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The Amarillo Police Department accepts applications year round for the position of Police Officer. Applications are submitted to the Amarillo Police Department, Training and Personnel Division, 200 SE 3rd Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101.

The entrance exam for the 86th Amarillo Police Academy will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 8:00 am in the Lecture Hall at the Amarillo College West Campus. Applications will be accepted thru November 29, 2013, at 5:00 PM

That academy will start June 5th, 2014.

Amarillo Police Officer applicants must be a U.S. citizen of good character with no Felony or Class A convictions, probation or deferred adjudication; no Class B convictions, probation or deferred adjudication in the past 10 years; no family violence conviction; possess a valid Texas drivers license with a good driving record; an applicant must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 44 years of age on the first day of the academy; must be able to read, write and speak the English language at a high school graduate level; must have normal hearing and be able to follow written and verbal instructions; must be able to work under stressful conditions and occasionally work overtime. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. If an applicant possesses a GED the applicant must also possess 12 hours from an accredited college with a minimum of a 2.0 grade point average. Applicants must provide copies of drivers license, social security card, birth certificate, high school diploma, GED and college transcript (if applicable) and DD-214 Member 4 form (if applicable). If you have military service you may receive 5 points preference on the Civil Service Entrance Exam. ***Applicants who have lived more than 500 miles from Amarillo, outside the State of Texas,  during the  five years preceding their application will be considered on a case by case basis by the Chief.***

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  • Police Recruit and Civilian applications are processed by the City of Amarillo, Human Resources Department.

    All applications must be submitted electronically: Submit Application Now.

Police Academy Entrance Exam Study Guide

Contact Training and Personnel for the download code.
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Contacts for Training and Personnel Department are:

Director of Training and Personnel is Capt. James Burgess (806) 378-6170 James.Burgess@amarillo.gov
Academy Sergeant is Sgt. Carla Burr (806) 806 378-3084 Carla.Burr@amarillo.gov
Academy Sergeant is Sgt. Mike Martinez (806) 806 378-4006 mike.martinez@amarillo.gov
Human Resource Technician for civilian personnel is Janetta Harlow (806) 378-6101

Application requests: Beth Thurmon (806) 378-4291

Toll Free: 1-800-934-1340

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