WWU Police works in cooperation with the Bellingham Police Department, to employ party patrols for added assistance in ensuring the peace in our neighborhoods.
When loud parties have multiple complaints, a team of officers is dispatched. The officers use a mobile command center to offer containment and protection from the elements, while processing the scene. The party is disbanded. Underage drinkers are issued citations for Liquor Law violations and the residents are issued citations for Disorderly Conduct. Any other crimes are dealt with as they come up.
The mobile command center has been referred to by the public as the “Party Bus” and been the focus of urban legends around the campus.