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

Fatal Collision at 32nd Street and Avenue 8 1/2 E

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm the Yuma Police Department responded to 32nd Street and Avenue 8 1/2 E for a report of a motor vehicle collision. Continued... 10/23/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of October 20, 2014 to October 26, 2014
Project Drive Safe! For the Week of October 20, 2014 to October 26, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 16th Street and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued... 10/16/2014

5th Annual Scary & Safe Trick or Treat at the Yuma Territorial Prison
5th Annual Scary & Safe Trick or Treat at the Yuma Territorial Prison

The Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, in cooperation with the Yuma Police Department, is pleased to announce the "Scary & Safe Trick or Treat" at the Yuma Territorial Prison on Halloween night from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Continued... 10/14/2014

Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Collision a the 3600 Block of Avenue 8 ½ E

On Wednesday October 8th, 2014, at 6:26 p.m., the Yuma Police Department responded to the 3600 block of Avenue 8 1/2 E for a vehicle versus pedestrian collision. Continued... 10/10/2014

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Upcoming City Events

October 25 "Halloween Ball Bash" Men's/Women's Softball Tournament

Bats will be flying at this Halloween Tournament! Competitions start with round robin play followed by championship playoffs. (10/25/2014 thru 10/26/2014) 8:00 AM More ...

25 Yuma Valley Park Grand Opening, Centennial Time Capsule Burial, and Public Art Dedication

You are invited to join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the park, the third Centennial time capsule burial, and a Public Art dedication! 1:00 PM More ...

25 Rock & Roll Paint-A-Thon!

Volunteers are needed to paint houses for low income elderly and disabled individuals. Free t-shirts for volunteers while supplies last. 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM More ...

25 27th Annual Catfish Rodeo and 6th Annual Nature Fair

Youth will have the chance to catch one of ten tagged fish for prizes while they get fishing pointers from members of the Yuma Optimist Club and the Arizona Game and Fish Department. 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM More ...

29 Adaptive Recreation: Halloween Party & Potluck

It's no trick; treats are waiting at the Circle of Friends annual Halloween Party! Have a blast dancing to the music, take part in a costume contest, play games, and enjoy dinner and sweets. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM More ...

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