Are you curious about how the Amarillo Police Department operates? Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes and how officers perform their duties to keep the community safe? Well looks like the Amarillo Police Department is offering the Citizen and Student Police Academy from August 29th through mid-November, giving citizens a chance to peek into their world.

The main aim of the Citizen Police Academy is to bridge the gap between the police department and the residents of Amarillo and work towards building a stronger and safer Amarillo together.

It's an opportunity to delve into various aspects of law enforcement and community policing. They'll cover topics like departmental organization, and patrol division operations, and even offer fascinating demonstrations.

The academy will also touch on important subjects like crime prevention strategies, the School Liaison program, the workings of the criminal justice system, and even hands-on crime scene investigations. You'll even get to tour the Amarillo Emergency Communications Center and gain insight into the operations of the Narcotics Unit and SWAT team.

Attending the Citizen Police Academy will be completely free of charge, making it accessible to everyone. The classes will be held at the Jerry Neal Classroom on the 4th floor of the Amarillo Police Department. They've scheduled the program for Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with a few Saturday morning sessions sprinkled in for good measure.

If you want to be a part of this unique opportunity, reach out to the APD Training & Personnel team at 806-378-9462. You can also drop an email to or to get all the details or kickstart your application process.

RANKED: America's Top 12 Best-Looking State Trooper Cruisers

Did you know that there is a brotherhood of state troopers called the American Association of State Troopers (AAST)? Their goal: PROTECT. PROVIDE. CONNECTAccording to their website the AAST was formed in 1989 when a "small group of Florida state troopers had the vision to create an association that would unite state troopers across the country and assist them by providing valuable benefits and services."

Each year the AAST releases a calendar of the best looking state trooper cruisers. Ranking is determined by their Facebook followers. It's all for a great cause too. Proceeds benefit the AAST Foundation, which provides higher education scholarships for AAST troopers' children dependents. A noble cause by any measure. 

Amarillo's Most Wanted: Help Bring These Fugitives to Justice

These are the fugitives who make up Amarillo's Most Wanted list. The individuals on this list have been accused of serious crimes and are considered a danger to society.

If you have any information about these FUGITIVES, you are urged to call Amarillo Crime Stoppers at (806) 374-4400 or submit a Web Tip by visiting THIS LINK


You do not have to give your name. AMARILLO CRIME STOPPERS will pay a reward of up to $300 and you WILL remain anonymous. 

Updated as of 6/18/2022

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