The City of Amarillo is proud of its professional and progressive Police Department. The Amarillo Police Department provides police services to the citizens of Amarillo through both traditional police patrol and response and the use of specialized units and programs. The Police Department strives to be an effective and visible asset in protecting and serving the citizens of Amarillo.
In September, 2017, the Texas Police Chief's Association (TPCA) announced that it had for the third time (previously in 2009 and 2013) inspected the Department's operations and facilities and again determined that the APD was operating in compliance with their Best Practices Recognition Program standards. This program helps ensure that the department continues to provide high quality, modern police service.
Police Academy Information
Academy Information and Training Calendar
Check out our APD Recruiting Facebook page for updates on applying, testing and our latest videos
Intoxicated driving is a problem that we continue to see in the Amarillo area. TxDot and Premier High School partnered to host the Shattered Dreams Project. This event is a vivid simulation of a fatal accident caused by intoxicated driving. The Amarillo Police Department and several other local agencies assisted in bringing this simulation to life.
The Amarillo Police Department has partnered with Off Duty Management to manage off-duty work done by Amarillo Police officers. Anyone wishing to employ off-duty police officers should visit the Officer Trak site to establish an account.
Off Duty Management is based in Katy, Texas and has years of experience managing off duty programs. Off Duty Management handles all aspects of off-duty employment requests including scheduling, payroll and invoicing. Link below:
Preliminary 2017 Crime Rate released:
Compared to the 2016 rate, Amarillo's 2017 crime rate showed a reduction of 3.9%. These are preliminary numbers. The FBI and the Texas Department of Public Safety will release final crime rate data for all jurisdictions.
Here's a link to the Department of Justice/FBI web page with more information about how the crime information is collected and used:
Understand Crime Data
Community Crime Mapping
Community Crime Mapping is a new feature. You can see what crimes are happening in your neighbor hood.
News Releases through APD's Nixle Message System
Public Information Requests
The Amarillo Police Department has a designated recipient for Open Records requests. You may submit your request in writing to: Amarillo Police Department, Attn: Open Records, 200 SE 3rd St, Amarillo, Texas, 79101, by fax to (806) 378-9371, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person. Visit our Open Records page for more information on requests. A request sent to any e-mail address or fax number other than those listed above does not trigger the requirements of the Public Information Act.