Yelm Police Department
On behalf of the men and women of the Yelm Police Department, thank you for visiting our web page and learning more about your police department. We are honored to serve and to be a part of the community. 

As an agency that strongly believes and practices Community Oriented Policing, we look for innovative ways to address concerns in Yelm – working with the public to make our community a safer place to live, work, and play. This partnership is critical in maintaining the City of Yelm’ high quality of life and allows the department to be proactive in responding to issues that arise in the community. 

The department prides itself on providing excellent customer service to the residence and visitors to our community. We are a part of an area voted as one of the “Safest Communities in America” for two consecutive years. This is accomplished by the professionalism and training of the men and women who wear the uniform, and from the willingness of Yelm citizens to get involved and report criminal activity affecting the community. 

The Yelm Police Department will continue to work hard to meet the needs of the community and enforce the laws in a uniform and fair manner to preserve and maintain the safety of our residence, schools and businesses.

Yelm Hazards Mitigation Plan Annex - read draft here.

Reserve Police Officers Click Here for more information.

Who We Are Click on this link to learn a little bit about the men and women serving our community. Includes support staff, Reserve Officers and full-time Commissioned Officers. 


Services Provided. The department provides a vast number of services to the local community. Aside from general service and protection, the department continuously strives to meet the needs of the area businesses and citizens. 

Yelm Civil Service Commission - Meetings are held quarterly on the third Thursday in March, June, September and December.  Click here to view the current meeting agenda.  Information about the Civil Service Commission can be found in the Yelm Municipal Code, Chapter 2.48.

Emergency Preparedness. The Yelm Police Chief is appointed to serve as the Emergency Management Director for the City of Yelm. The Director conducts monthly meetings and planning sessions with other employees of the city that make up the Emergency Management Board. The board plans and prepares for natural and man-made disasters that may impact our city. 





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