Yamhill Police Department

  • Agency: Yamhill Police Department
  • Address: 205 S Maple St, Yamhill, 97148 OR
  • Chief: Gordon A Rise (Chief of Police)
Phone: (503) 662-3511
Fax: (503) 662-4589

Yamhill Police Department is located at 205 S Maple St, Yamhill, 97148 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is Gordon A Rise. The Yamhill Police Department phone number is (503) 662-3511.

Yamhill Police Department News

YCAP Mobile Food Pantry is coming to the City of Yamhill Banco de Alimentos Móvil de YCAP viene a la ciudad de Yamhill FREE Fresh Produce! Productos Frescos Gratis! Starting Thursday June 15th 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Empieza Jueves 15 de Junio 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Location: Empty lot across the street from City Hall Lugar: Lote vacio crusando la calle de City Hall

THREE FLAGS TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN Yamhill Police Department plans increased safety belt enforcement -05/15/2017 to 05/28/2017 News Release from Yamhill Police Department Posted: April 11th, 2017 Chief Graven of the Yamhill Police Department announced today that his office will join with other law enforcement agencies state wide beginning May 15th 2017 through May 28th 2017 to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints as the simplest and most effective way to prevent crash related injuries and fatalities. This enforcement will coincide with a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Officers will also be on the alert for persons exceeding the posted speed limit or violating the “hands-free” cellphone law. This enhanced enforcement is paid from dedicated funding through USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Oregon law requires all occupants to use safety restraints or a child safety system appropriate for their size. Law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon will be working overtime to focus on proper safety belt use including child seat use, during a nationwide traffic enforcement “blitz” occurring day and night from Monday, May 15 through Sunday, May 28. With onset of warmer weather, officers will also be checking compliance with laws prohibiting transportation of a minor in an open pickup truck bed. This enhanced enforcement is made possible through grant funding of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered by Oregon Department of Transportation. Roadside observations of belt use among Oregon travelers in 2016 revealed 96% of travelers use safety belts. But despite this high use rate among the general population, Oregon crash data for 2015 shows lack of belt use in 27% of daytime and 50% of night time crash. ODOT estimates that at least half of those who died unbelted or 67 persons could have been saved if everyone used safety belts on every trip. Safety belts, used correctly, can reduce the risk of major crash injury or death by up to sixty-five percent. Belts are even more effective when used in combination with airbag systems and other not-so-obvious occupant protection features designed into today’s vehicles. Child seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year old by 45% compared to safety belts used alone. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must ride in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must use either a child seat or booster until they reach age eight or 4’ 9” tall and the adult belt fits them correctly. If you are unsure whether your child is ready to transition to an adult belt system, use the easy five-step test here: http://www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.htm For help installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer’s instructions, your vehicle owner’s manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/ Chief Graven advised the Yamhill Police Department will continue to strive to keep our citizens safe, reminding you that car seats, seat belts and following the posted speed limit are an effective way to protect you and your family. Our enforcement efforts will be on-going as we work with the community to save lives. Violations for not using or improperly using a safety belt, child safety seat or booster seat could cost as much as $110.00 per violation. For more information please call the Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 877-793-2608 or visit www.childsafetyseat.org. Three Flag Blitz campaigns are funded through grants received from the Oregon Department of Transportation. ##YPD##

National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and promote prevention across the country. The following timeline chronicles significant moments in child abuse prevention in the United States. http://www.julietteshouse.com/

The Yamhill Police Department has several bicycles that have been reported as found property. If you are missing a bicycle and have not reported it to the Yamhill Police Department, please give us a call to claim your bicycle. Proof of ownership will be required.

In Oregon, local Crime Victims' Rights Week activities are coordinated by the Crime Victims' Services Division of the Oregon Department of Justice. This year CVSD has coordinated with the National Crime Victim Law Institute to present a panel discussion on bias in the criminal justice system on Tuesday, April 4 at 8:30 am. For more information, go to: https://law.lclark.edu/live/news/35599-crime-victi...

