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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Faudree Road Improvements Construction Updates

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Faudree Rd. is scheduled to have a series of improvements for the coming year. Keep informed about work being done and how it will improve the roadway.

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Odessa History

Although Odessa was settled and established in 1876, the City was not incorporated until 1927, when we received our charter and elected our first mayor, S.R. McKinney. McKinney Park, home to Starbright Village, is named after our first mayor!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Globe Theatre Replica

Odessa College is home to the Globe Theatre – a 410- seat venue hosting theatre performances and community activities. the idea of the reconstruction of a Shakesperean Theater in Odessa originated in 1948 in Mrs. Marjorie Morris’ senio...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stonehenge Replica

The UTPB Stonehenge was built in 2004. It is slightly shorter than the original Stonehenge, but it’s exact in horizontal size and astronomically accurate.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stonehenge Replica

The UTPB Stonehenge was built in 2004. It is slightly shorter than the original Stonehenge, but it’s exact in horizontal size and astronomically accurate.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Globe Theatre Replica

Odessa College is home to the Globe Theatre – a 410- seat venue hosting theatre performances and community activities. the idea of the reconstruction of a Shakesperean Theater in Odessa originated in 1948 in Mrs. Marjorie Morris’ senior English class at O...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Odessa History

Although Odessa was settled and established in 1876, the City was not incorporated until 1927, when we received our charter and elected our first mayor, S.R. McKinney. McKinney Park, home to Starbright Village, is named after our first mayor!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stonehenge Replica

The UTPB Stonehenge was built in 2004. It is slightly shorter than the original Stonehenge, but it’s exact in horizontal size and astronomically accurate.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Globe Theatre Replica

Odessa College is home to the Globe Theatre – a 410- seat venue hosting theatre performances and community activities. the idea of the reconstruction of a Shakesperean Theater in Odessa originated in 1948 in Mrs. Marjorie Morris’ senior English class at O...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Odessa History

Although Odessa was settled and established in 1876, the City was not incorporated until 1927, when we received our charter and elected our first mayor, S.R. McKinney. McKinney Park, home to Starbright Village, is named after our first mayor!

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that they’d like to see mos...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

New State-of-the-Art Police Training Building

New Police Training Facility

 OPD will now be able to give its cadets top-notch training and at the same time, continue to enhance our current officers skills so they can be the best they can be.  The new training facility is around 8,000 square feet of learning cen...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

K-9 Unit

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Our K-9 canines help OPD officers fight crime in numerous ways including searching for suspects.  People are always interested in their roles, what breed the dogs are, and the specifics about our K-9 Unit.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Crime Prevention Programs

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There are several  crime prevention programs that you can join that allows us to team up with you to fight crime!  It takes all of us working together.  

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: December 9, 2022

HEB Feast of Sharing Today at 4-8 p.m. at the Ector County Coliseum Barn D&E

 Join Keep Odessa Beautiful and H-E-B for the 20th annual Feast of Sharing Holiday dinner today!

The event starts at 4 p.m. and continues to 8 p.m. Feast of Sharing is taking place at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Hwy, in building D&...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

April Celebrates "Beauty In My Community!"

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April's "Beauty In My Community" Initiative is driven by a single goal; to recognize, celebrate, and support the citizens of Odessa who are doing great things that positively impact the community to make Odessa look and feel beautiful! There are...
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Posted on: February 2, 2023

City Offices Open and Services Resumed

Offices opened at 8 a.m. this morning and services are resumed.

City of Odessa offices opened at 8 a.m. this morning and City services are running.

Trash pick-up is back on the regular schedule for Thursday & Friday and will continue to Saturday.

All customers will be serviced and have a one-time pick up. This inclu...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Mayor Joven Makes the December Rising LoneStars List

Mayor Joven was selected as a Rising LoneStar for the month of December!

Odessa Mayor Javier Joven’s commitment to “return to basics” earned him a spot as a December 2022 Rising LoneStar. An organization that recognizes exceptional acts of leadership and provides information about local elected officials.

Mayor Joven pledged to...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Faudree Road Construction Traffic Update

Faudree Road traffic will be shifted to the newly paved roadway on January 22, 2023.

Faudree Road traffic will be shifted to the newly paved roadway on January 22, 2023.

56th Street between Sleepy Hollow St and Faudree Rd will be closed to traffic for the remainder of this first phase of construction.

This first phase of construction will i...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

January 2023 Sales Tax Check

The City saw an increase in sales tax revenue with January’s sales tax revenue total of $4,643,575.69.

The City of Odessa received its January sales tax check, in the amount of, $5,804,469.61. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent. The City of Odessa will receive $4,643,575.69 and the Odessa Development Corporation wi...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

New Interim Fire Chief Named

Battalion Chief Jason Cotton has been named the new Interim Fire Chief!

On the heels of Fire Chief John Alvarez’s retirement, The City of Odessa announces the role of interim Fire Chief will be filled by current Battalion Chief Jason Cotton until a permanent replacement is identified.

Cotton has more than 25 years of...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Project Reconstruction of South Meadow Avenue

South Meadow Ave. between E. Murphy and North Service Road of I-20 will be reconstructed.

Beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2023, City of Odessa contractors will begin the project reconstruction of south Meadow Avenue, between east Murphy and the north service road of I-20.

This will include the installation of a concrete valley gutter, curb work, ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Tanglewood Lane Reconstruction Project

The reconstruction of Tanglewood Lane between Penbrook St. and 52nd St. will begin January 3rd.

Beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2023, City of Odessa contractors will begin the project reconstruction of Tanglewood Lane, between Penbrook Street and 52nd Street.

This will include the installation of a new water main and road reconstruction.

The reconstruct...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Sewer Line Replacement Project for 2100 Blk of N. Dixie

Sewer line project is set to begin January 3rd.

A sewer line replacement project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 3rd at the 2100 block of N Dixie Boulevard and the surrounding alleys.

It is estimated the work will be completed in 2 months. Edgardo Madrid and Associates is the contractor for th...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

First Phase of Faudree Road Construction Project Begins January 3rd

The first phase of the Faudree Road Project is expected to last 6 months.

The first phase of the Faudree Road Construction Project is scheduled to begin January 3, 2023 and is expected to last approximately 6 months. This construction activity will occur between SH 191 and Windchase Street.

The initial work lasting approximately...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

State of Downtown Odessa Address

Join Downtown Odessa Inc. for the State of Downtown Odessa Address!

Downtown Odessa, Inc. invites you to “Save the Date” for the State of Downtown Address Thursday February 23, 2023. The State of Downtown Address is an annual event that aims to celebrate achievements and local businesses located downto...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Message From Mayor Joven

Please read this message from Odessa Mayor, Javier Joven.

The citizens of Odessa voted for change in the November election, and the majority of our City Council and myself are onboard with continuing to move our community forward. Council is committed to continually improving every aspect of the City. After exte...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

December Sales Tax Check 2022

The City saw an increase in sales tax revenue with December’s sales tax revenue total of $4,441,543.47 which reflects a $843,463.82 increase compared to December 2021.

The City of Odessa received its December sales tax check, in the amount of $5,551,929.34. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent.  The City of Odessa will receive $4,441,543.47 and the Odessa Development Corp...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

City Offices Closed Monday, September 5th for Labor Day

City of Odessa offices will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Trash will not be picked up on this day.

City of Odessa offices will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Trash will not be picked up on this day. Customers with roll out carts normally serviced on Monday can expect service Tuesday, September 6th. Carts normally serviced o...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

August Sales Tax Check

The City saw an increase in sales tax revenue with August’s sales tax revenue total of $4,525,242.60 which reflects a $204,484.12, or 4.73% as compared to August 2021.

The City of Odessa received its August sales tax check, in the amount of, $5,656,553.25. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent. The City of Odessa will receive $4,525,242.60 and the Odessa Development Corporation wil...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2022

TXDOT Project Will Rebuild Highway 385 from 8th St. to 42nd St.

TXDOT will begin a new project to rehabilitate and resurface U.S. Highway 385 in Odessa on July 6th.

A project to rehabilitate and resurface a 2.3-mile segment of U.S. Highway 385 in Odessa is scheduled to begin the week of July 6. Work will stretch from Highway 191 (42nd Street) to Eighth Street. 

To minimize impact on traffic on this major traf...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Several Locations to be Resurfaced by TXDOT Next Week

TXDOT will be resurfacing several roads in Odessa next week.

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis Request Donations for Uvalde Shooting Victims

Sheriff Mike Griffis is asking for donations for the victims of the Uvalde school shooting.

Ector County Sheriff, Mike Griffis, has requested that the community donate for the victims of Uvalde. Donations can be dropped off at the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, 2500 S Hwy 385.

Message from Sheriff Mike Griffis:

5-25-2022***Folks, since t...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

TXDOT To Begin Seal Coat Project Next Week

Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to obey warning signs, flaggers and traffic control devices.

A district seal coat project is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, May 16, 2022, in the Odessa District of TxDOT. Approximately 180 miles of roads in eight counties will be worked on in May.

Each year the Odessa District seal coats select roads as part...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Faudree Road and P Bar Ranch Road Intersection Traffic Signal

This intersection warrants the installation of a traffic signal. The traffic signal design is complete and the project will go to bid.

Odessa, TX – The City of Odessa has completed a traffic signal warrant study for the intersection of Faudree Road & P Bar Ranch Road. This intersection warrants the installation of a traffic signal. The traffic signal design is complete and ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Faudree Road Updates

The City of Odessa would like to remind the community about traffic conditions on Faudree Road, north of State Highway 191 due to construction.

Odessa, TX – The City of Odessa would like to remind the community about traffic conditions on Faudree Road, north of State Highway 191 due to construction. Yukon Road has been closed from Loop 338 East to Faudree Road by the Texas Department of...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Incident at 93rd and Rainbow Water Tower UPDATED

UPDATE: The tank has been drained. Crews will pump out residual water and place a new clamp. The tank should be back in service tomorrow.

