Coffee With a Cop Set for Thursday, May 9th

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) will host a Coffee with a Cop event on Thursday, May 9th, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. YPD’s Coffee with a Cop will be at Viera’s Bakery & Deli, 516 West Lincoln Avenue. “I look forward to meeting the community and hearing from Yakima residents,” said Yakima Police Chief … Read More

Two Community Members Receive Commendations

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) recognized Clinton D. Hayes and Kyle Friedrich today, Tuesday, April 30th, with commendations for their actions in helping police apprehend suspects in two violent crimes. “On March 26th, 2019 Clinton Hayes was on top of the roof of a local business working when he heard a woman down below screaming … Read More

Yakima Police Department Holds Annual Awards and Promotion Ceremony

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) presented annual awards and promotions during a ceremony held Friday, March 29th, at the Harman Center. Award recipients included: Officer Mark McKinney was selected as YPD’s 2018 Officer of the Year. Officer McKinney was assigned to the Patrol Division as the sole K9 handler. “He has long been a diligent … Read More

Coffee With a Cop Set for Wednesday, March 13th

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) will host a Coffee with a Cop event on Wednesday, March 13th, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. YPD’s Coffee with a Cop will be at Tom Tom Espresso at the Soda Fountain, 2105 Tieton Drive. “The mission of Coffee with a Cop is to break down the barriers between … Read More

YPD Accepting Community Academy Applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Yakima Police Department (YPD) Community Academy. The 12-week academy will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm every Tuesday starting February 26th in the YPD Training Room, 207 South 3rd Street. The academy, which is held in a classroom setting, is designed to give community members a … Read More

Officers make arrest following arson on Naches Avenue

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) arrested Jayme Hernandez Aria, 29, last night after he admitted starting an apartment fire that displaced three families. There were no injuries. At 4:55 pm last night, Sunday, January 6th, Yakima Fire Department (YFD) firefighters and YPD officers responded to a call about an apartment fire at 503 South Naches … Read More

Investigation Underway Following Homicide on South 9th Avenue

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is seeking the public’s help after a 29-year-old man died of gunshot wounds last night, Wednesday, in the area of 700 South 9th Avenue. YPD officers were called to the area at 10:21 pm last night to check on a shots fired call. They found the gunshot victim unconscious with … Read More

YPD Officers Helping Families During the Holidays

Three Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers are bringing an early Christmas holiday to families in need of assistance. Erin Levy, Lyn Thorn and Eli Huizar are YPD school resource officers and they spent today delivering gifts to three families in the Yakima area. The officers collected donations in order to purchase food items and presents … Read More

YPD Officers Providing Gifts for Local Children

Yakima Police Department (YPD) officers will go shopping at 8:00 am tomorrow, Thursday, at Walmart, 6600 W.Nob Hill Blvd., to provide gifts for area children. “Every year YPD has participated in a program which pairs children with police officers for a shopping event,” said Interim Police Chief Gary Jones. “Numerous officers throughout the police department … Read More