Entry Level Police Officer Position with the Yamhill Police Department. Closing Date: April 10, 2017 How to Apply: Qualified applicants should contact Chief Greg Graven at the Yamhill Police Department or visit or webpage at www.cityofyamhill.com and download an application. Applications are also available at the Yamhill City Hall located at 205 S Maple Street Yamhill.\

Tonight, four Reserve Officers were sworn in during the monthly City Council meeting! I'm honored to introduce Jeff Yates, Dave Thiems, Chris Livingston and Alan Robbins to our community! Please take a moment to congratulate them with us!

THREE FLAGS TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN Yamhill Police Department plans increased safety belt enforcement -01/24/2017 News Release from Yamhill Police Department Posted: January 24th, 2017 Chief Graven of the Yamhill Police Department announced today that his office will join with other law enforcement agencies state wide beginning February 6th 2017 through February 19th 2017 to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints as the simplest and most effective way to prevent crash related injuries and fatalities. This enforcement will coincide with a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Officers will also be on the alert for persons exceeding the posted speed limit or violating the “hands-free” cellphone law. This enhanced enforcement is paid from dedicated funding through USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Statewide observation surveys in June 2015 found 97% percent of Oregon travelers routinely using safety belts or child car seats. Not surprisingly, belt use was lower among persons killed in crashes --- 75% among all crash fatalities and only 50% among persons killed in night time crashes, according to ODOT reports. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one through twelve years old. Child car seats increase crash survival by 71% for infants under 1-year-old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged 1 to 4. Booster seats reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight years old by 45% compared to safety belts used alone. Safety belts reduce the chance of fatal injury to adults by 45 to 65 percent. Properly using safety belts and child restraints holds a person safely in place and inside the vehicle to prevent injury from occurring during sudden stops, swerves or a crash. Without a safety belt or child car seat, occupants can be thrown against each other, the interior of the car or completely out of the vehicle which greatly increases chances of serious injury. Oregon law requires children less than forty pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or 4’ 9” tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly. . If you are unsure whether your child is ready to transition to an adult belt system, use the easy five-step test here: http://www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.htm For help with child car seats, refer to the seat manufacturer’s instructions, vehicle owner’s manual, or visit your local child seat fitting station. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/ Product recalls related to your vehicle’s safety belt or your child’s safety seat is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at http://www.nhtsa.gov/ or check with the product manufacturer. NHTSA mandated observations of state belt use in 2016 revealed that Oregon’s belt use rate is 96%, significantly higher than the national average state use rate of 90%. Chief Graven advised the Yamhill Police Department will continue to strive to keep our citizens safe, reminding you that car seats, seat belts and following the posted speed limit are an effective way to protect you and your family. Our enforcement efforts will be on-going as we work with the community to save lives. Violations for not using or improperly using a safety belt, child safety seat or booster seat could cost as much as $110.00 per violation. For more information please call the Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 877-793-2608 or visit www.childsafetyseat.org. Three Flag Blitz campaigns are funded through grants received from the Oregon Department of Transportation. ##YPD##

YAMHILL COUNTY LAW ENFORCMENT AGENCIES TEAM UP TO KEEP LOCAL ROADWAYS SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON News Release from Yamhill Police Department Posted: December 19th, 2016 During this Christmas season, law enforcement agencies in Yamhill County are again teaming up with law enforcement from around the state in our commitment to safe holiday travels. Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs and / or Alcohol continues to be a problem year round, but it is especially so during the holiday season. That is why local law enforcement agencies will be working together to seek out and arrest impaired drivers. Officers and troopers from the Newberg-Dundee, McMinnville, Yamhill, Carlton and Amity Police Departments are partnering with the McMinnville office of the Oregon State Police to increase holiday patrols in a concerted effort to minimize and reduce the negative impacts of impaired drivers on law abiding motorists. These extra patrols can be expected now through January 08, 2017. Some of these agencies have extra funds for enforcement from Oregon Impact. However, most agencies are increasing their enforcement with on duty and officers on overtime. Our collective goal is simple; to save lives of motorists and pedestrians in Yamhill County. The local law enforcement agencies in Yamhill County urge motorists to be cautious and think ahead so that this joyful time of year is not ruined with bad memories for years to come. The decision you make today can have long-lasting and painful effects on you, family, friends, and on people you don't even know. Driving while impaired by alcohol, illicit drugs and even prescribed medication is a crime. You will be arrested. The fines are extensive. You will lose your license. Your vehicle insurance rates can become unmanageable and you may even spend time in jail. Have a plan in place to get home safely. Always have a designated driver or an alternate safe means to get home. END

