Welcome to the Amarillo Police Department

The City of Amarillo is proud of its professional and progressive Police Department. The Professional Standards Office of the department insures the department and employees comply with internationally developed standards. Amarillo consistently has one of the lowest crime rates of comparably sized cities in the state and nation, which serves as a proven record of its fine police force.

The Amarillo Police Department is active in several national crime prevention and police assistance programs - Crime Stoppers, Neighborhood Watch, and other local, regional and statewide programs. As evidence of the community support and the Amarillo Police Department's commitment to such programs, the Amarillo Police Department has received first place awards for public service announcements at the Texas Crime Stoppers Convention competition and the Crime Stoppers International competition.

The Amarillo Police Department includes all functions typical of police services including the use of specialty units and programs. The Police Department continues to be an effective and visible asset in protecting and serving the citizens of Amarillo.

National Night Out 2016

This year the Amarillo Police Department is participating in the National Night Out. This is a program through the National Association of Town Watch and is a benefit to all neighborhood watch programs. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. Texas celebrates National Night Out on the first Tuesday of October, which is October 4th this year. There are several different ways you can be involved. Some neighborhoods will have a cook out at a central location; others will just get out and walk the neighborhood to get to know their neighbors. The main thing is getting outside, locking your doors, turning on your outside lights, and getting to know the people that you live by. Members of the Amarillo Police Department will be available that evening to come by every event, no matter how big or small, to get to know our community as well. Any of the Neighborhood Watch leaders can contact Officer Jeb Hilton by phone at 378-4257 or email at [email protected] to let us know that you will be participating and request an officer to come and visit with your group. There will be a more formal news release to come, but this is just to give everyone a heads up and allow you a little time to get something planned. We hope to see you all very soon.

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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 [email protected], or in person. A link is provided in the drop-down menu titled “Police Department Menu” that will direct you to more information about Open Records 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.