Yuma Police Department

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Yuma Police Department

The Yuma Police Department reports it lost one of its officers.  On Friday, Nov. 22, K-9 Officer Bolo died of cancer. 

YPD spokesperson Sergeant Lori Franklin says Officer Bolo was seven years old, beginning his police career in 2015 with his handler, Officer Thomas Linville.  Sergeant Franklin says Officer Bolo was deployed 537 times in his YPD career.

Sergeant Franklin says Officer Bolo participated in building searches and narcotics detections during his YPD career. 

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Prescription drugs have for a while now been at the forefront of the opioid epidemic. That is why both the Yuma Police Department and the Yuma County Sheriff's Office will be collecting unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 26.

It's all part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take Back - a nationwide initiative meant to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs.


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Burglary, assault, drug offenses and fraud top the list of crimes committed in Yuma.

Courtesy of the Yuma Police Department.

History was made Wednesday as Yuma city leaders announced the hiring of the first female police chief in the city’s history.

Deputy Police Chief Susan Smith has been promoted to take over following the retirement later this month of Chief John Lekan.