Yesterday Chief Graven and Officer Van Cleave had the pleasure of delivering Christmas dinner for several families in our community! Our donor(s) wished to remain anonymous and were not seeking any recognition for their contributions which included ham, rolls, mashed potatoes, beans, olives, gravy, a bottle of sparkling cider and of course a pie from the local Shari's restaurant! The City of Yamhill is honored to have had the opportunity to be involved in such generosity in giving back to the people of this community! From all of us at the City of Yamhill, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and hope everyone enjoys this holiday season!

Please join us for the City of Yamhill’s 8th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, December 9, 2016 6:00pm @ Yamhill City Hall Refreshments to be served immediately following the ceremony in the City Council Chambers The Mayor will read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” And special guest, Santa

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT INCREASES PATROLS OVER UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND News Release from Yamhill Police Department Posted on: August 5th, 2016 The Yamhill Police Department wants to remind motorists of the dangers of impaired driving. This Labor Day weekend local law enforcement agencies will be increasing patrols beginning August 19th through September 5th through funding for enhanced visibility enforcement provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation. The Labor Day weekend is the last long weekend and families like to get together for activities before the start of the school year and the weather starts to change. Zero fatalities is a common goal among law enforcement agencies and it is an achievable goal if motorists do not get behind the wheel when impaired on alcohol or drugs." If you see a suspected impaired driver please call 9-1-1 and report them. Some signs to look for are: * Swerving or weaving in and out of a lane; * Stopping abruptly at traffic signs or signals; * Making unusually wide turns; * Driving with headlights off at night. If you plan to host or attend an activity where alcohol is being served you can take some precautions beforehand to avoid what could be a deadly end to the family get together. * If you host a party and provide alcohol, make sure to also include food and non- alcoholic beverages. Monitor your guest's alcohol consumption and take the keys from a guest who has had too much. * Use public transportation or a taxi; * Ask a friend who has not been drinking for a ride home; * Always wear your seatbelt; * Promote the use of designated drivers and stop impaired family or friends from driving. Chief Graven wants everyone to have a safe end to the great summer and enjoy the summer weather we have been having by continuing to make responsible choices. END****

YAMHILL POLICE TO CONDUCT PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS * News Release from Yamhill Police Department Posted: June 23, 2016 The Yamhill Police Department with the partnership of a grant from Oregon Impact, will conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operation on June 28, 2016. The date, times and location is as follows: Date of Operation: Date Time Location, if known Zone Type (e.g. Residential, School Route, Business) 06/28/16 1200-1700 Maple Street//Between Azalea St & Camellia St Residential & School These operations are set to primarily focus on specific pedestrian-related violations, remind motorists of the need to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks, encourage pedestrians to follow traffic rules related to pedestrian movement, discourage cell phone use while driving and other distracted driving habits. However, any witnessed violations will be subject to enforcement. Motorists are reminded to: * stop for and yield to all pedestrians in a crosswalk * do not pass another vehicle that is stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk * remember that crosswalks may also exist at other locations than intersections along a roadway; such a mid-block * remember that a crosswalk exists, whether marked or unmarked, at any public road intersection * when turning at a traffic signal or while traveling on a one way street, motorists must stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane into which your vehicle is turning or traveling and at least six (6) feet of the next lane * be alert for pedestrians at all times Pedestrians are reminded to: * not walk into or across a crosswalk where a pedestrian control device is erected and displays the message or image not to walk * not to cross a street or roadway between intersections * be mindful and use extreme care when walking with young children who are often unpredictable and can quickly and easily run into traffic or off of a sidewalk into traffic * be alert for motorists at all times

