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Amarillo Police Department
Robert Taylor(Chief of Police)
200 SE Third Ave,
Amarillo, TX, 79101

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The city of Amarillo encompasses the following counties: Potter, Randall. Amarillo's government type is Council-Manager. It is comprised of the City Council, Mayor, who is currently Paul Harpole (Republican).

Amarillo encompasses land area: 89.8 sq mi (232.7 km2), water area: 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2). The elevation is 3,605 ft (1,099 m) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 190,695 (US: 121st). This equates to a population density of 2,075.5/sq mi (746/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC−6).

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 48-03000, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at www.amarillo.gov.

Amarillo /æməˈrɪlɵ/ is the fourteenth most populous city in the state of Texas, the largest in the Texas Panhandle and the seat of Potter County. A portion of the city extends into Randall County. The population was 190,695 at the 2010 census (105,486 in Potter County, and 85,209 in Randall). The Amarillo metropolitan area has an estimated population of 236,113 in four counties.

Amarillo, originally named Oneida, is situated in the Llano Estacado region. The availability of the railroad and freight service provided by the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad contributed to the city's growth as a cattle marketing center in the late 19th century. Amarillo is the regional economic center for the Texas Panhandle, and is economically important to Eastern New Mexico and the Oklahoma Panhandle.

The city was once the self-proclaimed 'Helium Capital of the World' for having one of the country's most productive helium fields. The city is also known as 'The Yellow Rose of Texas' (as the city takes its name from the Spanish word for yellow), and most recently 'Rotor City, USA' for its V-22 Osprey hybrid aircraft assembly plant. Amarillo operates one of the largest meat packing areas in the United States. Pantex, the only nuclear weapons assembly and disassembly facility in the country, is also a major employer. The attractions Cadillac Ranch and Big Texan Steak Ranch are located adjacent to Interstate 40. U.S. Highway 66 also passed through the city.