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Detention Center

The Potter County Detention Center was completed in November 1995.  It is a 125,000 square foot facility that consists of 576 beds in the General Population portion, and also includes a 27 bed Infirmary and two Violent Cells.  The Center houses inmates awaiting trial, inmates sentenced to County Corrections, and those sentenced and awaiting entrance into the State and Federal Corrections Institutions.

Potter County Detention Center
13100 NE 29th
Amarillo, TX 79111
806-335-4100

 

Visitation Hours

Sunday: No Visitation
Monday: No Visitation
Tuesday: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM to 11:30AM
Thursday: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Friday: 8:30AM to 11:30AM
Saturday: 8:30AM to 11:30AM and 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Medical Staff

The Detention Center is staffed by 9 full time Medical officers caring for the various physical needs of inmates.  Medical staff is responsible for the care and treatment of minor medical needs and a physician is available to inmates with more serious concerns.

Special Sentencing Program

The Detention Center is the operations center for many of the Special Programs offered to persons convicted of minor crimes who have been deemed low risk offenders.  These persons are allowed special circumstances sentences that serve to both lower costs to the taxpayers and enforce sentences on those found guilty of crimes against their communities.  These programs include:

Work Release Sentences
Weekend Sentences
Community Service Sentences

Programs like these and others help reduce costs involved with housing and caring for offenders who do not require standard jail time to correct illegal behaviors and reay their debt to society.

For more information on Special Sentencing Programs, contact 806-335-4119 during regular business hours or send an email.

Jail Staff

Employees assigned to work at the Potter County Detention Center are licensed by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) as having completed the minimum educational requirements and training as mandated by the Commission to perform duties required by their positions.  Officers have to continue their education and training throughout their careers to maintain licensing.  This helps to provide their respective agencies with the best possible service.  The Potter County Sheriff has made educating officers one of his top priorities to enhance safety and security of both the officers working and the inmates housed at the Detention Center.

For more information contact:

Lt. Jeremy Frazier
13100 NE 29th
Amarillo, TX 79111
e-mail

Transportation Section

The transportation section is a part of the Corrections Division and consists of one TDC Coordinator and six transportation officers. Transportation officers are trained in specific shooting and handcuffing techniques as well as defensive tactics and driving skills. These special skills help in the daily execution of their duties.
The transportation section is responsible for transporting inmates to and from various courts, other county jails, hospitals, doctors' offices, and other agencies throughout the state of Texas. They are also responsible for transporting inmates to various TDC facilities and picking up inmates on bench warrants within the state.
The transportation section also delivers daily paperwork to local agencies and officials within Potter County.
Transportation officers are tested annually to maintain their positions within the transportation section. This test entails weapons proficiency, negotiation of an obstacle course, and a quarter mile run. Officers desiring a transfer to the transportation section must pass the same qualification tests as well as an oral interview board.

 

Transport Team


For more information contact:

Lt. Ken Dougherty
13100 NE 29th
Amarillo, TX 79111
e-mail

 

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