UPDATE: The tank has been drained. Crews will pump out residual water and place a new clamp. The tank should be back in service tomorrow. Yukon pumps are working and the system should have water. Please contact the City if you continue to have water press...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Mayor’s Drug & Crime Commission’s Healthy Families Build Healthy Communities Event

The event will include resources by community organizations, fun activities including a DJ, hot dogs, police and fire vehicle displays, and a jumper.

The Mayor’s Drug & Crime Commission’s Healthy Families Build Healthy Communities event is scheduled on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

It will be held at Sherwood Community Center’s parking lot and inside,...

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Posted on: November 28, 2021

No Cost COVID-19 PCR Tests

The City of Odessa Incident Command and Curative are offering free COVID-19 tests.

The City of Odessa Incident Command is partnering with Curative to offer COVID-19 PCR Tests. Testing began November 28 at the corner of 2nd St and Grant,  South of Odessa Police Department, and is from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Insurance information will ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Cold Case Investigation

Keeping You Informed

In December of 1981, a Catholic priest by the name of Father Patrick Ryan was murdered at a hotel in Odessa. The investigation eventually led to the arrest and conviction of a man named James Harry Reyos. In 2021, the Chief of Police became aware of publi...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Circle P Feb 2023 Adopt Event

Join us for our next adoption event this weekend! ????

It will take place this Saturday, February 4th, at Circle P Ranch Supply (6200 N. Golder Ave) from 9:00 am to 1 pm. The adoption fee is $27, cash only.

Stop by and adopt your new furry friend! ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Remembering Officer Scott Smith

Officer Scott Smith Ceremony 2023

On Monday, February 6th, 2023, at sunrise, the Odessa Police Department will hold a wreath-laying ceremony to pay tribute to Officer Scott Smith, who died in a motorcycle crash while responding to a burglary in progress call. 

The public is invite...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Traffic Safety Reminder

Traffic Signal PSA 2022

Due to the winter weather, some intersections may have no functioning lights. If there are no lights displayed, stop then proceed when the intersection can be safely entered without interference or collision with other traffic. Please remember to treat in...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

OPD Honor Guard Shows Support

OPD Honor Guard Chief Allen Funeral

OPD's Honor Guard attended the funeral of the El Paso Police Department's Chief of Police, Chief Gregory K. Allen #646. The funeral took place this morning in El Paso, Texas.

Chief Gregory K. Allen was a dedicated servant of El Paso&a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Golf Cart Safety & Laws

Golf Cart Safety PSA

This is a friendly reminder that you must have a valid driver's license to drive a golf cart. For their safety, children should not be operating golf carts.

Here are some of the laws regarding golf carts:

1. Driver MUST possess a valid driver&a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

HEB Theft Investigation – Please Share!

HEB theft sus

On 1-8-23 at approximately 1245 hours, an unknown female concealed approximately $175 worth of merchandise inside of a bag and exited the store. When HEB personnel made contact with the female, she refused to pay and left the scene. Anyone who recognizes ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Caught on Camera – Please Share!

Buffet King Theft Sus

On 1-18-23 at approximately 2048 hours, an unknown male stole the tip jar from Buffet King, located at 4101 East 42nd Street. Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveillance footage is encouraged to contact Detective M. Troglin at 432-284-2012...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Theft Investigation - Please Share!

Plum Theft Sus 2

Do you recognize these men? They stole liquor from Plum's Liquor store located on 4100 E 52nd St.

We encourage anywith with information to contact Detective M. Troglin at 432-284-2012 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #22...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Human Trafficking Awareness Month - Myths & Facts

Human Trafficking Myths and Facts PSA

January is dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking. It is a key time to educate ourselves about human trafficking and learn how to spot the signs of trafficking.

Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing information on how to identify and pre...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Walmart Theft Investigation

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Do you recognize this suspect? He was observed taking approximately $600 worth of jewelry from a jewelry box located inside the Walmart at 4210 N JBS Parkway Blvd. He was seen leaving in a dark-colored Hyundai hatchback.

If you have any information, please...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2023

CVS Theft Investigation

CVS 8th St Theft

Does anyone recognize the suspect shown in the surveillance footage? He took approximately $700 worth of merchandise from the CVS located at 1230 East 8th Street and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. Anyone who recognizes him is encourag...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2023

C.R.A.S.E. - CIVILIAN RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENTS

CRASE Training

Thank you to everyone who attended last night's Neighborhood Watch Meeting. We hope to see all of you at the next one!

If you were unable to attend this meeting, we offer CRASE training ANY TIME to those interested. This is a FREE program conducte...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Child Passenger Safety

Child Passenger Safety PSA

In Texas, all children younger than eight years old, unless they are taller than 4 feet 9 inches, must be secured in a child safety seat. This is for the safety and well-being of the child. 

Car seats, when used properly, can save lives. It is imp...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2023

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

January Adoption Event Crunch Fitness

This is a 2-DAY pet adoption event! Join us on Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, January 25th at Crunch Fitness (2008 E 42nd St) from 4PM to 8PM. 

The adoption fee is $27 CASH ONLY.

Stop by and adopt one of the many loving animals looking for a ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2023

TOMORROW - Neighborhood Watch Meeting: CRASE training

January 2023 Neighborhood Watch Meeting

**We are monitoring the current weather and as of now, we still plan on holding the Neighborhood Watch Meeting tomorrow. We will keep you updated if there are any changes.**

This month's Neighborhood Watch Meeting will focus on CRASE training. The...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Neighborhood Watch Meeting - CRASE training

January 2023 Neighborhood Watch Meeting

This month's Neighborhood Watch Meeting will focus on CRASE training. The meeting will take place on January 24th at 7:00 pm in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant).

The Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event training, also known as CRASE., is c...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

January Adoption Event Crunch Fitness

This is a 2-DAY animal adoption event! Join us on Tuesday, January 24th and Wednesday, January 25th at Crunch Fitness (2008 E 42nd St) from 4PM to 8PM. 

The adoption fee is $27 CASH ONLY.

Stop by and adopt one of the many loving animals looking for...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Human Trafficking Awareness Month - Victim Indicators

Human Trafficking Indicators PSA

Human Trafficking Awareness day was last week, but did you know that the month of January is dedicated to raising awareness about human trafficking? 

During the next few weeks, we will be sharing information on how to identify and prevent this cri...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Ready for Furever Homes!

Up For Adoption Jan 18 2023

There are many sweet animals at the Odessa Animal Shelter that are waiting to be adopted, including these friendly faces.

Many of the animals featured last week are still up for adoption. You can view all of the dogs and cats that are available through our...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Retiring after 27 years - CSU Supervisor Stephanie Bothwell

Bothwell Retirement

The Odessa Police Department would like to congratulate Crime Scene Unit Supervisor Stephanie Bothwell on her retirement.  She has been with the department since 1995.

"I am honored people came to see me off. Honored and humbled beyond measur...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Driving Obstacle Course - Recruits

OPD Driving 2023 Group

Today, our OPD recruits took a very critical test, their driving test which included multiple obstacles.

Five of the recruits are working to become Odessa Police Officers, and three are working to become Midland County Sheriff's Office Deputies.

Th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Theft Investigation

HEBsuspectwoman

On 12-19-22, an unknown female took approximately $421 worth of merchandise from the West HEB and exited the store without making any attempt to pay. 

Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveillance photos is encouraged to contact the ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Human Trafficking Awareness Day 2023

It is estimated that there are 25 million victims of human trafficking throughout the world. It can happen anywhere and victims can be of any age, race, gender, or nationality.

Many are wearing blue today to raise awareness and show support for the victims...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2023

K9 Maximus - Rest in Peace

K9Maximus2023 photo

The Odessa Police Department is mourning the loss of K9 Maximus. Due to medical problems, he has crossed the rainbow bridge. 

K9 Maximus was a dual-purpose narcotics/tactical dog. He started in 2013 and served the Odessa Police Department until la...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Buice Elementary - Showing Appreciation

Buice Elementary LE Appreciation 2023

We received this creative poster from Mrs. Etherton's very talented 4th Grade Class at Buice Elementary! Our OPD officers have enjoyed admiring it.

We want to thank everyone for the support!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

National Law Enforcement Day 2023

January 9th is Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Today, we join in recognizing law enforcement officers that serve on the local, state, and federal levels, and extend our appreciation to them for all they do. 

We want to take a moment to thank the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Saying Goodbye - Detective Mario Baeza

After 27 years, OPD Detective Mario Baeza is officially retired. He has been an important member of the Odessa Police Department since October 1995. He started in Patrol, then worked in Property investigations, Persons investigations, and Homicide investi...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2023

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Pedestrian Safety Tips PSA

1. Never Jaywalk - Always use the crosswalks and intersections whenever possible.

2. Wait for the Crossing Guard - When crossing guards are present, wait for their signal to cross.

3. Don't be Distracted - Unplug earbuds and avoid using your cellph...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Neighborhood Watch Meeting - CRASE training

January 2023 Neighborhood Watch Meeting

This month's Neighborhood Watch Meeting will focus on CRASE training. The meeting will take place on January 24th at 7:00 pm in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant).

The Civilian Response to an Active Shooter Event training, also known as CRASE., is c...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Odessa Animal Shelter - Up for Adoption

Jan 4 Shelter Animals

Want to add a furry friend to your family? There are many animals that are looking for homes at the Odessa Animal Shelter. 

You can see these lovable dogs and cats in person or look on our webpage to see who is available for adoption: https://www....

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Aggravated Robbery Investigation

Robbery Suspect 2

The suspect shown in the surveillance photos was involved in an aggravated robbery that occurred in the 2700 block of JBS Parkway. 

