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Yakima’s Pilot Bike Patrol Launches Tonight
One of the key findings of the 2012 Yakima Citizen Survey that the Yakima City Council focused on during its retreat in late August showed that some Yakima residents don’t feel as safe as they would like to in the downtown area, particularly after dark...
Yakima City Jail Facing Tight Spaces and Rising Costs
Tight space and rising costs; two big issues facing the Yakima City Jail. The 78-bed facility only houses men being held on misdemeanor charges; however, tight times have led to the jail becoming overcrowded, housing more than one-hundred inmates sending these overflow inmates to the county jai…
Former Yakima Police Officer Trying To Keep Credentials
Former Yakima Police Sergeant Erik Hildebrand is fighting to keep his own credentials. Hildebrand resigned while under an internal investigation. His ability to work as an officer again is now in the hands of the state. The Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission will re…
Officer Resigns From Yakima Police Department
A sergeant with the Yakima Police Department (YPD) is no longer on the force after being the subject of repeated internal investigations. Erik Hildebrand resigned from YPD on May 18, stepping down before the city decided on any punishment for their latest investigation...
Car Thefts On The Rise In Yakima
Lock your car doors because thieves are after your vehicle in Yakima. Police statistics show that car thefts continue to rise with108 cars stolen during March and April. That's up from 77 in January and February combined. Some people around the city hope new leadership in the police department …
Who Let The Dogs Out
The Yakima Police Department is partnering with other local police departments to host the 2012 Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association (PNWPDDA) Annual Training and Certification Conference. Over 40 K-9 teams from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Col…
Yakima City Names Police Chief
It’s official. Dominic Rizzi, Jr., Yakima's next police chief, will be officially sworn in during a ceremony on Monday, May 7. The ceremony will begin in the Muster Room at the Yakima Police Department at 10:00 a.m.
Dominic Rizzi, Jr...
Yakima Police Investigation Of Gang Related Shooting
Yakima Police continue to investigate Monday's  gang related shooting that left a 24 year old man with a gunshot wound to his chest. Police say Omar Lopez was shot during a gang fight outside a home at Nob Hill and South 6th Avenue...
Yakima Police Department’s Gang Resistance Program One Of The Best
The Yakima Police Department is bragging about one of the most successful programs it has to combat the growth of gangs. It’s the Gang Resistance Education And Training, or GREAT program.  The department currently teaches students in Wilson, Lewis and Clark Washington and Fr…
Police and Firefighters Goes Back To The Drawing Board
It's back to the drawing board for police and firefighters here in Yakima after the city rejected their latest contract proposal. Our news partner KIMA Action News reports the unions will meet with the city to try to find an agreement...

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