Tri-Cities law enforcement leading charge against sex trafficking

Tri-Cities law enforcement leading charge against sex trafficking
RICHLAND, Wash. -- Tri-Cities became the first community in the state to adopt a local protocol for sex trafficking of minors.

The "Tri-Cities Coalition Against Trafficking" held the signing event in Richland Friday. The coalition worked with law enforcement to create a more cohesive approach to solving sex crimes. Members from each agencies signed the protocol.

"Without the willingness to be in a relationship with one another for a common purpose, you don't get to where we are today and I think it should be a real moment for the Tri-Cities to be proud of that we're the first in the state," says Richland Police Chief Chris Skinner.

Officers say the protocol will help all law enforcement agencies work together in tackling sex-trafficking crimes involving minors.