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

Project Drive Safe! For the Week of July 21, 2014 to July 27, 2014

This week's targeted roadway is 1st Avenue and the secondary roadway is Undisclosed. Project Drive Safe! is a Public Awareness Campaign to encourage our community to drive safe. Continued... 07/18/2014

Apparent Suicide at YRMC Parking Lot

On Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 1:41 p.m., Yuma Police Officers and Yuma Regional Medical Center staff responded to the YRMC parking lot for a report of a 58 year-old male who was found unresponsive from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Continued... 07/16/2014

Witness Sought in Vehicle Versus Building Collision

On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at approximately 5:48 p.m. Yuma Police officers responded to Wienerschnitzel, 2820 S. Pacific Avenue for a report of a collision. Continued... 07/16/2014

Attempted Homicide at the 8100 Block of E. 32nd Street

On Monday, July 14, 2014 at about 4:20 p.m., Yuma Police Department responded to the 8100 block of E. 32nd Street for a report of shots fired. Continued... 07/15/2014

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Upcoming City Events

July 25 Centennial Mural & Time Capsule Ceremony

logo-Centennial-w200Join us for the unveiling of an eight-panel mural and the sealing of the 75 year time capsule. 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM More ...

25 Tequila Tasting presented by The Hills Restaurant Patio & Bar

Shot glass of tequila, two lime wedges and salt.Refreshing spirits perfectly paired with delicious appetizers. You do not want to miss this event. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM More ...

26 Summer Movie Mania: The Avengers

Spilled bucket of popcorn. Bring a friend, and even your cape!, in this fourth and final feature of our summer movie series. 2:00 PM More ...

26 3rd Annual Back to School Rodeo

Colored pencilsWe have rounded up all the resources your child needs to prepare for the upcoming school year in a fun and safe environment! For children in pre-k through 8th grade. 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM More ...

28 "Catch the Fire" Archery Camp

ss-71881216-archeryTargetBullseye! Learn archery in air conditioning. (07/28/2014 thru 07/30/2014) 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM More ...

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