THREE FLAGS TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN Yamhill Police Department plans increased safety belt enforcement -05/10/2016 News Release from Yamhill Police Department Posted: May 10th, 2016 Chief Graven of the Yamhill Police Department announced today that his office will join with other law enforcement agencies state wide beginning May 23rd 2016 through June 6th 2016 to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints as the simplest and most effective way to prevent crash related injuries and fatalities. This enforcement will coincide with a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Officers will also be on the alert for persons exceeding the posted speed limit or violating the “hands-free” cellphone law. This enhanced enforcement is paid from dedicated funding through USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Statewide observation surveys in June 2015 found 97% percent of Oregon travelers routinely using safety belts or child car seats. Not surprisingly, belt use was lower among persons killed in crashes --- 75% among all crash fatalities and only 50% among persons killed in night time crashes, according to ODOT reports. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one through twelve years old. Child car seats increase crash survival by 71% for infants under 1-year-old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged 1 to 4. Booster seats reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight years old by 45% compared to safety belts used alone. Safety belts reduce the chance of fatal injury to adults by 45 to 65 percent. Properly using safety belts and child restraints holds a person safely in place and inside the vehicle to prevent injury from occurring during sudden stops, swerves or a crash. Without a safety belt or child car seat, occupants can be thrown against each other, the interior of the car or completely out of the vehicle which greatly increases chances of serious injury. Oregon law requires children less than forty pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or 4’ 9” tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly. For help with child car seats, refer to the seat manufacturer’s instructions, vehicle owner’s manual, or visit your local child seat fitting station. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/ Chief Graven advised the Yamhill Police Department will continue to strive to keep our citizens safe, reminding you that car seats, seat belts and following the posted speed limit are an effective way to protect you and your family. Our enforcement efforts will be on-going as we work with the community to save lives. Violations for not using or improperly using a safety belt, child safety seat or booster seat could cost as much as $110.00 per violation. For more information please call the Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 877-793-2608 or visit www.childsafetyseat.org. Three Flag Blitz campaigns are funded through grants received from the Oregon Department of Transportation. ##YPD##

We just wanted to make everyone aware that has commented. The American Flag at Yamhill City Hall displays a Nylon Black Mourning Ribbon for Half-Staff display due to the structure of our facility. If we attempt to place our flag at half-staff it comes into contact with our building structure and to eliminate that from happening, we utilize a nylon black mourning ribbon. We appreciate the Carlton Legion for providing the ribbon.

Thank you for your support Taylor & Caleb Project!

THREE FLAGS TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN Yamhill Police Department plans increased safety belt enforcement -02/04/2016 News Release from Yamhill Police Department Posted: February 4th, 2016 Chief Graven of the Yamhill Police Department announced today that his office will join with other law enforcement agencies state wide beginning February 8th 2016 through February 21st 2016 to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints as the simplest and most effective way to prevent crash related injuries and fatalities. This enforcement will coincide with a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Officers will also be on the alert for persons exceeding the posted speed limit or violating the “hands-free” cellphone law. This enhanced enforcement is paid from dedicated funding through USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Statewide observation surveys in June 2015 found 97% percent of Oregon travelers routinely using safety belts or child car seats. Not surprisingly, belt use was lower among persons killed in crashes --- 75% among all crash fatalities and only 50% among persons killed in night time crashes, according to ODOT reports. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages one through twelve years old. Child car seats increase crash survival by 71% for infants under 1-year-old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged 1 to 4. Booster seats reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight years old by 45% compared to safety belts used alone. Safety belts reduce the chance of fatal injury to adults by 45 to 65 percent. Properly using safety belts and child restraints holds a person safely in place and inside the vehicle to prevent injury from occurring during sudden stops, swerves or a crash. Without a safety belt or child car seat, occupants can be thrown against each other, the interior of the car or completely out of the vehicle which greatly increases chances of serious injury. Oregon law requires children less than forty pounds be restrained in a child seat. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or 4’ 9” tall AND the adult belt system fits them correctly. For help with child car seats, refer to the seat manufacturer’s instructions, vehicle owner’s manual, or visit your local child seat fitting station. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/ Chief Graven advised the Yamhill Police Department will continue to strive to keep our citizens safe, reminding you that car seats, seat belts and following the posted speed limit are an effective way to protect you and your family. Our enforcement efforts will be on-going as we work with the community to save lives. Violations for not using or improperly using a safety belt, child safety seat or booster seat could cost as much as $110.00 per violation. For more information please call the Child Safety Seat Resource Center at 877-793-2608 or visit www.childsafetyseat.org. Three Flag Blitz campaigns are funded through grants received from the Oregon Department of Transportation. ##YPD##

