Amarillo Police Department

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The Amarillo Police Department will soon begin employing the use of body cameras, reports The Amarillo Globe-News.

On Tuesday the Amarillo City Council approved the use of 11 body-worn cameras to be used by the department’s motorcycle unit.

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The number of qualified applicants at the Amarillo Police Department is dwindling each year, reports Changing societal attitudes toward marijuana and public furor over police-involved shootings are making it harder for APD to attract younger officers.