Yuma Police Department

Susan Smith
Police Chief

Chief's Message

On behalf of the 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 100.000 and approximately 80,000 visitors in the winter months, Yuma is the largest city in Arizona outside the metro areas of Phoenix and Tucson.

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78-CRIME is a community program designed to bring law enforcement, the news media and citizens together to combat crime and make our community a safer place to live.

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  • Coffee with a cop
    Coffee with a Cop - A unique opportunity for police officers and citizens to get to know each other and our community.
  • 1927 Group
    Historical Picture of Yuma Police Officers (circa. 1927)
  • NSRO-Bike-schoolServices
    Neighborhood School Resource Officers - Bridging the gap between neighborhoods and schools, these officers work well with the children, parents and teachers to build community relationships.
  • SROs
    School Resource Officers - A partnership between the schools, students and officers that establish trust while learning.


Current Events


On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 the Fraternal Order of Police, Yuma Lodge #24 will be hosting the Annual Peace Officer Memorial Day Services at the Colorado River State Historic Park (Quartermaster Depot), 201 North 4th Avenue. 

This annual event is a special time to honor and remember our dedicated law enforcement professionals for their sacrifices in making the Yuma area a safer place to live.  

The memorial service will start at 7:00 p.m. The one-hour program consists of remembering law enforcement professionals who have either been killed or died in the line of duty, as well as honoring those who still serve.  The Yuma Police Department’s Honor Guard Team, along with other local Honor Guard personnel, will post the United States Flag and conduct a 21-gun salute in remembrance of our fallen brothers and sisters. 

The entire community is invited to help us remember and honor the 36 Law Enforcement Officers who gave their lives while serving the Yuma area communities.