Anyone who recognizes this suspect is encouraged to contact Detective H. Hughes at 432-335-3345 or Odessa Crime Sto...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Caught on Camera

Do you recognize this person? The subject pictured was observed using a stolen debit card at the Lama gas station (County Rd W and 8th) which was taken from an auto burglary committed a few blocks from the gas station one to two hours prior. The subject w...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2022

Caught on Camera - Theft Investigation

Walmart Suspect 2

Does anyone recognize the suspect shown in these surveillance photos? He recently stole approximately $2,359 worth of merchandise from the Walmart located at 2450 NW Loop 338. 

Anyone who recognizes this person is encouraged to contact Detective M...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2022

OPEN POSITION - Animal Control Officer

Animal Control Officer Flyer

Some tasks of an Animal Control Officer include:

- Receiving complains and calls for assistance regarding animals.

- Investigating animal bite/scratch cases.

- Assisting in the humane care and maintenance of animals in the shelter.

- Impounding animals as pre...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Cold Weather Pet Tips

Cold Weather Pet Tips

OPD would like to remind the public to please be mindful of your pets during the extreme cold weather. It is recommended to bring your pets inside when the temperature gets below freezing, but if you must leave them outside, please remember the following:...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Auuja's First Responder Appreciation Luncheon

Ajuuas Lunch 2022

Thank you Ajuua's Restauraunt for serving our local first responders some good Mexican food! Red and green cheese enchiladas, rice, beans, and dessert were on the menu for lunch. Delicious!

We always appreciate your support.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Car Pedestrian Fatality

Keeping You Informed

On December 20, 2022 at approximately 7:03 AM, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the area of Oil Field Dr and North County Road West in reference to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash. Investigation revealed that David Wheatley, 36 was walk...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 1, 2023

Happy New Year from OPD!

New Year 2023

Happy New Year! 

OPD wishes you and your family a great 2023.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2022

Do NOT Drink and Drive!

Dont Drink PSA

OPD officers will be out in full force tonight.

Our message is simple: Don't Drink and Drive.

We want you and your families to have a safe New Year's Eve.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Road Safety Tips

Road Safety Tips

OPD wants to wish you and your family a safe New Years weekend. Here are some road safety tips to keep in mind:

1. KEEP YOUR DISTANCE - Observe a trailing distance of two seconds between your car and the car in front of you. Make sure you can see the rear ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Closed for the Holidays

Animal Shelter Christmas Day Closure 2022

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed on December 23rd, 24th, and 25th for the Christmas Holiday. 

The shelter will re-open on December 27th.

We wish you and your furry friends a Merry Christmas!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2022

Prevent Gun Theft

Lock up your guns

This is a simple reminder to keep your guns locked in a secure location. Storing safely can prevent unauthorized persons from stealing and using your gun.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2022

TOMORROW - Chief's 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament

Chiefs 5th Annual Basketball Tournament

The 5th Annual Youth Basketball Tournament is tomorrow! This is a FREE event for 6th-12th graders. 

This year's basketball tournament will take place at the Permian High School Fieldhouse, located on 1800 East 42nd Street. Registration be...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2022

Auto Theft Prevention Tips

Auto Theft Prevention PSA

As the weather gets colder, many drivers want to "warm up" their vehicle, often leaving their car unattended with the keys in the ignition. Car thieves use this as an opportunity to steal.

- Avoid leaving or hiding spare keys in your vehicle.

- It...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2022

THIS WEDNESDAY - 5th Annual Youth Basketball Tournament

Chiefs 5th Annual Basketball Tournament

The Chief's 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Throwdown is Wednesday, December 28th! This is a FREE event for 6th-12th graders.

This year's basketball tournament will take place at the Permian High School Fieldhouse, located on 1800 East 42nd Stree...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 25, 2022

Merry Christmas from OPD!

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Merry Christmas! 
OPD would like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas. We hope your day is merry and bright! 
We are proud to serve our wonderful community.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2022

Happy Christmas Eve from OPD!

Christmas Eve 2022

Happy Christmas Eve!

From our OPD family to yours, we wish you a joyful Holiday season. 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2022

Chief's 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament

Chiefs 5th Annual Basketball Tournament

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

The 5th Annual Youth Basketball Tournament is on the way! This is a FREE event for 6th-12th graders. 

This year's basketball tournament will take place at the Permian High School Fieldhouse, located on 1800 East 42nd ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2022

Holiday Travel Tips from OPD

Holiday Travel Tips PSA

Here are some Holiday travel tips from OPD that can help keep you and your home safe while you are away:

1.  Never leave clues that you are on vacation such as social media posts.

2. Have a trusted friend or neighbor collect mail, newspapers, packa...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Chief's 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament

Chiefs 5th Annual Basketball Tournament

The 5th Annual Youth Basketball Tournament is on the way! This is a FREE event for 6th-12th graders. 

This year's basketball tournament will take place at the Permian High School Fieldhouse, located on 1800 East 42nd Street. Registration ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Christmas Luncheon

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At OPD, we consider ourselves family. As such, we like to celebrate together during the holidays. 

It was a time of good food, laughter, fun, and most importantly, gathering.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2022

Drive-in Movie Day at Whitaker Head Start

Whitaker Drive in Car

We received this photo from Mrs. Coleman, a teacher at Whitaker Head Start in Odessa. One of her 4-year-old students, with the help of his mother, made an OPD police car for the class "Drive-In Movie Day". That is awesome! Beckham G. is a young ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2022

NOW HIRING - Animal Shelter Technician

Animal Shelter Tech Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter is in need of an Animal Shelter Technician. Some tasks include:
- Providing food, water, and general care for the shelter animals.
- Keeping the shelter clean and disinfected.
- Managing vaccines for animals at the Odessa Animal She...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Caught on Camera - Theft Investigation

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Do you recognize this man? He has stolen multiple cell phones from the displays of two different Verizon stores. 

Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveillance footage is encouraged to contact Ofc. M. Troglin at 432-333-4936 or Odess...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2022

KEEPING YOU INFORMED - Bank "Jugging"

Keeping You Informed

As the holiday season approaches we have historically seen an increase of opportunistic crime. Our officers are hard at work trying to prevent these crimes, but here is our crime prevention tip of the week:
 
Be cautious and aware of your surroundi...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Salvation Army Fundraiser

Chief Gerke Bell Ringing 2022 (1)

It is that time of the year again! Chief Mike Gerke will be ringing the Salvation Army bell at Walmart (4210 JBS Pkwy) on Saturday, December 17th, from 11AM-1PM. 

Donate if you can and lets try to fill the bucket! We will post results sometime aft...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Closed for Lunch

Animal Shelter Friday Closure

Today, Friday, December 16th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed 11:30AM to 1PM. 

The shelter will be open again after 1PM.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2022

Travis Tornado Choir

Travis choir 2022

This morning, the Travis Tornado Choir visited OPD to sing Christmas carols to our officers. The choir's students range from 8-10 years old.

We truly appreciate you stopping by, Travis Tornado choir! The great performance left our officers smiling...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 13, 2022

Hays STEAM Academy Choir

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We want to thank the Hays STEAM Academy Choir for spreading joy and cheer throughout the Odessa Police Department. You are all very talented!

Our OPD officers enjoyed listening to all of the fun Christmas carols, it is difficult choosing a favorite!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2022

5th Annual Basketball Tournament

Chiefs 5th Annual Basketball Tournament

The Chief's 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Throwdown is Wednesday, December 28th! This is a FREE event for 6th-12th graders.

This year's basketball tournament will take place at the Permian High School Fieldhouse, located on 1800 East 42nd Stree...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2022

DEADLINE TOMORROW - 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

OPD Toy Drive 2022

The Odessa Police Department is participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. Citizens can drop off new, unwrapped toys by placing them in the barrels located in front lobby of the Odessa Police Department (205 N. Grant). 

All donations must...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2022

DEADLINE TOMORROW - 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

Shelter Toy Drive 2022 Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter is participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. For every 5 toys donated, you will receive a free microchip OR $10 off the pet adoption fee. 

The deadline to bring new, unwrapped toys is Monday, December 12th.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Catholic Charity Pet Adoption Dec 10

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Saturday, December 10th, at Catholic Charities (2500 Andrews HWY) from 9AM to 2PM.

There is an adoption fee of $27, cash only.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Caught on Camera – Theft Investigation

Gamestop Suspect 1

On 11-23-22 at approximately 2035 hours, an unknown male stole approximately $1,627 worth of merchandise from the GameStop located at 200 Walmart Court. 

Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveillance footage is encouraged to contact ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2022

An Act of Kindness

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Thank you, Deep Well Services, for donating to the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. 

"We have been blessed plentiful and want to give back. Giving to the underprivileged is important." Cam Edel and Abisai Rivera with Deep Well Services sai...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

Shelter Toy Drive 2022 Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter is participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. For every 5 toys donated, you will receive a free microchip OR $10 off the pet adoption fee. 
The deadline to bring new, unwrapped toys is soon! The shelter is accept...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Jackalopes Game Adoption Dec 8

There will be a pet adoption event at the Jackalopes game on Thursday, December 8th, from 6pm to 8pm (or intermission). The adoption fee is $27, cash only.

See you there!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Kidnapping Ransom Scam

Keeping You Informed

Yesterday, the Odessa Police Department responded to two local banks in reference to a possible robbery. In both instances, investigation revealed that a robbery had not occurred but that multiple people had fallen victim to the kidnapping ransom scam.&am...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2022

OPEN POSITION - Odessa Animal Shelter Veterinarian

Veterinarian Flyer 2022

The Odessa Animal Shelter is currently looking for a Veterinarian who will help take care of and treat the animals at the brand-new shelter facility.

You can scan the QR code for the complete job listing, including requirements, or click the link here: htt...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Pepper

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This is Pepper, who is currently at the Odessa Animal Shelter. However, she really wants to be adopted by a family and go to a forever home!

