It's About Keeping The Public Safe

On behalf of the 266 dedicated employees of the Yuma Police Department, thank you for taking the time to visit our web site. The site is designed to be informative, user friendly, and to provide another link of communication with members of our community.

Located in the southwest corner of Arizona bordering California, Yuma is a popular destination for tourists, winter visitors, and is a great place to live. With a population of approximately 90,000 and approximately 50,000 visitors in the winter months, Yuma is the largest city in Arizona outside the metro areas of Phoenix and Tucson. The City of Yuma encompasses 112 square miles and is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the sunniest place on earth, with 339 sunny days a year and less than four inches of rainfall annually.
Chief of Police John J. Lekan
The Yuma Police Department offers a great opportunity for anyone seeking a career in law enforcement, including: Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Traffic, Motors, Gangs, Narcotics, K-9, Training, SRO, Public Affairs, Crime Lab, Dispatch, SET, Hostage Negotiations, Honor Guard, Professional Standards and much more!

We hope that our web site provides you with practical and useful information. We encourage any feedback that you think will help our site serve you better. Thank you for joining us, and "Welcome to the Yuma Police Department."

~ Chief of Police John J. Lekan
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More than 2,800 reports of graffiti have been received in the last year and it's costing the city $200,000 to clean things up. The Anti-Graffiti Strategy's goal is the overall reduction and fast-as-possible removal of graffiti within the city limits. Continued...

Accident Reports
Accident Reports

Motor vehicle accident reports, written by Yuma Police Department, are available for purchase on-line. Continued...


Recent News

Witness Sought in Hit and Run Collision

A Silver Dodge Caravan travelling East was hit by a vehicle travelling South. The South bound vehicle was described as an older faded silver passenger car with 3 male occupants. Continued... 05/22/2015

Witness Sought in Hit and Run Collision on 24th Street

On Monday, May 18, 2015 at approximately 5:20 p.m., Yuma Police officers responded to a hit and run collision in the 2500 block W. 24th Street, just east of Avenue B in the through lane. Continued... 05/19/2015

Fatal Collision Avenue 3E UPDATED: Driver and Passenger Identified

A silver Ford Mustang was northbound on 3E and a white Ford F 150 was southbound on 3E when the driver of the Mustang lost control and collided with the truck. Continued... 05/15/2015

Attempted Aggravated Assault 40th Drive; Nearby Schools Placed on Lockdown UPDATED
Attempted Aggravated Assault 40th Drive; Nearby Schools Placed on Lockdown UPDATED

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at approximately 8:46 a.m., Yuma Police officers responded to the 1200 block S. 40th Drive in reference to an Attempted Aggravated Assault with a knife. UPDATE: Ramirez was taken into custody without incident Continued... 05/13/2015

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Upcoming City Events

May 30 Yuma Territorial Gun Show

Hunter's come get your last minute supplies for the season! (05/30/2015 thru 05/31/2015) 9:00 AM More ...

30 Family Fish Fiesta

Take up a reel sportů. Fishing! Gather your family and drown some worms together during quality time at the Family Fish Fiesta! 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM More ...

June 1 Flag Football Clinic: Session I (June)

This no-tackle version of American football makes being active so much fun! (06/01/2015 thru 06/11/2015) 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM More ...

1 Yoga in the Park (Session III)

Are you interested in learning yoga? Join us for our Yoga in the Park as you learn how to combine physical posture, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. (06/01/2015 thru 06/22/2015) 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM More ...

1 Soccer Clinic: Session I (June)

This summer improve and develop new skills to bring your soccer game to the next level. (06/01/2015 thru 06/11/2015) 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM More ...

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