What?! Really? A Bomb Scare in Downtown Amarillo
As if Amarillo hasn't already had its fair share of crazy incidents this month, ranging from hostage situations to robberies, yet another incident happened.
A suspicious package had been delivered near 1100 S Fillmore St, a U.S. Army Entrance Processing Station and U.S. Defense Office which warranted a call from the Department of Homeland Security to the Amarillo Police Department around 2:08 p.m. The APD bomb squad soon arrived on the scene before clearing the scene and closing down South Fillmore street, SE 11th Ave, and SE 12th Ave.
Upon further inspection of the mystery package, the APD bomb squad was able to determine that it was not a bomb.
Thankfully nobody was hurt and the package was revealed to be safe, but how stretched out could the APD be when having to respond to calls such as these. Responding to bomb threats, having to negotiate with hostage-takers, and investigating armed robberies, is no surprise that the APD is considering opening a reserve police force.
Although there is no official report on the number of enlisting police officers in Amarillo, the need for more police officers is apparent. As Amarillo grows, so will its population, and with a much larger population, the potential for crime grows. With this comes an obvious need for a well-staffed police force to keep our town safe. Although it seems that our police are currently keeping things under control, how much more can they handle before needing more officers out there?
What do you think? Does The APD have a need for more officers?
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