Pepper, like many other loving dogs and cats, are waiting to be adopted. You see which animals are available on thi...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2022

5th Annual Basketball Tournament

Chiefs 5th Annual Basketball Tournament

The Chief's 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Throwdown is Wednesday, December 28th! This event is for 6th-12th graders. 

This year's basketball tournament will take place at the Permian High School Fieldhouse, located on 1800 East 42nd St...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2022

Keep your keys with you!

9 PM Lockup Routine

By following these tips, you can prevent yourself from becoming a victim of car theft:

-Always lock your vehicle and take your keys

-Never leave your car running and unattended

-Park in a well-lit area

-Take valuables with you when you are not in your vehicle...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2022

2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

OPD Toy Drive 2022

The Odessa Police Department is participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. Citizens can drop off new, unwrapped toys by placing them in the barrels located in front lobby of the Odessa Police Department (205 N. Grant). 

All donations must...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2022

A Generous Donation

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This afternoon, the West Texas Warbirds stopped by the Odessa Police Department and the Odessa Animal Shelter with donations for the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive.

Zack Bugg, general manager of the West Texas Warbirds, said that the football team'...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2022

5th Annual Basketball Tournament

Chiefs 5th Annual Basketball Tournament

The Chief's 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Throwdown is Wednesday, December 28th!

This year's basketball tournament will take place at the Permian High School Fieldhouse, located on 1800 East 42nd Street. Registration begins at 7AM and the games...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2022

2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

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Thank you so much to those who were able to donate toys for the Salvation Army Toy Drive. We had a great turnout this morning and we are so happy to say that all of these toys will be going towards our community's children!

We recognize that some may not h...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2022

TOMORROW - PARADE OF LIGHTS

Parade of Lights Safety 2022

This year's Parade of Lights is expected to have the biggest turnout yet. Here is information on lane closures and safety:
- Streets will be blocked off at 4:30pm.
- Lane closures will be located on Grant Avenue at 2nd Street, 8th Street at both Le...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

Shelter Toy Drive 2022 Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter is participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. For every 5 toys donated, you will receive a free microchip OR $10 off the pet adoption fee.
Toys must be new and unwrapped. The shelter is accepting donations until Monday, D...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Christmas Market Adoption 2022

While you're at the Parade of Lights Market, why not take a look at the cute animals that will be there? 

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Saturday, December 3rd, at the Parade of Lights Market, which will be on Texas...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2022

A Single Toy

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It is unfortunate to see that the donation barrels for the Salvation Army's Toy Drive, placed at the front of OPD, have remained nearly empty. 

The Salvation Army gathers and distributes toys to children in our local community to make sur...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2022

TODAY - Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Starbright Village's Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at McKinney Park today, December 1st!

The first program begins at 5:30pm. The Tree Lighting ceremony begins at 6:30pm and will be on live television.

Below are the traffic plans for the ev...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting - Impaired Driving Prevention

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Last night, MCH, MCAC, and OPD spoke about Impaired Driving Prevention. The presentation included two mothers who told their stories. 

Neighborhood Watch is an alliance between the citizens of Odessa and law enforcement. The meetings provide infor...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Christmas Market Adoption 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption EventWhile you're at the Parade of Lights Market, why not take a look at the cute animals that will be there? The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Saturday, December 3rd, at the ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Looking for Furever Homes!

11-30-22 Adoption

The Odessa Animal Shelter has many sweet animals that are waiting to be a part of your family! Honey, Chewy, and Cookie are among the furbabies up for adoption.

You can view all of the dogs and cats that are available through our website:  https:/...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Help our community's children have presents for the Holidays!

OPD Toy Drive 2022

The Odessa Police Department will be participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. Citizens can drop off new, unwrapped toys by placing them in the barrels located in front lobby of the Odessa Police Department. 

All donations must be brough...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Jackalopes Game Adoption

There will be a pet adoption event at the Jackalopes game on Friday, December 2nd, from 6pm to 8pm (or intermission). 

We hope to see you there!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2022

Starbright Village Traffic Plan

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Starbright Village's Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place at McKinney Park on December 1st! That also happens to be National Christmas Lights Day.

The first program begins at 5:30pm. The Tree Lighting ceremony begins at 6:30pm and will be on liv...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Surprise Snacks

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Thank you to Angie's 3 Cs for bringing our officers some delicious goodies! They were very well-received. The treats included fudge, muffin loafs, and more!

We are always grateful to those that support us.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2022

TONIGHT - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

November Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Tuesday, November 29th in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant) at 7:00 pm.

The focus will be on "Impaired Driving Prevention". MCH, MCAC, and OPD will all be giving presentations.

We hope you will join us: h...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2022

TOMORROW - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

November Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Tuesday, November 29th in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant) at 7:00 pm.
The focus will be on "Impaired Driving Prevention". MCH, MCAC, and OPD will all be giving presentations.
We hope you will join us: h...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2022

A Time to be Thankful - Corporal Steve LeSueur

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Corporal Steve LeSueur has been with the Odessa Police Department for 12.5 years. You have probably seen him at our community events!

Cpl. LeSueur says that he is thankful for family, friends, and freedom.

Ham, Potatoes, Casserole, and Banana Cream Pie are ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Career Day

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Cameron Dual Language Elementary School held Career Day this morning, and OPD made sure to attend! 

Students got the opportunity to ask questions and watch various demonstrations. It makes us proud that so many are interested in joining law enforc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

A Special Lunch

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Today, Fuente De Vida Church held a First Responder Luncheon. First Responders could sit down and eat, or take a to-go plate. 

Fuente De Vida Church was also kind enough to bring some boxes to the Odessa Police Department!

Thank you Fuente De Vida ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

November Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Tuesday, November 29th in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant) at 7:00 pm.

The focus will be on "Impaired Driving Prevention". MCH, MCAC, and OPD will all be giving presentations.

We hope you will join us: h...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving from OPD!

Happy Thanksgiving 2022

Happy Thanksgiving from our OPD Family to yours! ???? 

We hope you have a great holiday!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Thanksgiving Closure

Odessa Animal Shelter Thanksgiving Closure (1)

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed from November 24th - 28th for Thanksgiving day and the holiday weekend. 

The shelter will reopen on Tuesday, November 29th.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday Travel Tips PSA

Many of us travel during the Holidays. Here are some Holiday travel tips from OPD that can help keep you and your home safe:

1.  Never leave clues that you are on vacation such as social media posts.

2. Have a trusted friend or neighbor collect mai...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2022

A Time to be Thankful - Sergeant Casey Reed

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Sergeant Casey Reed has been in law enforcement for 22 years, with 19 of those years spent working with the Odessa Police Department. 

When asked what he is thankful for, Sgt. Reed says he is thankful for God, his family, and his service dog, Tex ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2022

TODAY - Odessa Animal Shelter Closed

Nov 19 Shelter Closed

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed on Saturday, November 19th, due to internet and phone security upgrades.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Closed

Nov 19 Shelter Closed

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed on Saturday, November 19th, due to internet and phone security upgrades.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

OPD Toy Drive 2022

The Odessa Police Department will be participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. Citizens can drop off new, unwrapped toys by placing them in the barrels located in front lobby of the Odessa Police Department. 

All donations must be brough...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

TODAY - Pups on the Patio

Pups on the Patio Nov 18

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event TODAY, Friday, November 18th, at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5 pm to 8 pm. The adoption fee is $27, cash only.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

TOMORROW - Pups on the Patio

Pups on the Patio Nov 18

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Friday, November 18th, at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5 pm to 8 pm. The adoption fee is $27, cash only.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Have you visited OPD's Monument?

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The Odessa Peace Officers Memorial Foundation presented this monument, a statue depicting Saint Michael the Archangel with a fallen officer, in honor and memory of the five fallen Odessa Police Department officers:

- Corporal John Scott Gardner

- Corporal A...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Pups on the Patio

Pups on the Patio Nov 18

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Friday, November 18th, at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5 pm to 8 pm. The adoption fee is $27, cash only.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Santa Landing Adoption Event

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a pet adoption event at Music City Mall's annual Santa Landing this Saturday, November 19th! 

The pet adoption event begins at 9 AM at Music City Mall and there is an adoption fee of $27 cash only...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Caught on Camera – Theft of Property

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Do you recognize this person? This suspect stole approximately $22,000 worth of parts from Nationwide Trailers, located at 7901 East IH-20. 

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or knows anything about this investigation is encouraged to contact Det...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Toy Drive

Shelter Toy Drive 2022 Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter is participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. For every 5 toys donated, you will receive a free microchip OR $10 off the pet adoption fee.

Toys must be new and unwrapped. The shelter is accepting donations until Monday, D...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

OPD Toy Drive 2022

The Odessa Police Department will be participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. Citizens can drop off new, unwrapped toys by placing them in the barrels located in front lobby of the Odessa Police Department. 
All donations must be brough...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

November Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Tuesday, November 29th in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant) at 7:00 pm.

The focus will be on "Impaired Driving Prevention". MCH, MCAC, and OPD will all be giving presentations.

We hope you will join us: h...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Caught on Camera – Burglary of a Building

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Do you recognize this person? This suspect burglarized a storage shed located in the 2400 block of Keystone and stole two Kasa cameras.

 Anyone who recognizes this suspect is encouraged to contact Ofc. B. Cordero at 432-335-4615 or Odessa Crime St...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day 2022

Happy Veterans Day! We want to thank all Veterans for their service. 

