Yuma Police Department Conducting a Thanksgiving Impaired Driving Detail

Yuma, Arizona - The City of Yuma Police Department is conducting an impaired driving detail on Wednesday, November 25th; Thursday, November 26th; Friday, November 27th; Saturday, November 28th; and Sunday, November 29th, 2020.  Additional officers will be roving city streets looking to stop and arrest drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Yuma Police Department Police Recruit Program

Yuma, Arizona - The Yuma Police Department is excited to announce the new Police Recruit Program.  This program is designed to assist local young adults who desire a career in law enforcement, but do not meet the minimum age requirement of 21.  While working in a full-time position with insurance and benefits, the Police Recruits will learn pertinent skills in policing.

Apartment Fire at 2081 South Walnut Avenue

Yuma, Arizona - This morning, just before 2:30 am, a fire was reported in an apartment at 2081 South Walnut Avenue. Yuma Fire Department personnel arriving on the scene found heavy smoke and fire coming from the three-unit apartment building.

Stove Top Fires

Yuma, Arizona - According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking equipment was the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries, with U.S. fire departments responding to an average of 172,900 home fires per year being cooking related. Stove top fires accounts for 3 out of every 5 of these fires.

Grants from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Yuma, Arizona - The Yuma Police Department was awarded two grants from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).  The grant money will be used to cover overtime costs for Selective Traffic Enforcement Programs and DUI / Impaired Driving Enforcement Details.