Block Watch & Business Watch…
YPD Community Services: 509-575-6197
Non-emergency Reporting: 509-575-6200 or report online
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES AND CRIMES IN PROGRESS CONTACT 911.
Block Watch and Business Watch are programs sponsored by the Yakima Police Department, to help people organize on a block-by-block basis to prevent crime in their neighborhood. These programs are not patrols, but a network of neighbors and business owners looking out for each other. A police officer patrolling your neighborhood may not recognize a stranger in your yard, or a suspicious activity by a business, but your neighbors would.
Residents are encouraged to report activities such as:
- A person carrying household or office property on foot.
- Someone peering into parked cars or removing license plates or car accessories.
- Strangers loitering or driving through the neighborhood.
- Someone going door to door, trying to open doors or going around to the back.