Police Recruit

Amarillo, TX
Amarillo Police Department

Salary: $60,341.

Closing Date: May 26, 2024.

Position Summary:

After successful completion of the Police Academy, patrols assigned areas, investigates traffic accidents, performs escort and guard duties, writes reports of activities, and responds to all calls for service.

Provides patrol services on foot and in vehicle; enforces traffic laws and investigates traffic accidents; investigates criminal offenses; interviews victims and witnesses and prepares written reports; arrests and detains criminals; searches suspects, vehicles, buildings, crime scenes, and seizes evidence; interviews and interrogates suspects and witnesses; books prisoners in jail; testifies in court; other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen of good character with no felony or Class A convictions.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language at a high school graduate level
  • Must have normal speech and hearing
  • Be able to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Thorough knowledge of law enforcement practices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of statutes and ordinances.
  • Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people.
  • Ability to function professionally under extreme duress during emergency/crisis situations.
  • Ability to operate computers for data entry and word processing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to operate small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
  • 12 hours from an accredited college.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have uncorrected vision of at least 20/200, correctable to 20/20 in both eyes (eyesight between 20/100 and 20/200 must have a letter from their doctor stating eyesight is in static condition). Each ear with no less than a 40db loss at 500 Hz, 1,000 Hz, and 2,000 Hz with or without correction.