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Richland Police Report Significant Increase In Calls For Service

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RICHLAND, Wash. - The Richland Police Department reports that their calls for service for their department have gone up almost 30 percent since last year.  

They have had over seven-thousand more calls for service this year compared to this time last year.

Richland Police Captain Mike Cobb had a number of reasons for the significant increase.  He thinks a big part of it is citizens calling police and letting them know when they see suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods.  

Cobb said, "Our citizens are becoming much more engaged and much more active with the whole process that we have.  I think the relationship between the police department is also constantly on an improving bases.  I think they are just more conscious of the quality of life that they want to maintain in the Tri-Cities."

The growth in population is also a big factor and Cobb said the officers have increase their proactive behavior.

DUI and traffic arrests are also up in Richland.

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