Detective

Captain BoatlerCaptain Tam Boatler 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 units, according to the nature of the crime.
The Special Victims Unit investigates child victim crimes and sex offenses. This unit also administers the Department’s Sex Offender Registration Program.
The Robbery Unit investigates robberies, domestic violence, and assaults.
The Burglary Unit investigates residential and business burglaries.
The Theft Unit investigates thefts and vandalisms.
The White-Collar Unit investigates financial crimes and identity theft.
The Juvenile Offender investigates criminal offenses and status offenses involving offenders under the age of 17. The School Liaison Unit 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 Unit investigates DWI cases, hit and run crashes, fatal crashes, and other traffic related incidents.
The Panhandle Auto Burglary and Theft Unit was started Sept. 1, 2015 through a grant obtained by the Potter County Dist. Attorney’s office.  The “PABTU” unit consists of investigators from PCSO, RCSO, and APD.  The unit investigates stolen autos and theft from autos cases.  The unit also uses proactive measures to identify and target known offenders along with bait cars and surveillance.  Public service programs and education are also utilized.


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

Division Supervisors:
Division Commander:
Capt. Tam Boatler (806) 378-4269
General Investigations Unit Leiutenant
(Juvenile, School Liaison, CSI, Traffic Investigation, and Pawn):
Lt. Jimmy Johnson (806) 378-9412
Special Victims Unit:
Lt. S. Chappell (806) 378-9411
Robbery Unit:
Lt. J. Zang (806) 378-6135
Burglary Unit:
Lt. Brenda Hadley (806) 378-9403
White-Collar Unit:
Lt. J. Loftus (806) 378-5237
Theft Unit:
Lt. J. Krizan (806) 378-4243
Panhandle Auto Burglary and Theft Unit:
Lt. Ephraim Contreras (806) 378-5247

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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