Yakima Police Department

  • Agency: Yakima Police Department
  • Address: 200 South Third Street, Yakima, 98901 WA
  • Chief: Sam Granato (Chief of Police)
Phone: 509.575.6200

Yakima Police Department is located at 200 South Third Street, Yakima, 98901 WA. The Chief of Police of the department is Sam Granato. The Yakima Police Department phone number is 509.575.6200.

Yakima Police Department News

While visiting local gyms to spread the word about the upcoming Public Safety Testing event coming to Yakima, officers saw local residents doing impressive things. Here’s one video obtained of a man deadlifting 700 lbs! Hard work and dedication pays off! For those interested in testing for a career in Law Enforcement on June 9th, you must first create an account through PublicSafetyTesting.com If you have any questions, feel free to contact Recruiting Officer Meyers at 509-575-3559

A few members of the Yakima Police Gang Unit. Sergeant Chad Janis along with Officers Travis Sheppard, Cali Saldana and Tomas Garza.

Some local residents have received a solicitation letter to donate to an orginization called Disabled Police and Sheriff's Foundation. The Yakima Police Department does not recomend giving to this group. While they are a registered non-profit, there is little accountability as to where the donated money goes. Here is a news story done by a North Carolina TV station which researched the organization. https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/2-wants-to-know/what-you-need-to-know-about-this-police-charity/83-279161112

Yakima PD returned to Central Washington University today to administer a practice physical ability test for students interested in a career in law enforcement. Thanks to those who attended. As a reminder, Public Safety Testing (PST) will be in Yakima on Saturday, June 9th. If you would like to sign up for the test, you can apply through PublicSafetyTesting.com YPD will also be hosting a PST prep-class on Wednesday, June 6th

A great article in today's Yakima Herald Republic on YPD Foresnsics Supervisor Kristen Drury. https://bit.ly/2L4Nc7n

Another video from today's workout

The start of the "Murph"

This year the Yakima Police Department and Yakima Fire Department teamed up with Yakima CrossFit to complete the "Murph" workout together, in memory of all those that have lost their lives protecting our freedom. The event was co-hosted by local CrossFit gym Iron + Mortar.

Sometimes a picture works better. To clear up any confusion about stopping for a school bus. This picture is as clear as it gets and it is the law.

Yet another scam has hit the Yakima area. We have received several calls from people claiming to have received phone calls from someone demanding their social security numbers, and saying they owe money for different loans. If you receive such a call, then hang up!!! No one should be calling you asking for your social security number. Also the grandparents scam continues in Yakima. People are receiving calls from someone claiming to be the grandson or the granddaughter and saying they are either in jail or in some type of trouble and needing bail money. Scammers are also calling claiming to be an attorney for their son, daughter, or grandchild in trouble. Hang up if you get this call and please share this information with your elderly family members and friends that might not be hooked up to social media.

News Releases from the City Of Yakima regarding Memorial Day weekend. http://bit.ly/MemorialDayClosures http://bit.ly/YakimaMemorialDayParade

More pictures from today’s fire on Gorton Road. Two mobile homes were destroyed and no one was home at the time, so no one was injured. Five people in each home were displaced

YFD firefighters battling a fire that destroyed two mobile homes on Gordon Road. YPD Officers were first on the scene and cleared both homes. Five people lived in each home and fortunately all were gone at the time of the fire. Great teamwork with Yakima’s First responders.

