Services Provided at YPD…
For emergencies, dial 911
Non-emergency number: 509-575-6200
Monday-Friday 8:00am–5:00pm (Excluding Federally Recognized Holidays)
200 South Third Street
Yakima, WA 98901
YPD provides a number of services to our community beyond simply patrol, crime prevention, and criminal investigation and apprehension. Several services are available both in our station and online. Below is a list of services and where to find them.
Online reporting is fast & easy 24/7 with no wait times.
It is a state requirement that any driver, pedestrian, pedal cycle, or property owner involved in a collision within the state with $1000 or more damage to any one unit and/or injury to any person must complete a Motor Vehicle Collision Report.
A Motor Vehicle Collision Report may be completed online through the Washington State Patrol website. This site allows citizens involved in a collision to complete and submit the collision report and receive a report number. When you have finished completing the form, print or save a copy for your records. A Motor Vehicle Collision Report form may also be provided to you in-person at the Yakima Police Department. However, if a police officer is present and indicates he/she will submit a collision report, then you are not required to submit one.
Purchasing a Collision Report
Insurance companies and citizens can download and print a copy of the report without having to contact the Yakima Police Department. You will need to enter the name of the agency that investigated the collision, the date of the incident, and the case number. Please note that fees for copies of collision report do apply.
The Services Division provides a variety of support services to the operational divisions of the department, as well as to the public. The division is comprised of non-commissioned personnel. Reports are able to be taken over the phone or in-person at the front counter.
The Services staff is able to take reports for most of the following incidents: theft, identity theft (fraud), some misdemeanor assaults (non-domestic violence related), auto thefts (signature required), runaway juveniles (requires parent/guardian signature), some threats and harassment calls (non-domestic violence related), and other informational reports.
Determining factors for reports taken over the phone include whether the suspect is still present at the scene, how long before the call the incident took place, if there is possible evidence at the scene to be collected, and whether there is a public safety issue to consider.
In our efforts to provide exceptional customer service, victims and reporting parties will receive a case number, and any cases with significant leads will be forwarded to the Detective Division for follow-up and review. It is our understanding that insurance companies do not require that reports be taken by a commissioned officer. Online reporting is another option to file a report at your convenience.
PROPERTY AND EVIDENCE RETRIEVAL
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00am–1:00pm
(Excluding Government Recognized Holidays)
Appointments are required to obtain items being held. Please call the number above to schedule a pick up; photo ID is required to be presented in order to obtain items. Unless an item is contraband or must be held for investigation, every reasonable effort is made to ensure that it is returned to the rightful owner. This is in accordance with Washington State RCW 63.32.010. Items not claimed or returned are disposed of by auction through PropertyRoom.com or Heaverlo Northwest, donated to local non-profit charities, retained for department use when authorized, or, in the case of contraband and firearms, by legally destroying it.
VERIFICATION REPORTS FOR INSURANCE
YPD can provide copies of Theft Verification Reports for insurance reporting purposes. Requests for reports can be made by the victim or by the victim’s insurance company, and can be done in person or by mailing YPD. There is a $10 fee. The Department accepts Visa/Mastercard, cash, money orders, or personal checks. When requesting a verification report the following information is helpful in locating the record.
- Case Number, if available (most victims receive this number at the time of the report)
- Victim Name
- Reporting Party
- Date of Incident
- Location of Incident (street address)
- Type of Incident (burglary, theft, etc.)
The Yakima Police Department provides a fingerprinting service for those who may need prints for professional licensing or other non-law enforcement purposes, with the exception of immigration. People needing prints for immigration should contact Immigration and Naturalization for that service. Some form of valid government-issued photo ID is required.
There is a fee of $5 for each card. If YPD supplies the card, an additional $3 fee will be charged. The Department accepts Visa/MasterCard, cash, money orders or personal checks.