Yakima Police

Yakima Police Unveil New SWAT Vehicle
Yakima Police unveiled it's newest weapon against crime. An armored SWAT vehicle.  SWAT team commander Sergeant Gary Jones says it replaces the current Vietnam era vehicle which is owned by the U.S. Army but used by Yakima Police. Sergeant Jones says "compared to what we have now, this is a mor…
New Philosophy Helping Yakima Police
Yakima Police officials say a change of philosophy in the department is helping to drop local crime numbers.
Chief Dominic Rizzi says that in the first six months of the year auto theft is down 32 percent and burglaries are down 15 percent when compared to the same time last year...
Yakima Police Bicycle Patrol Hitting the Streets
Starting Today Yakima's downtown will see a bicycle patrol unit. Chief Dominic Rizzi is hoping the patrols will help people feel safe while in the downtown area. Two officers everyday on 10 hour shifts will cruise all over the downtown area beginning this morning. They will work closely with do…

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