Uniform Patrol

Cpt BirkenfeldCaptain Martin Birkenfeld is the Uniform Division Commander.  The Uniform Patrol Division is the largest division in the Amarillo Police Department with well over half of all police officers assigned to the division. The patrol officers respond to calls for service from the public and conduct the preliminary investigation of all incidents. The Uniform Patrol Division includes the following squads:

  • 1st Shift-Midnight shift patrol – uniformed patrol officers working from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • 2nd Shift-Day shift patrol – uniformed patrol officers working from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m or 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 3rd Shift-Evening shift patrol – uniformed patrol officers working from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. or 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • 4th Shift-Evening Patrol – uniformed patrol officers working from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • COPPS – Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving officers on bicycles patrolling various parts of Amarillo.
  • Motorcycle Squad – Uniformed officers whose primary responsibility is traffic enforcement.
  • Parking Enforcement – a civilian employee who enforces parking restrictions in the downtown area.
  • Handicapped Parking Patrol – civilian volunteers who enforce handicapped parking violations in Amarillo.

The midnight, evening, and day shift patrols are each supervised by four sergeants and one lieutenant. The 4th Shift is supervised by two sergeants and a lieutenant. A sergeant supervises Motorcycle Squad. The sergeants report to their respective lieutenants. Here are the contact numbers for the various squads:

Uniform Patrol Contact Information:

To request an officer contact dispatch at:
Division Commander: Capt.:
Martin Birkenfeld 378-4255
Midnight-1st Shift Patrol:
Lieutenant 378-6184; Sergeants 378-6124
Day-2nd Shift Patrol:
Lieutenant 378-4028; Sergeants 378-6163
Evening-3rd Shift Patrol:
Lieutenant 378-6183; Sergeants 378-6125
Evening-4th Shift Patrol (6 p.m.-3 a.m.):
Lieutenant 378-4086; Sergeant 378-4056
Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving(COPPS): PACE Pro Active Criminal Enforcement
Lieutenant 378-4028; Sergeant 378-9304
Motorcycle Squad:
Lieutenant 378-4028; Sergeant 378-6143
PACE 4th Shift:
Lieutenant 378-4086 Sergeant 378-9442
Parking Enforcement:
Lieutenant 378-4028
Handicapped Parking Patrol:
Lieutenant 378-4028; Sergeant 378-6143

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