We're also proud of those here at OPD who have served our country and continue to work hard to protect our community.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

TODAY - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Jackalopes Adoption Nov Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at the Odessa Jackalopes game on Friday, November 11th at the Ector County Coliseum.
The event will be from 6PM to 8PM (or intermission) and there is an adoption fee of $27 CASH ONLY.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

A Kind Gesture

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Today, Caitlyn Bradstreet brought our officers at OPD lots of delicious cookies. 
Thank you, Caitlyn! We will always appreciate the support we receive from our community.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2022

TODAY - Pups on the Patio

Nov. Bubbas Adoption

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Pups on the Patio adoption event on Saturday, November 12th, at Bubba's 33 (6153 E. Hwy 191) from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

TOMORROW - Pups on the Patio

Nov. Bubbas Adoption

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Pups on the Patio adoption event on Saturday, November 12th, at Bubba's 33 (6153 E. Hwy 191) from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

OPD Veterans - Corporal James Kiper

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Meet another one of our veterans, Corporal James Kiper. He has been with the Odessa Police Department for 8 years and spent 6 of those years on the Honor Guard.

Cpl. Kiper served 13 years in the U.S. Army, and was a Military Policeman. He served in Afghani...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Hometown Heroes Breakfast

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St. John’s Episcopal School held its annual "Hometown Heroes Breakfast" this morning. Breakfast, cards, and other goodies were given to our local First Responders.

Thank you for your kindness and support!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2022

TODAY - Odessa Animal Shelter Closed

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed on Saturday, November 12th, due to internet and phone security upgrades. 
The "Pups on the Patio" event will still be held this evening at Bubba's 33 from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Closed

Nov 12 Shelter Closed

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed on Saturday, November 12th, due to internet and phone security upgrades. 

The "Pups on the Patio" event will still be held this Saturday at Bubba's 33 from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Toy Drive

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The Odessa Animal Shelter is participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. For every 5 toys donated, you will receive a free microchip OR $10 off the pet adoption fee.
Toys must be new and unwrapped. The shelter is accepting donations until Monday, D...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2022

A Special Meal

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Diamondback Energy held its Annual "Honor & Serve" luncheon today. The Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang provided delicious food for our first responders. 

The luncheon is a way to show appreciation for those that serve the community. ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

November Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Tuesday, November 29th in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant) at 7:00 pm.
The focus will be on "Impaired Driving Prevention". MCH, MCAC, and OPD will all be giving presentations.
We hope you will join us.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2022

OPD Veterans - Cpl. Michael Hamilton

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We have many veterans at the Odessa Police Department. Among them is Corporal Michael Hamilton, who has worked at OPD for 8 years.

Cpl. M. Hamilton served in the U.S. Army for 6 ½ years. He was on active duty for 5 years and in the National Guard for 1 ½. ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Caught on Camera – Left Without Paying

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Do you recognize this person? This suspect stole a 12-pack of beer and 6-pack of soda from the Stripes located at 1300 East 8th Street. The suspect then exited the store without making any attempt to pay. 

Anyone who recognizes this person is enco...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

OPD Veterans - Corporal Saman Mariwany

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Another veteran that we are very grateful to have working with us is Corporal Saman Mariwany, who has been with the Odessa Police Department for two years.

Cpl. Mariwany served 4 years in the U.S. Army and is currently serving with the Texas National Guard...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

OPD Veterans - Lieutenant Randy Vest

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We have many veterans that help our community. This includes Lieutenant Randy Vest, who has been with the Odessa Police Department for 14 years.

Lieutenant Vest was in the U.S. Army for 10 years. He served in several different positions during that 10 year...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2022

OPD Veterans - Corporal Stephen Lofton

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We're very proud of those who have served our country and continue to protect our community. Corporal Stephen Lofton has worked with the Odessa Police Department for 6 ½ years as an Instructor, Training Officer, and a part of SWAT.

Cpl. Lofton served in th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at the Odessa Jackalopes game on Friday, November 11th at the Ector County Coliseum.
The event will be from 6PM to 8PM (or intermission) and there is an adoption fee of $27 CASH ONLY.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2022

OPD Veterans - Officer Anissa Marquez

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Officer Anissa Marquez has been with the Odessa Police Department for 4.5 years. She is an Animal Control Officer and one of the many veterans that work at OPD. 

Officer Marquez served honorably for 5 years as a Military Police Officer in the U.S....

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

OPD Veterans - Sgt. Yuri Herrera

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Sergeant Yuri Herrera has been with the Odessa Police Department for 8 years. She is among many veterans in the department that have served our country. 
Sgt. Herrera served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years. She fought in Operation Enduring Freedom a...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Pups on the Patio

Nov. Bubbas Adoption

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Pups on the Patio adoption event on Saturday, November 12th, at Bubba's 33 (6153 E. Hwy 191) from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Toy Drive

Shelter Toy Drive 2022 Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter is participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. For every 5 toys donated, you will receive a free microchip OR $10 off the pet adoption fee.
Toys must be new and unwrapped.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Stem Academy Community Fair

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Yesterday, OPD, OFR, and Dispatch were at the Stem Academy Community Fair. There was food, games, and pie-eating contests!
We are always grateful to be invited to these community events. 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Quarterly Service Awards

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Congratulations to OPD Corporals Leslie Goodson and Yolanda Rincon-Medrano! They were awarded for going above and beyond their duties as investigators. 

In addition to the cases they are assigned to investigate daily, Corporals Goodson and Rincon-...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2022

TODAY - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Nov. Circle P Adoption Event

Today, November 5th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at Circle P. Ranch Supply (6200 N. Golder) from 9am to 2pm. The adoption fee is $27 and is cash only.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Nov. Circle P Adoption Event

This Saturday, November 5th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at Circle P. Ranch Supply (6200 N. Golder) from 9am to 2pm. The adoption fee is $27 and is cash only.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

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The Odessa Police Department will be participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. Citizens can drop off new, unwrapped toys by placing them in the barrels located in front lobby of the Odessa Police Department. 
All donations must be brough...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Nov. Circle P Adoption Event

This Saturday, November 5th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at Circle P. Ranch Supply (6200 N. Golder) from 9am to 2pm. The adoption fee is $27 and is cash only. 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2022

30th Anniversary at OPD

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Today makes 30 years for Deputy Chief Robert Doporto at the Odessa Police Department. 
He's worked in Patrol, Narcotics, the K9 Unit, Professional Standards Unit, Street Crimes Unit, and Criminal Investigations. As Deputy Chief, he overse...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Meet Corporal Anthony Martinez

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Corporal Anthony Martinez has been with the Odessa Police Department for three years. 

Corporal A. Martinez became a Police Officer because it was what he always wanted to do since High School. He says that as a Police Officer, you can help people...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

TODAY - Pet Adoption & Fundraiser Event

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Today, November 1st, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event during Jordan's Way and Dog Rescue R Us' fundraiser event.

The adoption event will be at Diamonds Bar (1551 JBS Parkway) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. As always, ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Treats on the Streets

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The Odessa Police Department was among the many businesses that participated in last night's Treats on The Streets. 

There were lots of people dressed up for trick-or-treating. We especially enjoy seeing the cop costumes! 

We look...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

OPD/OFR Trunk-or-Treat 2022

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Yesterday was our annual OPD/OFR Trunk-or-Treat. This year, it took place at the Central Fire Station. It was a day full of fun and many creative costumes.

We had a great turnout. Our officers always enjoy meeting the community that they serve!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween from the Odessa Police Department!

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Here are some safety tips for trick-or-treating:
- Walk on sidewalks, not in the street. Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars and cross only at intersections. If you are driving, make sure to drive slowly and safely. Children are twi...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

So Many Treats!

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Here's last night's Trunk-or-Treat event at Grace Christian Fellowship church. OPD and OFR handed out candy to everyone that attended. We enjoyed seeing all of the awesome costumes!

Thank you Grace Christian Fellowship for inviting us! We...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Sunday Fun at Gooberfest

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Yesterday afternoon, a Trunk-or-Treat called Gooberfest took place at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. 

Father Joe Barbieri at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is a chaplain for the police department and fire department. He says tha...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Special Event for Local Law Enforcement

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Today, the 2022 Axon Roadshow paid a visit to the Odessa Police Department. 

Local law enforcement agencies had the opportunity to watch live demonstrations and interact with the latest technology that would help save lives and improve fighting cr...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Car Pedestrian Crash

On October 27th, 2022, just after 1 am, The Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to a car Pedestrian crash in the 2400 block of W I-20 in the east bound lanes. Evidence and witness statements confirm that a White 2020 International Tr...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Meet Corporal Mathew Ramirez

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Corporal Mathew Ramirez has been with OPD for three years. He became a police officer to help mentor and give guidance to the youth. He also wants to be a positive role model in the community.

Corporal M. Ramirez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.&...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

10 Most Common Toxins

10 Most Common Dog Cat Toxins

We want to remind everyone about some common toxins that can be dangerous to dogs and cats. 
Chocolate and glowsticks, which are very common around Halloween, should not be ingested or chewed on by animals.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2022

12 Strays of Halloween

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Today is the last stray of Halloween. Each day, we opened a new window to reveal a dog or cat that was available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. We updated the photo daily to show which animals were adopted.

The 12h stray of Halloween is Smiley. Smiley is a ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 11th stray of Halloween is Mazzi. She is a male cat who wants to be adopted into a loving fami...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 10th stray of Halloween is Sadie. Sadie is a female lab mix that wants to make her adoptive fa...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2022

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Here are some tips to help keep everyone safe during Halloween:
- Walk on sidewalks, not in the street. Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars and cross only at intersections. If you are driving, make sure to drive slowly and safely. C...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

TOMORROW - Halloween in the Park

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Saturday, October 29th, at Noel Heritage Park (301 W. 5th St.) from 4 pm to 7 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Chance & Friends for Odessa Police Department

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The cute plushies you see in the photos are a part of PetSmart's program, Chance & Friends. For every $5 plush that is bought, $1 is donated to the local community. 

OPD often has these plushies available for free at our various event...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 9th stray of Halloween is Millie. Millie is a female Blue Heeler/Lab mix needing a forever hom...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Caught on Camera - Left Without Paying

Crime fighters, do you recognize this man? The theft suspect was observed stealing over $600 in merchandise from the H-E-B located at 2501 W. University. He threw the stolen goods into the back of a red Ram 1500 truck before taking off. 

