As it stands now the Amarillo Police Department has very few female officers on the force. But new recruit efforts hopes to change that.

Traditionally, APD has been a male-dominated field. This week they launched a successful strategy for recruiting women. They held a job fair on Thursday, May 2nd.

They had a panel of female officers answer questions from women in the audience wondering about what life as an officer could look like.

There are many perks of becoming a Police Offer. The authority, serving your community, protecting your loved ones, salary and more.

What makes being a Police Officer in Amarillo so great is many of the female officers said when they entered the force, they didn't just get a job, they gained a family. The female officers have formed a tight-knit group in the Amarillo community

If you would like to put in an application to become apart of the police department go to www.amarillo.gov