able to purchase a special pink ribbon to … Read More

West Chestnut Homicide Release

West Chestnut Homicide News Release   At 2:09 Thursday morning, Yakima Police (“YPD”) officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 700 block of West Chestnut. When officers arrived, they found a 52-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was quickly taken to Astria Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. The … Read More

Yakima Police Department’s Lip Sync Video Goes Viral

After several weeks of preparation, filming, and editing, the Yakima Police Departments Lip Sync Challenge was released on Monday, August 13th, 2018. The YPD’s response to a national challenge has been a huge success, with over 350,000 views in the first seventy-two hours after it was posted on all of the YPD’s social media platforms. … Read More

Yakima Police Introduces Safecam

The Yakima Police Department (“YPD”) has introduced a new community action program designed to help solve crimes faster.  SafeCam is a program that allows business owners, tenants, and homeowners the opportunity to register their personal security cameras with the YPD. Video surveillance is one of the best ways for catching criminals and convicting suspects who … Read More

Man Dies After Assaulting Woman

***UPDATE*** NEW INFORMATION   Based on new information obtained by Yakima Police Department detectives, the death of a 57-year old man who died last night is not being ruled a homicide, at this time. The man died after he was assaulted after several people attempted to stop him from assaulting a woman. Preliminary autopsy results … Read More

Unitentional Homicide

5/30/18       News Release   Yakima Police (“YPD”) Investigators have determined that a shooting which occurred on Saturday, May 26th was an unintentional homicide. YPD Detectives were able to interview all of the men who were inside of the vehicle at the time of the shooting and identified a 19-year-old man who fired … Read More