Posted: October 17, 2013 8:47:21 AM PDT
BELLINGHAM – Over the next few weeks, officers from the Bellingham Police Department, Western Washington University Police and Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office will join resources to increase party patrol efforts in the residential areas of Bellingham.
Bellingham and Western Washington University Police will provide extra staffing in this previously planned enforcement effort. Bellingham Police will use the “Party Bus” to respond to problem parties. If needed, the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office will provide their mobile booking vehicle, along with corrections officers to assist with processing the arrested individuals.
“Parties that get out of control are not only a noise or nuisance concern, they are a public safety issue. And we will not tolerate any outbreaks of violence,” said Chief Clifford Cook, of the Bellingham Police Department.
Police are not trying to ban parties, but will respond to complaints. If there is a loud or disorderly party in your neighborhood, call police at (360) 676-6911
Police offer a few tips if you are planning a party:
Media Contact: Lieutenant Rick Sucee (360) 778-8444