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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T.A.G.S.
T.A.G.S.

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...

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Recent News

 
Fireworks Advisory

The law allows for the public to possess or use novelty/minor types fireworks, however many types of fireworks remain illegal in Arizona, specifically those designed to rise into the air and/or explode. Continued... 06/30/2015

Attempted Homicide at 2730 S. 4th Avenue
Attempted Homicide at 2730 S. 4th Avenue

Update: As a result of this investigation, 29 year old Luis Antonio Covarrubias-Mendoza AKA: Monster has been identified as a person of interest and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Continued... 06/19/2015

Assist Other Agency - Attempted Homicide

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 8:50 a.m., the Phoenix Police Department requested assistance from the Yuma Police Department in reference to locating two suspects wanted in connection to an Attempted Homicide which occurred in Phoenix, AZ. Continued... 06/18/2015

Hit and Run Collision in the Area of Giss Parkway and Gila Street

The initial investigation revealed a 13 year-old pedestrian was crossing Giss Parkway when the driver of a black, 90's model Honda Civic 2 door vehicle struck the pedestrian and continued travelling eastbound on Giss Parkway. Continued... 06/17/2015

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Upcoming City Events

 
July 1 Swim for Fitness (July)

Get in shape, and stay fit! Try our Swim for Fitness program today! (07/01/2015 thru 07/31/2015) 5:30 AM - 1:00 PM More ...

4 4th of July All American BBQ & Fireworks Spectacular!

First annual City of Yuma All American BBQ & Fireworks Spectacular inside the beautiful Desert Sun Stadium/Ray Kroc Sports Complex! 4:00 PM More ...

6 Kids Kayak (Session II)

Explore parts of the river you've never seen before! (07/06/2015 thru 07/09/2015) 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM More ...

6 Yoga in the Park (Session IV)

Are you interested in learning yoga? Join us for our Yoga in the Park as you learn how to combine physical posture, breathing exercises, relaxation, and meditation. (07/06/2015 thru 07/27/2015) 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM More ...

6 Duct Tape Dynasty

Don't buy those cool duct tape wallets - learn to make them yourself! (07/06/2015 thru 07/09/2015) 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM More ...

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