In our mission to support business development, we created this section to assist businesses in lowering the risk of crime, providing a stronger and safer business environment for customers and employees, alike, as well as increasing the attractiveness of Downtown and neighboring business communities.

The documents below are provided by the Yakima Police Department. They are in accordance with Best Practices concerning Crime Prevention and Workplace Safety.

Note: There is a trespass letter at the bottom of the document list. This letter, when on file, allows police officers to remove an unwanted individual from the business location without requiring the business owner to be present.

Car Prowl Prevention

CPTED for Dense Commercial Settings

Crime Prevention Strategies for Businesses

Reporting Suspicious & Criminal Activity 

Shoplift Prevention 

Holiday Safety Flyer

YPD Trespass Business Letter