Captain BirkenfeldCaptain Martin Birkenfeld is the Detective Division Commander. The Detective Division is located on the 3rd floor of the Police Building.
Detectives are responsible for the follow-up investigation of the majority of criminal cases occurring inside the City of Amarillo. Investigations of cases involving adult suspects (offenders aged 17 and older) are assigned to different squads, according to the nature of the crime.
The Crimes Against Persons Squad investigates child victim crimes and sex offenses. This squad also administers the Department’s Sex Offender Registration Program.
The Robbery Squad investigates robberies, domestic violence, and assaults.
The Burglary Squad investigates residential and business burglaries.
The Theft Squad investigates thefts and vandalisms.
The White-Collar Squad investigates financial crimes, identity theft cases, and auto theft.
The Juvenile Offender Squad investigates criminal offenses and status offenses involving offenders under the age of 17. The School Liaison Squad assigns officers to work in conjunctions with the local school districts in an effort to promote school safety and investigate crimes that occur on campus.
The Traffic Investigation Squad investigates DWI cases, hit and run crashes, fatal crashes, and other traffic related incidents.
The Crime Scene Investigation Unit is responsible for photography, evidence collection, evidence processing, fingerprints, laboratory submission of evidence and courtroom testimony.

Contacts for the Detective Division:
Administrative Assistant:
(806) 378-4251
(806) 378-4262
(806) 378-9402
(806) 378-4258
Victim Assistance:
Ms. S. Valenzia: (806) 378-6107

Division Supervisors:
Division Commander:
Capt. Martin Birkenfeld (806) 378-4269
General Investigations Squad Leiutenant
(Juvenile, School Liaison, CSI, Traffic Investigation, and Pawn):
Lt. K. Albright (806) 378-9412
Crimes Against Persons:
Lt. E. Brown (806) 378-9411
Robbery Squad:
Lt. J. Zang (806) 378-6135
Burglary Squad:
Lt. S. Rickwartz (806) 378-9403
White-Collar Squad:
Lt. B. Landrum (806) 378-9416
Theft Squad:
Lt. J. Krizan (806) 378-4243

FORMS/FILES: (Applications, Forms, Documents or Links for public use)

Texas Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Database
Information on Crime Victims’ Assistance
Trace and report stolen property for citizens

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