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

Yuma Police Trying to Identify Owner of an Emaciated Pitbull
Yuma Police Trying to Identify Owner of an Emaciated Pitbull

The Yuma Police Department Animal Control Unit is asking for any help in locating the owner(s) of the pit bull pictured. Continued... 03/30/2015

Attempted Burglary West 26th Lane - UPDATED

On Monday at approximately 1:41 a.m. officers with the City of Yuma Police Department responded to the 2700 block West 26th Lane for an attempted burglary involving three suspects. UPDATE: Third suspect identified. Continued... 03/30/2015

Skimming Alert at Local Gas Stations

The City of Yuma Police Department has taken several reports recently at local gas stations of "skimming" devices being found at the gas pumps. Continued... 03/24/2015

Suspicious Incident 26th Street and Avenue 8E

On Friday March 20, 2015 at 3:35 p.m., an incident occurred at the intersection of East 26th Street and South Avenue 8E involving an unknown male subject attempting to expose himself to a twelve year old juvenile female. Continued... 03/24/2015

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Upcoming City Events

March 31 Twinkle Toes

Young dancers will experiment and explore their movement and rhythm through music. A short recital will be presented for family and friends during the last class of each session. Simple costumes may be requested. No special shoes required. (03/31/2015 thru 05/08/2015) 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM More ...

31 Painting for Creativity (Session VII)

A guided class designed to help children experience, play and enjoy painting on canvas, and also learn to analyze, appreciate and critique their own artwork. (03/31/2015 thru 04/21/2015) 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM More ...

April 1 Once Upon A Time (Session VII)

Children will learn to express feelings and creativity through interactive story time with puppets, music and art. (04/01/2015 thru 04/22/2015) 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM More ...

1 Adaptive Recreation: Spring Fling Pot Luck

Spring is in the air and we are ready to celebrate! 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM More ...

2 Dynamite Dancers - Session V

Kids will develop their abilities in dance in a wide variety of popular music styles. A recital for family and friends will be presented at the end of each session. Simple costumes may be required. No special shoes required. (04/02/2015 thru 05/07/2015) 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM More ...

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