Some communities don't support their police departments.  Thankfully Yakima is not among them.

The Yakima Police Department (YPD) is inviting community members to be part of its annual awards ceremony honoring outstanding service by current YPD staff and recent retirees.

The ceremony is scheduled for 2:00 Tuesday, February 18th  at Yakima Foursquare Church, 700 North 40th Avenue.

The ceremony will pay tribute to recent YPD retirees, life-saving award winners, along with recognizing the Officer of the Year Award and the Non-Commissioned Employee of the Year.

The City’s government access cable channel, will record the ceremony for playback several times on Y-PAC (Spectrum Cable channel 194) and will be available to be viewed on the City of Yakima website.