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

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

Citizen Watch

With your help, the Yuma Police Department can identify, capture and arrest the people responsible for these crimes. Continued...


Recent News

Armed Robbery Mar Azul Restaurant Parking Lot

On Monday, April 14, 2014 at approximately 11:44 p.m., a victim reported being robbed at gunpoint while at Mar Azul Restaurant parking lot, 1314 S. 4th Avenue #E. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. No injuries were reported. Continued... 04/15/2014

Homicide at Lin's Buffet UPDATED

The Yuma Police Department interviewed Modesto Cortes, son of Cortes-Serrillo, after learning he assisted his father with evading police capture and withheld information. Cortes was arrested and booked in jail for Hindering Prosecution. Continued... 04/14/2014

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of April 14, 2014 to April 20, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 4th Avenue and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued... 04/11/2014

Sex Offender Notification: Doyle Daniel

The Yuma Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to A.R.S. 13-3825, the Community Notification on Sex Offenders Law. The offender in this publication is living in Yuma, Arizona. Continued... 04/10/2014

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Upcoming City Events

April 17 Thursdays at the Theatre: Key of Life

Projector against brick wall. A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house... only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin. 7:00 PM More ...

19 Centennial 5K Walk/Run and 100K Bike Ride

Centennial 5K Walk/Run and 100K Bike RideGrab your running shoes or your bicycle and take part in the Centennial 5K Walk/Run and 100K Bike Ride. 8:00 AM More ...

19 ARTbeat 7

Sidewalk art on Main Street during ARTbeatARTbeat is a FREE outdoor, juried Art Show and Sale with an eclectic mixture of recognized and emerging local, regional, and international artists in a variety of artistic mediums and styles. 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM More ...

19 Kids Kakes VIII: Easter

Two decorated cupcakes.Learn the basic techniques of cake decorating and create yummy art pieces. 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM More ...

26 Made in Yuma Movie Marathon

Made in Yuma Movie MarathonJoin us at the Historic Yuma Theatre and other community venues for an evening of movies inspired by or made in Yuma. 6:00 PM More ...

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