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

Green Dot City of Yuma Employee Portrayal Scam

Scammers have found many ways to get the public to believe they represent well known organizations and businesses. Lately, Yuma area businesses have been the target of a City of Yuma Water Department portrayal scam. Continued... 04/22/2015

Armed Robbery Little Caesar's Pizza UPDATED

On Wednesday April 8th, 2015 at 10:32 p.m., an unknown male suspect entered the Little Caesar's Pizza located at 680 W. Catalina Drive. UPDATED The suspect in this case has been identified as 25 year old Ernest MARTINEZ of Yuma. Continued... 04/16/2015

Disturbance West Cactus Drive

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 1:39 p.m., the Yuma Police Department responded to the 800 block of West Cactus Drive for a disturbance. After Officers arrived on scene, they received information that the suspect was possibly armed and suicidal. Continued... 04/15/2015

Assist Other Agency: Two People in Canal UPDATED (April 13th)

Yuma Police Department responded to the 4600 block of 6E to assist the Yuma Fire Department in searching for two people who had fallen into the canal. UPDATE: Twin boys identified. Continued... 04/10/2015

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Upcoming City Events

May 1 Cinco de Mayo Menos Cuatro Block Party

Join us for the first Main Street block party of the summer! 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM More ...

7 Beginning Cosplay Workshop

Students will learn about the performance art of cosplay through wig styling, basic prop building, make up and simple and easy fabric projects in order to accurately portray several chosen characters. Instructor Laru Cosplay (05/07/2015 thru 05/28/2015) 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM More ...

8 Infinite Imagination Youth Theater: Disney's Cinderella KIDS

Cinderella is endlessly mistreated by her wicked stepmother and stepsisters and denied a chance to go to the royal ball. With a little help from her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella's dreams come true. She goes to the ball, meets the Prince, and falls in love! 7:00 PM More ...

12 Advantage Youth Tennis - Ages 6-12

Students will learn basic tennis strokes, scoring, match play, and the importance of sportsmanship. Advantage Youth Tennis is taught by PTR Certified Professional, Allen Grimes. (05/12/2015 thru 06/04/2015) 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM More ...

26 2015 Summer Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons available through Parks & Recreation (05/26/2015 thru 07/31/2015) More ...

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