Special Crimes


The Special Crimes Unit investigates all homicides that occur within the City of Amarillo, Potter County and Armstrong County. The Special Crimes Unit also investigates any officer-involved shootings, in custody deaths, infant and fire deaths as well as any deaths of a questionable manner. The Director of the Special Crimes Unit is Lt. Erick Bohannon of the Amarillo Police Department. The unit consists of detectives from the Amarillo Police Department and the Potter County Sheriff’s Office. The department’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit (CSIU) is part of the Special Crimes Unit. The CSIU specializes in processing crimes scenes for evidence.

Special Crimes Unit Contact Information:
Special Crimes Unit main number (806) 378-9468
Lt. Erick Bohannon – Director (806) 378-4268
Sgt. Jason Riddlespurger (APD) – Asst. Director/Investigator (806) 378-9448
Sgt. David Hagler (APD) – Investigator (806) 378-9451
Sgt. B. J. Chester (PCSO) – Investigator (806) 378-9450
Sgt. Jim Clements (APD) – CSIU Supervisor (806) 378-3543
Callie Haney – Special Crimes Secretary  (806) 378-9468

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