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The Role of Law Enforcement

The community policing philosophy focuses on citizen involvement as an integral part of the solution to crime problems. Police departments all across the state are adopting this philosophy in one form or another and beginning to work hand in hand with individuals, block watch organizations and other community groups to attack the root cause of crime.

The Role of Citizens

In order to effectively reduce crime in any given community, citizens must play an active role. You can do your part as a citizen crime fighter by:

  1. Adopting the crime prevention principles contained on other pages of this site and using them daily.
  2. Acting as the "eyes and ears" of law enforcement and calling police when you suspect a crime has occurred or is about to occur.
  3. Alerting and working with your law enforcement agency on your neighborhood concerns and supporting community efforts to jointly solve problems.

The Yakima County Sheriff's Office is an Accredited Agency certified by the State of Washington and has dedicated itself to C.O.P.S. (Community Oriented Policing Services).

If you have questions regarding these pages contact the
Yakima County Sheriff