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

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of November 3, 2014 to November 9, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of November 3, 2014 to November 9, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 1st Avenue and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued... 10/30/2014

Found Ordnance at the 1100 Block of 1st Avenue

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 2:25 p.m., officers with the Yuma Police Department responded to the 1100 block of 1st Ave for a report of found ordnance. Continued... 10/29/2014

Bomb Threat Avenue B Walmart

As a result of the bomb threat Walmart was evacuated per Walmart management. No injuries were reported as a result of the evacuation and an inspection of the building revealed no suspicious items. Continued... 10/25/2014

Armed Robbery in the 2800 block of 8th Avenue

On the Friday, October 24, 2014, at 12:48 p.m., officers with the Yuma Police Department responded to the 2800 block of 8th Ave, for a report of an armed robbery. Continued... 10/24/2014

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Upcoming City Events

October 31 5th Annual Scary & Safe Trick or Treat

Join us at the Yuma Territorial Prison for this fun night to get "tricks or treats" from "cellmates." (For children 12 and under.) 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM More ...

31 Public Auction - Viewing & Registration

The City of Yuma is holding its annual public auction. Bidders may register today and items will be available for viewing. 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM More ...

November 1 Haunted Halloween Teen Canoe Trip

Navigate down the haunted Colorado River, if you dare! 5:00 PM More ...

1 Adapted Aquatics (November 2014)

A structured water exercise program for individuals who are overweight, arthritic, or have a physical/mental disability. Exercises are from the Arthritis Foundation YMCA Aquatics Program. Participants should have an assistant available if needed. (11/01/2014 thru 11/30/2014) More ...

1 A Trebled Path

Presented by Habitat for Humanity, these two pianists have defied the odds and entered into a realm of musicianship that has only been acquired by a rare few. 7:00 PM More ...

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