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Congratulations Sgt. Mike Reed

APD Sergeant and long-time APOA member Mike Reed spent part of his last day at work at the April 27th APOA meeting. Sgt. Reed has been an active member of the APOA his entire career, spanning 41+ years of service

APOA Proud to Host Caprock ROTC

The Caprock High School Marine Corps JROTC presented the colors and led our members in the pledge of allegiance at the April 27th APOA member meeting. There are 65 students working through a Marine Corp program every day at Caprock HS.

APOA Endorses City Council Candidates in 4 of 5 Races

The Amarillo Police Officers Association was established in 1980 and represents 327 working Amarillo Police Officers, which is 95% of the sworn officers in the department. Our mission is to enhance the lives of our members and our city through benevolent and civic engagement. The association hosts political candidates who request to speak to the membership.

APOA Conducts 2022 Christmas Giftcard Giveaway

On December 19th, APOA members hit all four local Walmart Supercenters to spread a little cheer. Officers were armed with $4,000 worth of gift cards, giving ten (10) $100 gift cards to shoppers at each store. 2022 was the 4th year that the APOA conducted the giveaway.

APOA Sponsors 15th Annual Boots And Badges Blood Drive

Coffee Memorial Blood Center hosted its annual Boots and Badges Blood Drive Kick-off Party at their blood center on June 24th, 2022. The drive started 15 years ago after the APOA sought out a local charity to partner with for a community event. The APOA board met with then-director of marketing for Coffee Memorial, Suzanne Talley, and the 2-month blood competition between police and fire was born. The event has grown exponentially since, and has spread across the panhandl...

APOA/100 Club Golf Tournament A Success!

On Saturday, August 21st, the APOA co-hosted a charity golf tournament with the 100 Club of the Texas Panhandle. It was a beautiful day and we are so thankful for the 76 golfers that came out to support both organizations. We want to thank our presenting sponsor Atmos Energy, our community partners DoubleU Marketing and KAMR/KCIT, and our sponsors Amarillo National Bank, FirstBank Southwest, Happy State Bank, CareExpress, BritKare, Pride Home Center, Cobblestone Custom Homes, K...

2021 Boots And Badges Blood Drive Kick-Off Event Smashes One-Day Record!

The 2021 Coffee Memorial Boots and Badges blood drive kick-off party was held on Friday, June 25th. This event was born in 2009 out of an effort for community outreach by the APOA executive board. They contacted Coffee Memorial Blood Center, and the two entities partnered with the Amarillo Fire Department to create the yearly 2-month long blood campaign. The kick-off party ran from 6 am to 7 pm, and included a cookout by the APOA, a police motorcycle rodeo, free kid's IDs by A...

APOA Endorses Incumbents, One Newcomer In Upcoming May City Council Election

Amarillo Police Officers Association 2021 Amarillo City Council Candidate Endorsements Press Release The Amarillo Police Officers Association represents the hard-working men and women of the Amarillo Police Department. The APOA does not seek out candidates for endorsements, but does respond to all candidate requests and provides them an opportunity to speak to members at the monthly meetings. Candidates from every council race spoke to association members over the last four months. Aft...

Funds Raised For Family Of Fallen Texas DPS Trooper Chad Walker

Trooper Chad Walker was ambushed while responding to a motorist assist in Limestone County near Mexia, Texas on March 26, 2021. The suspect fired at Trooper Walker before he was able to stop his vehicle striking him in the head and abdomen. The suspect fled the scene and was later found deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot. Trooper Walker was transported to Baylor Scott & White – Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. He succumbed to his injuries on March 29, 2021. Trooper Walker was a member of B-...

APD Officers Injured In New Year's Eve Crash

Please pray for the two officers and their families that were seriously injured in an early morning wreck on January 1st. Midnight patrol officers were working to direct traffic around a fire near Amarillo Blvd and N Madison streets when a drunk driver slammed into their patrol cars. Both officers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. We ask that you pray for their recoveries and for the well-being of their young families while they heal. Thank you. https:/...

APOA Conducts 2nd Annual "Christmas Gift Card Giveaway"

The APOA conducted it's second annual "Christmas Gift Card Giveaway" on December 21st, 2020. Last year, Executive Board officer Norm Fisher proposed the idea for the APOA to giveaway $100 gift cards to families shopping for Christmas. The membership overwhelmingly approved, and a successful campaign was born. With all that has happened to our community and the people we serve, it seemed even more important to do it again. When the executive board requested the approval o...