Board Members

Toby Hudson

President
Toby Hudson was born and raised in Amarillo and is a third generation police officer. He has served the APD for 20 years. Toby attended West Texas A&M University and holds a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He has been a member of the Amarillo Police Officer's Association since he was sworn in as an officer. Toby has served three terms on the executive board as Vice President, and is the current President of the APOA. He has been married for 16 years and has one son. Toby has served on the Boots and Badges Blood drive committee since it's inception in 2008. The annual blood drive, featuring area police and fire fighters, has amounted to thousand of life-saving blood donations. The idea of Boots and Badges, which started right here in Amarillo, has expanded and spread to large and small cities across West Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. Toby teaches several police disciplines to officers and recruits, and enjoys fitness and coaching youth sports.

Devin Cantwell

Vice President
Devin Cantwell has been with the Amarillo Police Department for 13 years. He is currently the coordinator of the Crisis Intervention Team. Devin is a lifelong resident of Amarillo, graduating from Amarillo High school and Amarillo College. He is currently in his second term on the APOA board, currently serving as Vice president and previously as chairman over the Political Action Committee.

Shane Chadwick

Treasurer
LT. Shane Chadwick started with the APD in October of 1996. He is a second generation officer with the department and has been a member of the association from the beginning. He has served as vice-president on the association board and is currently the treasurer. LT. Chadwick is also the Senior Chaplain for the police department and works with other chaplains throughout the community.

Carmela Ogden

Secretary
Carmela Ogden was born and raised in Amarillo, TX. She is a 13 year veteran of the Amarillo Police Department, graduating from the 76th Amarillo Police Academy. She is currently assigned to the Crime Scene Investigation Unit/ Homicide Unit. She has been a member of the Amarillo Police Officer’s Association since 2007 and was first elected to the executive board of the Amarillo Police Officer’s Association in 2014. Carmela is currently serving her third term on the executive board and is focused on many more productive years. She has served on the Boots and Badges committee since 2008. She is married to Sgt. Casey Ogden and together they have blended a family of two sons and one daughter.

Luke Nelson

Board Member
Luke Nelson is a Detective at the Amarillo Police Department with 10 years of police experience. He is currently assigned to the Special Victims Unit and is an instructor. Sgt. Nelson was previously assigned as a patrolman and corporal on the Midnights Northside squad of the Patrol Division. He presently serves as the APOA Political Action Committee chairperson.

Ben Prewett

Board Member

Ben Prewett was born and raised in southern California and moved to Childress, TX where he attended middle school and high school. He went to WTAMU where he played golf and baseball for the Buffaloes. During and after college Ben worked as a manager for Golf Headquarters until going through the 80th police academy. Ben is a 3rd generation policeman and many of his extended family were/are law enforcement, in southern California. Ben has been a part of the Boots and Badges committee for 6 years. Ben was also one of the original organizers of the “Dodge for a Cause” and “Swing for a Cause” dodgeball and golf tournaments. Those fundraisers brought in upwards of $35,000, which was put right back into the Amarillo Community youth. Ben is serving his 1st term on the association board, is currently a member of the Proactive Criminal Enforcement (PACE) unit, and is also a member of the APD SWAT team.

Brandon Worley

Board Member

Brandon Worley was raised in Amarillo, TX, and graduated from River Road HS in 2004. He has worked for the Amarillo Police Department since January 2009 and graduated from the 78th APD Police Academy. Upon starting his career, he was assigned to evening shift patrol where he remained for 4 years. He then earned a position on the PACE Unit where he remained for the next 6 years. He promoted to Sergeant in 2019 and has spent time assigned to CID as a Special Victim’s Unit Detective and Uniform Division as a Patrol Supervisor. He is married to his wife Heather with two children.