G.R.E.A.T. stands for Gang Resistance Education and Training. Great is a partnership program between the YPD and the Yakima School District. It teaches Life Skills and the ability to avoid gang involvement. More Information
Crime Free Rental Housing
The Crime Free Rental Housing program is a partnership between the Yakima Police Department, local landlords, and tenants working together to foster a safer and healthier community in rental housing. More Information
You and your neighbors can prevent crime within your community and make it a safer, more secure place to live. Even though to-day’s life-styles sometimes make it difficult to be as neighborly as we’d like, being a good neighbor can be your best protection when you band together to look out for each other’s interests. More Information
The Yakima Police Explorer Post 275 is part of a national program for young men and women ages 16-20. The program is designed to give highly qualified and motivated individuals who have an interest in law enforcement firsthand experience and training in law enforcement skills and topics. The Post meets weekly for training and attends local, state and national events where they train and showcase their abilities. Details include traffic control, community events, security details, patrol assistance, and emergency response to major crime events. Explorers are granted ride along with Yakima Police Officers frequently to allow them to see how real life police work occurs. Explorers are issued a uniform and attend a state basic training academy designed for explorers.
Interested candidates should contact Officer Ira Cavin at 576-6532 or contact the police department for more information.
Volunteers In Policing is a group of community volunteers who assist officers with a number of duties including:
- Handicap parking citations
- Data entry
- Forensic assistance
- Case Follow up
- Traffic control
- Other duties as needed
To find out more call 575-6197, We’d love to have your help.