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Attorney General Barr Names Amarillo for Public Safety Partnership

Amarillo will soon be teaming up with the U.S. Department of Justice to combat violent crime in the city.

According to the Amarillo Police Department, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr announced Amarillo as one of ten cities selected to participate in a public safety partnership. The partnership will allow APD to collaborate on strategies with the Justice Department, with the DOJ funding training “in the areas of investigations, crime analysis, community engagement, and technology.”

The partnership comes as the Amarillo Police Department is already collaborating with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas and other federal authorities for Project Safe Neighborhood, which aims to “investigate[,] prosecute and prevent violent crimes in Amarillo.”

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