Law enforcement keeping close eye on Bandidos event in Amarillo

The Randall County Sheriff’s Office is leading a joint task force made up of federal, state, and local agencies to monitor an event taking place in Randall County involving the Bandido Motorcycle Club Friday, May 28- Saturday, May 29.

The Bandido organization has been classified as an “Outlaw Motorcycle Organization” by the United States Department of Justice and the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The purpose of the joint task force is two-fold:

 1. To ensure the continued safety of both residents and visitors

 2. To ensure the public understands law enforcement in the area is unwilling tolerate criminal activity 

“While we hope the presence of a large number of Bandido members in the area will remain peaceful, national and global intelligence about this gang and its affiliates effectuates the need for caution and demands a substantial law enforcement presence,” said Randall County Sheriff Christopher Forbis.