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West Richland PD welcomes portable to keep up with their own expansions

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WEST RICHLAND, WA - As the Tri-Cities population continues to boom, our local law enforcement is finding themselves needing to keep up with the growth. This is why the West Richland Police Department brought in a brand new portable as an extension to their main office.

Right now, the West Richland Police Department is going through a testing process to select a new front desk clerk, and while doing so, they realized they're running out of room in their department.

With all of the computers, equipment, and paperwork piling up, they had to get rid of the detective's office, which is why he's now moving to the new 548-square-foot portable right next door.

"The growth of the department with the officers we've been hiring over the years to counter the population and the crimes that keep coming in, and also just the storage of our equipment that we need to do our job," said Sgt. Boehmler with the West Richland Police Department.

Sgt. Boehmler says this expansion is going to help everyone do their jobs more effectively. The new addition to the police department should be up and running in two weeks.