If you ha...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Halloween in the Park

Halloween in the Park 2022

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Saturday, October 29th, at Noel Heritage Park (301 W. 5th St.) from 4 pm to 7 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Honoring Officer Steve Nothem #1070

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Service is set for today for Carrollton Police Officer Steve Nothem.

On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, Officer Steve Nothem with the Carrollton Texas Police Department was backing up another officer on a DWI investigation when he was hit by a passing driver. O...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

TODAY - Pups on the Patio

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Thursday, October 27th, at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5 pm to 8 pm.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 8th stray of Halloween is Kitten, a cat looking for a forever home! Kitten wants a best friend...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Halloween Safety

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Concerns about "Rainbow Fentanyl" are circulating on social media.  At this point, the Odessa Police Department has not seen any Rainbow Fentanyl but it always pays to be cautious.

How to make trick-or-treating safe?

Tell children not to ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Meet Sergeant Robert Carruth

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Sergeant Robert Carruth has been with the Odessa Police Department for 21 years. He is currently in OPD's drone unit. 
Sergeant Carruth grew up in Andrews, Texas, and served three years in the Navy. 
Thank you Sergeant Carruth for...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

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We want to thank Safe Place of the Permian Basin and Crisis Center of West Texas for speaking at last night's Neighborhood Watch Meeting.

The topic of this meeting was domestic violence awareness. The presentation covered the different types of ab...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Trunk or Treat at Bubba's 33

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It was a fun day full of games and candy at yesterday's Trunk or Treat at Bubba's 33. We enjoyed seeing everyone's creative costumes!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Caught on Camera - Stolen Vehicle

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Do you recognize this couple? The male subject stole the Music City Mall's groundskeeper's white Dodge Ram pick-up truck and took the groundskeeper's wallet too.

If you have any information, please contact Detective R. Jones at 4...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

TOMORROW - Pups on the Patio

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Thursday, October 27th, at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Training the Next Generation

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Corporal Michael Stewart has been working with the Odessa Police Department for 15 years. He has been teaching the recruits transportation code, crash investigation, and as we saw yesterday, how to direct traffic.

He feels that hands-on training helps recr...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 7th stray of Halloween is Jade. Jade is a female cat that likes long naps and warm blankets. S...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Red Ribbon Week 2022

Corporals LeSueur & Hamilton spoke to students at Harmony Science Academy Odessa and Odessa Christian School about Drug & Alcohol Abuse Awareness, Halloween Safety Reminders, and Anti-Bullying Awareness.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Closed

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed this Wednesday, October 26th, 2022.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

TODAY - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

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This month's neighborhood watch meeting will be on October 25th at 7:00 pm in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant). Crisis Center of West Texas and Safe Place of the Permian Basin will be giving presentations on domestic violence and spreadi...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

TODAY - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Trunk or Treat Adopt 2022

On Tuesday, October 25th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Trunk or Treat adoption event at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5pm to 8pm! 
We hope to see you there!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - $5 Cat Vaccinations

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The Odessa Animal Shelter is holding a holiday special! Until the end of October, cat vaccinations will only be $5. Use this great deal to get your pets up-to-date on their vaccinations. 

Vaccinations are important to keep your furry friends safe ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness

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During October, you will see many of our officers wearing pink badges to spread breast cancer awareness. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Corporal Marshall Williams wears...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.
The 6th stray of Halloween is Tart. What a sweet face! Tart is a male kitten looking for a forever...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

TOMORROW - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

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This month's neighborhood watch meeting will be on October 25th at 7:00 pm in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant). Crisis Center of West Texas and Safe Place of the Permian Basin will be giving presentations on domestic violence and spreading awaren...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Trunk or Treat Adopt 2022

On Tuesday, October 25th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Trunk or Treat adoption event at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5pm to 8pm! 
We hope to see you there!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Closed Oct. 26th

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed this Wednesday, October 26th, 2022.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2022

Red Ribbon Week 2022

Red Ribbon Week 2022

Throughout the week, Corporals LeSueur & Hamilton will speak at several schools on the importance of drug & alcohol abuse awareness.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 5th stray of Halloween is Bambi. Bambi is a male shepherd mix who is looking for a best friend...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness

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Sergeant Tommy Jones is one of the many officers who wear a pink badge to honor those that have been through the tough battle that is breast cancer. 
He agrees that it is important to raise awareness on breast cancer, even past the month of Octobe...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 4th stray of Halloween is Rolo. Rolo is a male shepherd/husky mix who wants to be adopted and ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 3rd stray of Halloween is Pumkin. Isn't that a perfect name for Autumn? Pumkin is a f...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

OPD Father & Son Duo

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It's not every day that you see a family working side-by-side fighting crime! Corporal Joe Galindo Junior (pictured to the right) and his son Corporal Joe Galindo (pictured to the left) are a part of the Odessa Police Department's K9/SWA...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Government and Public Safety Day

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Chief Michael Gerke, Captain John Sikes, Sergeant Tommy Jones, and Corporal Marshall Williams all attended Government and Public Safety Day hosted by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and met with Leadership Odessa to give some insight into OPD. 

The...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

K-9 Randy showed off his skills today!

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Randy is one of our K-9’s here at the Odessa Police Department. He is a Belgian Malinois and was named after Randi Spencer, an Odessa teen, who raised nearly 35-thousand dollars to help the department. K-9 Randy trains every day to keep his crim...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Odessa Police Department - A Special Visit!

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Today, Complex Community Federal Credit Union presented our officers at the Odessa Police Department with lots of goodies. 

We always appreciate the support we get from the community. Thank you Complex Community Federal Credit Union for your gener...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 2nd stray of Halloween is Shirley. She is a female lab mix who wants to be adopted into a lovi...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Odessa Police Department - Drone Demonstration at Career Day

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Today was a special day for students and teachers at IDEA Yukon . At the school's career day, Sergeant R. Carruth demonstrated the drone OPD uses and answered any questions about it.The drone is a very helpful tool when it comes to gathering key ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo. 

The 1st stray of Halloween is Ms. Lilly. She is a female mixed breed who is looking for ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Citizen's Police Academy

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Have you ever wanted to learn more about what the Odessa Police Department does?  Here's your chance to get up close and personal with our officers.  The Citizens Police Academy is a 12-week program designed to give the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Trunk or Treat Adopt 2022

On Tuesday, October 25th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Trunk or Treat adoption event at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5pm to 8pm! 

We hope to see you there!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - All animals need a home

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Samantha says that she has loved cats her whole life. She and Eric decided it was time to get some fur babies, but chose to adopt instead of shop. In Samantha's words, "All animals need a home."

Samantha and Eric both agreed that these t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Caught on Camera - You didn't pay for those!

We are asking our community for help. Do you recognize these two men? They stole several items at the United Supermarket located at 2751 N. County Road West. 

If you have any information, please contact Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and re...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

National Boss's Day

Chief Michael Gerke

Happy National Boss's Day to our amazing leader!  Chief Gerke goes above and beyond for our community, officers and civilian employees here at OPD.  Chief, we know how lucky we are to have you and don't take it for gran...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Caught on Camera - Stealing Cash

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Do you recognize this man? He went behind the counter and stole money from the cash register of Family Dollar.

 If you have any information, please contact Detective T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Prevent a Theft

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A simple reminder from the Odessa Police Department to lock up your guns!  Thieves are watching and waiting.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at McKinney Park (625 W Pool Rd) on Saturday, October 15th, from 1pm to 5pm. The adoption fee is $27 and it is CASH ONLY.

We hope you add a furry friend or two to your family!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Jackalopes Adoption Oct

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at the Odessa Jackalopes game on Saturday, October 15th at the Ector County Coliseum. 
The event will be from 6PM to halftime and there is an adoption fee of $27 CASH ONLY.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Ms. Lilly NEEDS a home!

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Ms. Lilly is still looking for a forever home! She is the sweetest girl you will ever meet and will make a great companion. Will you be the one to adopt her?

Come and meet Ms. Lilly at the Odessa Animal Shelter today. You can also find more information abo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness

Captain Jerry Harvell

Captain Jerry Harvell is also sporting a pink badge this month.  He wears it to honor the wife of an OPD Lieutenant who fought breast cancer. 

Today, we also want to address some of the "Breast Cancer Myths," according to the Na...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Oct

This month's neighborhood watch meeting will be on October 25th at 7:00 pm in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant). Crisis Center of West Texas and Safe Place of the Permian Basin will be giving presentations on domestic violence and spreading awaren...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Emotional Abuse flyer

There are many types of abuse. However, some are less seen than others. Throughout this month, we want to provide more information on domestic violence. 
Remember that help is out there. Scan the QR code for available shelters, financial aid, coun...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Don't forget your keys!

9 PM Lockup Routine

Prevent yourself from becoming a victim of theft. Here are some tips to help keep you safe and reduce the risk of theft:

-Always lock your vehicle and take your keys

-Never leave your car running and unattended

-Park in a well-lit area

-Take valuables with yo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness

Steve LeSueur

Corporal Steve LeSueur is among the Odessa Police Officers sporting a pink badge.  His aunt died from breast cancer and he wears it in her honor.

His mom also fought Thyroid Cancer.  She went through Radioactive Iodine Therapy and fortuna...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - So Cute!

Kitten Halloween 1

This kitten's got her costume ready and is looking for a dress-up buddy!

There are many wonderful animals waiting for you to take them home! Check here to see which dogs and cats are up for adoption:

https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Jackalopes Adoption Oct

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at the Odessa Jackalopes game on Saturday, October 15th at the Ector County Coliseum. 
The event will be from 6PM to halftime and there is an adoption fee of $27 CASH ONLY.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Fall Festival Animal Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at McKinney Park (625 W Pool Rd) on Saturday, October 15th, from 1pm to 5pm. The adoption fee is $27 and it is CASH ONLY.
We hope you add a furry friend or two to your family!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness

Detective Holly Hughes

This month is meaningful for Detective Holly Hughes as well. Her mom is a breast cancer survivor.Her mom’s best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away. That prompted Holly’s mom to get checked out.&am...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

No Typical Victim Flyer

October is a time to spread awareness of domestic violence. As we continue throughout this month, please remember that help is available. 

Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. Remember that you are not alone and that there is support out t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - MJ Needs a First Mate!

MJ Halloween dog

MJ is a female shepherd mix looking for a forever home. She will make a great addition to your family!

 You can see all of the dogs and cats that are up for adoption on this page:

https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoption

 W...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter

Odessa Animal Shelter

Adopt a furry friend today!  Here's a look at animals up for adoption: https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoption

We are always working to encourage people to spay and neuter their pets.  Another way to keep our fu...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Corporal Mike Troglin

You may have noticed that many of our OPD officers are wearing pink badges.  They're doing that in honor of "Breast Cancer Awareness Month."  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer i...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2022

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

The overall objective of "World Mental Health Day" is to raise awareness of mental health issues worldwide and to mobilize efforts to support mental health.

The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Thank You Champion X and Sewell

New Smoker

Two companies pitched in to donate something special for the Odessa Police Department.  This afternoon, Champion X and Sewell presented OPD with this new BBQ smoker.  It will be used at our community events such as OPD's Block P...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Victim Reactions Flyer

As sad as it may be to look at, it's important to shed light on this problem so that those struggling in an abusive situation realize they are being mistreated and seek the help they need. Everyone should be aware of the signs of domestic violenc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Stealing Meat

Meat Suspect

Do you recognize this man?  He was caught on camera taking $357.81 worth of meats from United on E. 42nd.  
 
If you have any information, please contact Detective T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Manny's got his costume ready!

Manny Halloween dog

Manny is looking for a friend who will watch his favorite Broadway shows with him. Will you take this furry gentleman home? 

There are many dogs and cats at the Odessa Animal Shelter waiting to be adopted. Conveniently, you can see which animals a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2022

TONIGHT - National Night Out 2022!

National Night Out 2022

Millions of Americans will take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities tonight from 6-8pm. OPD would like to thank all twenty-one locations in Odessa that will be participating this evening. The Odessa Police Department, Odessa Fire Re...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2022

TODAY - Texas Scholars Agency Fair

Texas Scholar Shelter Flyer

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Texas Scholar Agency fair at Odessa College. The event will be from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be there to talk about what they do and the opportunities for hours that apply to t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event

DVAM Chief Gerke

The Crisis Center of West Texas and Safe Place of the Permian Basin held a special event today acknowledging Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 
Chief Gerke was among the many speakers raising awareness. "If you see something, say something. ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Caught Stealing - Man throws rocks at business

Burglary subject

Once again, we are asking for your help in a case. Crime fighters, can you identify this male subject?

On 9/25/22, a man broke inside a DK on 2700 Andrews HWY by throwing rocks at the glass, and stole a 12 pack of Corona. 

If you have any informati...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Power and Control Wheel 2022

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we will be sharing information on Domestic Violence to spread awareness and help those that may be struggling. 

The Power and Control wheel is a diagram that shows the multiple ta...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Purrfect!

Halloween gray cat

This cute kitty, along with many other dogs and cats, are available for adoption!

 If you're looking to add a fur baby to your family, we hope you'll check at the Odessa Animal Shelter. We've made it easy to look online ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Caught on Camera - You didn't pay for that!

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Crime fighters, we are asking for your help in identifying these two shoplifters.

On 9/6/22 at around 4:00 pm, a man and woman stole a Dewalt radio valued at $325.00 from the Cash America Pawn shop located at 2227 N. County Rd West. 

If you have an...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

TOMORROW - National Night Out!

National Night Out 2022

National Night Out is Tuesday, October 4th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We're so excited to visit your neighborhood's block party!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and partic...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Look at that smile!

Lilly Halloween

Ms. Lilly is still up for adoption! Won't you take this sweet girl home and make her a part of your family? She likes treats and enjoys long walks at the park.

You can see all of the dogs and cats that are available through this convenient webpage...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2022

National Night Out 2022!

National Night Out 2022

National Night Out is Tuesday, October 4th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We're so excited to visit your neighborhood's block party!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and partic...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Cycle of Violence 2022

Today begins Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While it can be a difficult topic, it is important to spread awareness in order to help those that may be affected, and to remind survivors that they are not alone in their struggles. Throughout the month, w...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month - Mario Baeza

Baeza Photo

Detective Mario Baeza has been a part of the Odessa Police Department for 27 years. Currently, he works in OPD's Children's Crime Unit. He is fluent in Spanish and can read and write in it, which makes him a great asset to our department...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

DEADLINE 5PM TODAY - Registrations for National Night Out 2022

National Night Out

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to sign up for this year’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 6-8 pm. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 30th at 5 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month - Felipe Cobos

Cobos Photo

Today we want to introduce you to F.T.O. (Field Training Officer) Corporal Felipe Cobos, who has been working at the Odessa Police Department for nearly 7 years. He also works on OPD's SWAT team!

He says what he loves about the Hispanic culture ar...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Milly is looking for a forever home

Fall Milly

Did you know a cat as early as five-months-old can have kittens? Milly's mom was not spayed and because there was no room for him, he was owner surrendered. This is why it is always important to spay/neuter your pets, so that these innocent furba...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

DEADLINE TOMORROW - Registrations for National Night Out 2022

National Night Out

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to sign up for this year’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 6-8 pm. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 30th at 5 pm.
Click Here to Fill out...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Vehicle Stolen

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We know these images may not be the best quality, however, it hasn't stopped our Crime Fighters in the past from solving cases.  Our detectives are hoping someone knows something about these two people, who are believed to be juveniles, ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Ms. Lilly is ready for fall!

Lilly dog

This is Ms. Lilly, a female mixed breed who is ready to make someone smile as big as she does! 
She and many other adorable dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted. You can see who is available through this web page:
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month - Connie Sims

Connie Photo

Meet Connie Sims, an Analytic Specialist for the Chief's Office who has been working at the Odessa Police Department for 25 years.
As an analyst, Connie creates statistical reports by collecting, analyzing, and presenting data using a variety of s...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Thank You!

Special Delivery

Our officers were all smiles today after being presented gift baskets and goodies from the Ector County Republican Women.  

We are truly grateful for the community support we receive from groups and citizens!  THANK YOU!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2022

TONIGHT - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Adoption Sept 27

Looking for a furry addition to your family? Look no further! The Odessa Animal Shelter is holding an adoption event at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) TONIGHT from 5pm to 8pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month - Sergeant Sam Chavez

Sam Chavez

Sergeant Chavez has been with the Odessa Police Department for 15 years.  Currently, he's a Supervisor with the Patrol Division.
 
"My goal is to lead others in this fight against evil.  Times are tough right now and we must ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Chief Mike Gerke Honored

The City of Odessa believes it's important to recognize people for their hard work and dedication.  Today, City Manager Michael Marrero presented Chief Mike Gerke with a special "Certificate of Recognition" for his 25 years of ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Yadhira photo

Meet Yadhira Lerma, an administrative assistant for our Field Operations Bureau. She has been working at OPD for almost 19 years. She is fluent in Spanish and is always there to help translate!

Yadhira recognizes the strength that Hispanics have when movin...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Keeping You Informed

Keeping You Informed

There are concerns online about a body found in a dumpster.
 
It all started when a 47-year-old woman started digging through a dumpster around 6 am on the 500 block of West 42nd. She told officers about 25 minutes later, a garbage truck came, pick...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

TOMORROW - Local Hero Night 2022

Local Hero Night 2022

Local Hero Night will be held on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, at Chik-fil-A Odessa Town Center (3805 E. 42nd Street) from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 
The community will have a chance to interact with our local first responders! We hope to see you there!...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Cigarette Crime!

Cigarette Suspect

Look closely!  Do you recognize this woman?  OPD needs your help identifying her.

She went to the Walgreens at 1305 W University on 9/6/22, got behind the counter and stole several cartons of cigarettes.  That&rsquo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Adoption Event

Join us for our next Adoption Event taking place this Sunday, September 25th. 
10 am to 1 pm
Crunch Fitness - 2008 E. 42nd
CASH ONLY - $27

Stop by and adopt one of the many loving animals looking for a forever home!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Cordero Swat

Today, we're showcasing Detective Brian Cordero who's been working for OPD for almost seven years.
Detective Cordero is fluent in Spanish which is a skill that is beneficial in our community! Spanish was his first language, so he knows fi...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter September Shot Clinic

Shot Clinic

The Odessa Animal Shelter (910 W. 42nd) will be holding their September Shot Clinic in the West parking lot on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Remember that it is CASH ONLY and DRIVE-THROUGH ONLY.

Make sure that your furry friends are u...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Donny Swat

Hispanic Heritage Month
 
Today, we want to introduce you to Detective Donny Rocha who has been working at the Odessa Police Department for almost 10 years. 
 
He has spent the last five years working as a Homicide Detective. It can...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Sgt Vallejo photo

This week, we want to highlight Sergeant Eddie Vallejo who has been working at the Odessa Police Department for almost 30 years.

Sgt. Vallejo is proud of his Hispanic roots. He believes everyone should celebrate and be proud of their heritage!

He is fluent ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Odessa - Howdy Y'all!

Odessa Mural 1

As our OPD officers patrol the streets, it's always nice to see wonderful, new things going up in our city.  Here's a look at a new mural not far from the Odessa Police Department.  The beautiful artwork is located on L...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Fatal Head-On Crash

Fatal Crash

On September 21, 2022, at around 7:06 am, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue were dispatched to a major accident on the North Service Road at the 8200 block of I-20.

