News & Events

Retired Yakima Police Officer is Remembered

  A memorial service was held January 8th for retired Yakima Police Officer Gary Carter, who recently passed away at the age of 72, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Gary joined the YPD in 1965 as a patrol officer and during his 35 year career, he served as a member of the Hostage Negotiators, and also worked … Read More

Yakima Police Join Footprinters to Deliver Presents

Saturday afternoon Yakima Police joined with other law enforcement agencies and Footprinters to help needy families. Santa helped deliver presents and food to over 200 children and close to 50 families.

Don’t leave your car unattended

Please do not warm up your car and leave it unattended. Monday morning there were 3 cars stolen that were being warmed up. In December 1 out of 3 stolen cars were cars that were “warm ups.”  Thieves are looking for opportunities and leaving a car unattended gives them an opportunity. You can also be cited if … Read More

Two New Officers Sworn In

Two Yakima Valley men who served our county in the United States Army are the newest members of the Yakima Police Department. Today 26-year-old Victor Magana and 29-year-old Nicolaus Johnson were sworn in as YPD Probationary Officers. Magana is a graduate of Prosser High School. His five year service in the Army ended two weeks … Read More

Watch Your Packages

With Christmas fast approaching, we are already seeing an increase in packages being stolen from front porches. As more and more people shop online, the number of opportunities for thieves increase. The Yakima Police Department will be conducting emphasis patrols this holiday season to try and cut down on the number of thefts. We do … Read More

Another Turkey Bowl Success!

The Yakima Police Traffic Unit bowled turkeys Friday morning at Grocery Outlet. They walked away with 6 strikes, so that’s 6 turkeys to be donated to charity! Way to go Sgt. Chance Belton, Officer Jake Lancaster, and Officer Chad Urwin! Thank you to Grocery Outlet for hosting this wonderful event each year.

A message from the Chief

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Yakima Police Department, welcome and thank you for visiting our website. Our ability to provide exceptional police service is enhanced by our partnerships with the community. Undoubtedly, our department and our community will face many challenges, but by working together we can overcome any obstacle … Read More