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.
Applications are being accepted for the 94th Amarillo Police Academy that will begin in June of 2019. Apply before November 30th.
APD is now accepting applications for lateral transfers. Applications are due by November 2nd and the academy will begin on January 3rd, 2019.
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Academy Training Calendar
The October Community Engagement Program will be "Talking to your Children about Online Safety". There are multiple dangers for our children online and we don't always know what to say to them or what to look for ourselves. We will discuss some things to look out for as a parent and things that we can stress to our children to help keep them safe. The program will be on Thursday October 25th at 6:00 PM. We will meet at the Amarillo Police Department again. This is a free program provided by the Amarillo Police Department Crime Prevention Unit and everyone is welcome.
New Amarillo Police Front Lobby/Desk hours:
Monday through Friday- 7AM - 10PM
Saturday and Sunday- 8AM - 5PM
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.