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

Telephone Scam Artists Calling and Pretending to be with the IRS
Telephone Scam Artists Calling and Pretending to be with the IRS

These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private information. Continued... 02/25/2015

House Fire West 16th Place

On Tuesday February 24, 2015, just before 8:00am smoke was reported coming from a garage in the 2200 block of West 16th Place. Continued... 02/24/2015

The Yuma Police Department Participated in a Detail Aimed at Locating Stolen Vehicles in the Yuma Area.

Over the two days, detectives completed 10 business inspections, and 488 vehicle inspections. Detectives recovered 6 stolen vehicles. Continued... 02/17/2015

Aggravated Criminal Damage and Assisting a Criminal Syndicate at Yuma High School

On Friday, February 13, 2015, two 16 year old male juveniles and 18 year old Jesse Carreno committed Aggravated Criminal Damage and assisting a Criminal Syndicate when they spray painted gang graffiti on the walls of Yuma High School. Continued... 02/14/2015

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Upcoming City Events

February 28 Riders In The Sky

They are back in Yuma after touring the world and serenading sold-out audiences. The Riders will sing, yodel, play guitars, accordions, and fiddels. Get ready for a real honest goodness hoe-down! 7:00 PM More ...

28 Indoor Swap Meet (February)

Yuma's largest swap meet is back and better than ever! 8:00 AM More ...

28 2015 Yuma Men's Senior City Championship

Desert Hills Golf Course in Yuma, Arizona is the hot spot for golf events in the area. Register your team today! (02/28/2015 thru 03/01/2015) 8:00 AM More ...

28 Hiking in Yuma (Session III - KOFA Palm Canyon)

The winter season is the best time to get out and hike Yuma! 7:00 AM More ...

March 2 Neighborhood Clean-Up Week 6

It's that time of year again! Get rid of those unwanted items cluttering up your garage and yard. This week, the City will be collecting in Area 6: 16th Street to 24th Street and East Main Canal west City limits. (03/02/2015 thru 03/05/2015) More ...

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