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Law Enforcement Keeping the Peace at Hogs and Dogs in West Richland

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You may have seen NBC Right Now's Tim Adams out at the annual Hogs and Dogs event in West Richland Thursday evening. You may have seen NBC Right Now's Tim Adams out at the annual Hogs and Dogs event in West Richland Thursday evening.
 WEST RICHLAND, WA - You may have seen NBC Right Now's Tim Adams out at the annual Hogs and Dogs event in West Richland Thursday evening. 

However, he wasn't the only one in attendance - you could find thousands of bikers. In fact, local police tell us there are several different motorcycle clubs that flock to the event from near and far.

The West Richland Police Chief says the event goes smoothly, with no issues between rival clubs thanks to all of the law enforcement that helps out. 

"We're spread out through the entire venue and so our presence, being visible is a real plus. Also, we're not afraid to just go up and talk with different groups," Chief Brian McElroy.

Benton County, Kennewick, Richland, West Richland, Pasco and a local security firm staffs the event with officers. In total, there are about 35 officers at the event. 

The officers keep an eye on people to make sure they don't drink too much and get out of hand. Department of Corrections officials are also on site to keep an eye on former offenders.
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