Amarillo has a new interim top cop after Chief Ed Drain left for the same position in Plano. Amarillo City Manager Jared Miller named former Midland Chief of Police Price Robinson as Drain's temporary replacement beginning February 10th.

Robinson has 37 years of law enforcement experience with the Midland Police Department, where he served as chief of police from 2008 until retiring in 2017. Robinson has numerous accomplishments during his tenure, including implementing a Civil Disturbance Unit, deploying body cameras for all officers and spearheading the migration to several upgraded systems and technologies.

The City of Amarillo is currently conducting a nationwide search for a permanent chief of police, a process that will take approximately 90 days.