The Amarillo Police Department is trying new ways to reach out to the public to sign up for a chance to join.
This includes television commercials and a strong presence on social media. It even started a Facebook page named, “Amarillo Police Department Recruiting”.
Sgt. Barbee says one of the first things Amarillo Police Chief Ed Drain did after taking the job was expanding the search area of recruits past a 500-mile diameter.
The next police academy begins on May 6. Deadline to sign up is April 28.