YAMHILL POLICE TO CONDUCT PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS * News Release from Yamhill Police Department Posted: September 09, 2015 The Yamhill Police Department with the partnership of a grant from Oregon Impact, will conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operations on September 11st 2015. The date, times and location is as follows: 09/11/15 1300-1700 Maple Street//Between Azalea Street & Camellia Street These operations are set to primarily focus on specific pedestrian-related violations, remind motorists of the need to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks, encourage pedestrians to follow traffic rules related to pedestrian movement, discourage cell phone use while driving and other distracted driving habits. However, any witnessed violations will be subject to enforcement. Motorists are reminded to: * stop for and yield to all pedestrians in a crosswalk * do not pass another vehicle that is stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk * remember that crosswalks may also exist at other locations than intersections along a roadway; such a mid-block * remember that a crosswalk exists, whether marked or unmarked, at any public road intersection * when turning at a traffic signal or while traveling on a one way street, motorists must stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane into which your vehicle is turning or traveling and at least six (6) feet of the next lane * be alert for pedestrians at all times Pedestrians are reminded to: * not walk into or across a crosswalk where a pedestrian control device is erected and displays the message or image not to walk * not to cross a street or roadway between intersections * be mindful and use extreme care when walking with young children who are often unpredictable and can quickly and easily run into traffic or off of a sidewalk into traffic * be alert for motorists at all times END***

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT INCREASES PATROLS OVER UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND News Release from Yamhill Police Department The Yamhill Police Department wants to remind motorists of the dangers of impaired driving. This Labor Day weekend local law enforcement agencies will be increasing patrols beginning August 4th through September 8th through funding for enhanced visibility enforcement provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation. The Labor Day weekend is the last long weekend and families like to get together for activities before the start of the school year and the weather starts to change. Zero fatalities is a common goal among law enforcement agencies and it is an achievable goal if motorists do not get behind the wheel when impaired on alcohol or drugs." If you see a suspected impaired driver please call 9-1-1 and report them. Some signs to look for are: * Swerving or weaving in and out of a lane; * Stopping abruptly at traffic signs or signals; * Making unusually wide turns; * Driving with headlights off at night. If you plan to host or attend an activity where alcohol is being served you can take some precautions beforehand to avoid what could be a deadly end to the family get together. * If you host a party and provide alcohol, make sure to also include food and non- alcoholic beverages. Monitor your guest's alcohol consumption and take the keys from a guest who has had too much. * Use public transportation or a taxi; * Ask a friend who has not been drinking for a ride home; * Always wear your seatbelt; * Promote the use of designated drivers and stop impaired family or friends from driving. Chief Graven wants everyone to have a safe end to the great summer and enjoy the summer weather we have been having by continuing to make responsible choices.

YAMHILL POLICE TO CONDUCT PEDESTRIAN SAFETY ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS * News Release from Yamhill Police Department Posted: August 20, 2015 The Yamhill Police Department with the partnership of a grant from Oregon Impact, will conduct a pedestrian safety enforcement operations on August 21st 2015. The date, times and location is as follows: Date of Operation: 08/21/15 1300-17000 Maple Street and First Street in Yamhill. These operations are set to primarily focus on specific pedestrian-related violations, remind motorists of the need to yield to pedestrians in marked crosswalks, encourage pedestrians to follow traffic rules related to pedestrian movement, discourage cell phone use while driving and other distracted driving habits. However, any witnessed violations will be subject to enforcement. Motorists are reminded to: * stop for and yield to all pedestrians in a crosswalk * do not pass another vehicle that is stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk * remember that crosswalks may also exist at other locations than intersections along a roadway; such a mid-block * remember that a crosswalk exists, whether marked or unmarked, at any public road intersection * when turning at a traffic signal or while traveling on a one way street, motorists must stop and remain stopped for pedestrians until they have cleared the lane into which your vehicle is turning or traveling and at least six (6) feet of the next lane * be alert for pedestrians at all times Pedestrians are reminded to: * not walk into or across a crosswalk where a pedestrian control device is erected and displays the message or image not to walk * not to cross a street or roadway between intersections * be mindful and use extreme care when walking with young children who are often unpredictable and can quickly and easily run into traffic or off of a sidewalk into traffic * be alert for motorists at all times