Amarillo Police Department to host entrance exam

Amarillo Police Department to host entrance exam

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Amarillo Police Department is seeking men and women to enroll in their 90th Academy.

The APD will be conducting a basic Police Academy Civil Service Entrance Exam Saturday, May 14.

The deadline for the application is Friday, May 6, and the Academy is scheduled to begin on December 1.

Those interested must fill out an application, and study guides can be downloaded on the APD's website.

Starting salary for a police recruit in the academy is $46,863/year. After 4 years the officer's salary is $63,468/year.

The City also compensates officers for various certificates, education, and shift differential pay.

The City of Amarillo pays a portion of the premiums for health insurance. Employees and their family who are covered by the City health insurance can use the free City Care Clinic.

For other benefits visit APD's website.

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