Potter County FOP
PO Box 2283
Amarillo, Texas 79105
Rick Fernandes- President
Rick was the Vice-President in 2003 when the President stepped down and he became the President. Later the same year he was elected for his first term as President and remained as such thru October 2009. Rick is a retired Sergeant from the Potter County Sheriff Department having served over 20 years. He currently is employed as an investigator for the Office of the Inspector General and is attached to the Clements Unit of TDCJ in Amarillo. His duties take him to other Units of TDCJ in the Panhandle region. He and his wife, Carleta, look forward to his full retirement so he may utilize his fifth wheel he recently purchased. Rick enjoys attending conferences within the State of Texas and to the National conferences held throughout the United States. Rick was re-elected as President in October of 2017.
Charlie Johnson- Secretary/Treasurer
Charlie Johnson has served the citizens of Potter and Randall County for over 36 years. He started his law enforcement carrier in 1976 with the Amarillo Police Department where he graduated from their 40th Police Academy. In 1984, Charlie went to work for the Potter County Sheriff Office. During the next 24 plus years, he served in many capacities culminating his carrier as the Assistant Jail Commander; he retired as a Lieutenant on July 31, 2008. He went to work for the Lake Tanglewood Police Department on August 01, 2008 as a patrol officer and on April 09, 2013 he was appointed Chief of Police.
Charlie holds a Master Peace Office License, Master Jailer License, and Instructor License with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE). In 2004, he graduated from the Leadership Command College (Class #48) of the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) of the Sam Houston State University.
Charlie has been a member of the Potter County Law Enforcement Association since its conception. He was elected to the Sergeant of Arms position in 2009. Charlie is a member of the Potter County Deputy Dawgs Cook Team which assists in many charity events.
In early May of 1978, Charlie had the good fortune of meeting a wonderful lady and in August, he made the best decision in his life when he walked his bride down the aisle and said “I Do”. Judy and Charlie have been blessed by God with two daughters, and three grandkids.