There is still a lot of confusion about when to stop for a school bus. You must remain stopped as long as the red lights flash or the stop arm is out. The only exception to this is where you are approaching the bus from the opposite direction on a road with three or more marked traffic lanes. We are seeing a lot of people in Yakima stop when they don't need to stop, which is holding up traffic. Here is the RCW. Specifically look at #3 46.61.365 << 46.61.370 >> 46.61.371 RCW 46.61.370 Overtaking or meeting school bus, exceptions—Duties of bus driver—Penalty—Safety cameras. (1) The driver of a vehicle upon overtaking or meeting from either direction any school bus which has stopped on the roadway for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school children shall stop the vehicle before reaching such school bus when there is in operation on said school bus a visual signal as specified in RCW 46.37.190 and said driver shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion or the visual signals are no longer activated. (2) The driver of a vehicle upon a highway divided into separate roadways as provided in RCW 46.61.150 need not stop upon meeting a school bus which is proceeding in the opposite direction and is stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children. (3) The driver of a vehicle upon a highway with three or more marked traffic lanes need not stop upon meeting a school bus which is proceeding in the opposite direction and is stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging school children.

Congratulations graduates!

Congratulations YV-Tech Law Enforcement Class of 2018

***SUSPECT ARRESTED*** On Monday, May 21st, Yakima Police arrested 25-year-old Earl Wade Ruff, in connection with the May 10th, 2018 stabbing death of 23-year-old Giovanni Hernandez-Badillo. Ruff is being charged with 1st Degree Manslaughter and is being held in the Yakima County Jail. Hernandez-Badillo was found in an alley in the area of Naches and Chestnut in the early morning hours on May 10th, suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. YPD detectives continue to investigate this case.

Yakima PD was on the west side of the mountains, today, recruiting at a Law Enforcement Hiring Expo in Shoreline, WA. For more information on how to join the YPD team, visit morethanabadge.org

Recently the Yakima Police Department required each officer to go through de-escalation training. We would like to thank KIMA-TV and KNDO-TV for each of their stories. http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/38224591/yakima-pd-goes-through-de-escalation-training http://kimatv.com/news/local/yakima-police-train-to-calm-a-situation-down-before-it-gets-deadly

The Yakima Police Department continues to look for men and women to join the force. The first step to join YPD is to take a written and physical test through Public Safety Testing. They will be in Yakima on June 9th for testing at Washington Middle School at 510 South 9th Street. To better prepare candidates, YPD will be hosting a prep class, Wednesday June 6th, at 6:30 pm at the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce at 10 North 9th Street. If you plan on testing or if you know of someone who will be testing, please let them know about the class. If you have any questions , contact YPD Recruiting Officer Hailie Meyers at 575-3559. publicsafetytesting.com morethanabadge.com

Yakima's newest police officer comes all the way from New Jersey. 24-year-old Derrick Ho was sworn in today as a probationary officer. Ho, who grew up in Parsippany, New Jersey, graduated from Rutgers University and then served in the United States Army as a medic. He made it to the West Coast when he was stationed at Joint Base Lewis McCord. He says he has always wanted to be a police officer and is glad to be on the dry side of the state! Congratulations Derrick and welcome to YPD!

***YOU CAN FILE A POLICE REPORT ONLINE *** The Yakima Police Department’s Online Police Reporting System is available on our website, at Yakimapolice.org. The system called "Cop Logic," allows anyone to conveniently submit a non-emergency incident from any internet-enabled PC or mobile device through this web-based online reporting system and immediately print a copy of the police report for free. The system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to community members, businesses and agency personnel. Go to the yakimapolice.org website for a list of incidents that can be reported online. To file a report online, go to the website, click on the Online Incident Reporting tab and follow the directions. This free online service will not accept domestic violence reports and auto collision reports. In order to file a collision report you will need to go to the Washington State Patrol Online Motor Vehicle Collision Reporting (WSP OMVCR)

***UPDATE*** The suspect has been identified and is in custody. Can you help @yakimapolice id this man. He is one of two men suspected of burglarizing Harvest Motors (formerly Bob Hall). If you have any information on his identity please call YPD Detectives at 575-6203. #seesomethingsaysomething

Thanks for all the support during #LawEnforcementWeek. In case you missed the Larson Building lit up in blue this week on #PeaceOfficersMemorial day, here are a couple of pictures. Also the Law Enforcement Memorial will be on display through tomorrow at Yakima Steak Company.