Potter County Sheriff's Office serves a population of more than 100,000 residents. It encompasses an area of over 900 square miles and is located in Amarillo, Texas. Potter County Sheriff's Office s patrol division processes and conducts secondary investigations and preserves crime scenes with photographs and videos. The office s criminal investigations division prevents crimes and recovers stolen properties. Potter County Sheriff's Office maintains a special crime unit that handles homicide investigations, officer-involved shootings and suspicious deaths. The sheriff s office also operates a detention center that occupies an area of more than 125,000 square feet and houses inmates awaiting trials, inmates sentenced to county corrections, and those sentenced and awaiting entrance into the state and federal corrections institutions.