The investigation revealed that a white 2012 Ford F-250 was heading eastbound on the Nor...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Adoption Event

Join us for our next Adoption Event taking place this Sunday, September 25th.

10 am to 1 pm

Crunch Fitness - 2008 E. 42nd

CASH ONLY - $27

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

A Special Visit and Kind Words!

Target group

Today, Target Asset Protection stopped by the Odessa Police Department and presented our officers with goodies and a lovely sign expressing their gratitude. 
We always appreciate the outstanding support from the community! Thank you Target of Odes...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

TONIGHT - Neighborhood Watch Meeting!

Neighborhood Watch Sept 2022

The Odessa Police Department will hold a Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th, in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant), beginning at 7 pm.
 
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a simple neighbor-helping-neighbor program that has assisted...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - SEPTEMBER SHOT CLINIC!

Shot Clinic

Pets are a part of the family, so keep them safe and healthy! The September Shot Clinic will be held at the Odessa Animal Shelter (910 W. 42nd) in the West parking lot on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Remember that it is CASH ONLY and...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Helping an Officer Fighting Cancer

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The owners of Vagabond Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stopped by the Odessa Police Department this morning. Josh Olliff and Ruben Hernandez presented Corporal Michael Troglin with a $2500 check.

Recently, they held a fundraiser at their gym for Corporal Troglin who&a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Local Hero Night 2022

Local Hero Night 2022

Local Hero Night will be held on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, at Chik-fil-A Odessa Town Center (3805 E. 42nd Street) from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 
The community will have a chance to interact with our local first responders!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

TOMORROW - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Sept 2022

The Odessa Police Department will hold a Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th, in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant), beginning at 7 pm.
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a simple neighbor-helping-neighbor program that has assisted in reduci...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Hey, you didn't pay for those Ribs!!!!

Meat Suspect

OPD needs your help identifying this man who was caught on camera stealing several slabs of ribs.  He left without paying for them.  The incident happened on 8/29/2022 at United Supermarkets at 1350 E. 8th Street.
If you have any informat...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Do you have any information?

Suspect

On 9/10/2022 officers responded to the area of Bruce Ave and Fitch Ave in reference to an auto burglary call. The investigation revealed that this person had broken into one vehicle and had attempted to break into several more.

He's described as a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Vaccination and Microchip Clinic

Fix West Texas

Pets in need pay what you can!

A vaccination and microchip clinic will be held Sunday, September 18th at Sherwood Park from 9 am - 11 am.  It is being hosted by Fix West Texas.

For more information go to www.fixwesttexas.org.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

TOMORROW - OPD Impact Party

Impact Party 2022

The Impact Party is on Saturday, September 17th, at American Legion (2701 E. 8th St.)! The event will be from 10 am to 2 pm. 
We hope to see you all out there!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

TOMORROW - OPD Impact Party Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Impact Party Adopt 2022

The Odessa Animal Shelter is holding an adoption event at the Impact Party!  There is a $27 fee to adopt, cash ONLY. 
The Impact Party is on Saturday, September 17th, at American Legion (2701 E. 8th St.) from 10 am to 2 pm. 
We ho...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Take us home!

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Many adorable animals are waiting for you to add them to your family! Stop by the Odessa Animal Shelter to adopt one of these fur babies. You can also see who is available online through the web page:
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - All Animals Need Love

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Odessa Animal Shelter - All Animals Need Love
Unfortunately, many stray animals struggle with survival and must fend for themselves. While we do not know what happened to this precious cat and why the animal has scratches on its nose, we are grateful that ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Robert Doporto

We begin by highlighting Deputy Chief Robert Doporto.  D.C. Doporto has worked for OPD for almost 30 years. He is one of the kindest people you'll ever meet and has a great sense of humor. He also believes strongly in giving back to our ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Missing Person

Patrick Anderson

Patrick Anderson, 43, hasn't been seen by his loved ones since August 21, 2022.  The car he was in was located by his wife at 4000 Tanglewood five days later.
If you have any information, please contact Detective J. Santana at 432-335-334...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adopt Me!

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The Odessa Animal Shelter has many adorable animals waiting to be adopted! For your convenience, you can see who is available through this web page:
As always, we want to remind you to spay/neuter yo...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

OPD Impact Party - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Impact Party Adopt 2022

The Odessa Animal Shelter is holding an adoption event at the Impact Party!  There is a $27 fee to adopt, cash ONLY. 
The Impact Party is on Saturday, September 17th, at American Legion (2701 E. 8th St.) from 10 am to 2 pm. We hope to see...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Showing Appreciation

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Letters of appreciation were dropped off over the weekend for our officers.  Chere Tone, a Culinary Arts Teacher at New Tech Odessa/Advanced Technical Center, made that special delivery.
Her students wrote thank you letters, thanking OPD officers ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

OPD Honor Guard making us proud once again!

dallasphoto

They were among the law enforcement officials who took part in a special ceremony at the Dallas Cowboys first game. The stadium was packed with fans and the field during the incredible event with officers who work hard to serve and protect in their commun...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Sept 2022

The Odessa Police Department will hold a Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th, in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant), beginning at 7 pm.
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a simple neighbor-helping-neighbor program that has assisted in reduci...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Take Me Home!

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Looking for a furry friend? The Odessa Animal Shelter has many animals that want to go home with you! To see who is available, take a look at this web page:
As always, we want to remind you to spay/n...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Remembering Corporal Abel Marquez

Abel Marquez Wreath-Laying Ceremony

The Odessa Police Department honored the 15th Anniversary of a fallen officer.  A wreath-laying ceremony took place at sunrise to pay tribute to Corporal Abel Marquez.  

The 32-year-old officer was involved in the same incident that kille...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Too Cute!

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There are so many wonderful animals wanting a forever home! We've made it easier than ever to see which of those furry friends are available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. Check out this web page: 
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Caught on Camera

Theft Suspect

Do you recognize this woman?  She was involved in a theft at 3210 W. 16th (Stripes) and went behind the counter to steal cash. 

If you have any information about this case, please contact Detective T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crim...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter – 10 Most Common Toxins

10 Most Common Dog Cat Toxins

To help keep your pets safe, here are some common toxins that can be dangerous to dogs and cats.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

A Special Morning Assembly by Blanton Elementary School

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This morning, Blanton Elementary - ECISD held an assembly to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance, as well as honor our First Responders. Students and teachers wanted to show their appreciation towards the heroes that help keep...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2022

TOMORROW - Remembering Corporal Abel Marquez

Wreath Laying Ceremony Marquez 2022

On Monday, September 12th, 2022, at sunrise, the Odessa Police Department will be paying tribute to fallen officer, Corporal Abel Marquez. 

This year marks the 15th anniversary of his passing. He died shortly after responding to a domestic violenc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

TOMORROW - The 2nd Annual “Never Forgotten: The 21st Anniversary of 9-11”

_Never Forgotten_

On Saturday, September 10th, 2022, at 8:46 am (signifies the minute Tower 1 of the World Trade Center was struck). We hope you will join us for this special event. 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Take me home!

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The Odessa Animal Shelter has many adorable animals that are looking for a forever home! If you are wanting to adopt a fur baby, come visit the Odessa Animal Shelter. Conveniently, you can also look online for available animals:
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Catholic Charity Sept. 10th

The Odessa Animal Shelter’s next adoption event is taking place on Saturday, September 10th, at Catholic Charities (2500 Andrews Highway), from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be an adoption fee of $27 and only cash will be accepted.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Special Visit from First Love Outreach Church

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A big thank you to First Love Outreach Church that provided our OPD officers and detectives with goodies and also led a prayer.
We appreciate your continued love and support for law enforcement!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Meet Stormy!

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The Odessa Animal Shelter has many animals that are waiting for a home, including Stormy! If you're looking for a furry friend to add to your family, check out the Odessa Animal Shelter. You can look online for available animals: 
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Fallen Heroes Remembered

Fallen Heroes Remembered

Today, was an emotional day at the Odessa Police Department as two fallen heroes were remembered at sunrise.  A wreath-laying ceremony took place early this morning on the 15th Anniversary of their deaths.

Corporal Arlie Jones and Corporal Scott G...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

OPD Impact Party

Impact Party 2022

The Impact Party is on Saturday, September 17th, at American Legion (2701 E. 8th St.)! The event will be from 10 am to 2 pm. We hope to see you all out there!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Caught on Camera

Suspect

Can you help OPD Detectives identify this man?  He was involved in a theft of more than $1000 of meat from HEB (west).
If you have any information, please contact Detective T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

TOMORROW - Remembering Corporal Jones & Corporal Gardner

Wreath Laying Ceremony Jones Gardner 2022

On Thursday, September 8th, 2022, at sunrise, the Odessa Police Department will be paying respects to two fallen officers: Corporal Arlie Jones and Corporal Scott Gardner.
On that day back in 2007, Cpl. Jones and Cpl. Gardner were killed in the line of dut...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Traffic Safety in School Zones

Traffic Safety School Zone 2022

With school back in session, we want to give everyone some simple reminders when driving in school zones. These rules help keep children, teachers, and parents, safe. 

The few seconds it takes to slow down in a school zone could save a life.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Thank you La Margarita Mexican Food

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Lots of food and fun at the 6th Annual First Responders Appreciation Breakfast held at the La Margarita Fairgrounds.
We are so thankful to Trina Morales and her staff!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Remembering Corporal Jones & Corporal Gardner

Wreath Laying Ceremony Jones Gardner 2022

On Thursday, September 8th, 2022, at sunrise, the Odessa Police Department will be paying respects to two fallen officers: Corporal Arlie Jones and Corporal Scott Gardner.

On that day back in 2007, Cpl. Jones and Cpl. Gardner were killed in the line of dut...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Do you recognize this woman?

Walgreens shoplifter

She was caught on camera shoplifting from Walgreens on two different occasions.  

If you have any information, please contact Detective T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference cases #22-0013596 and #22-0013...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Dangerous Counterfeit M30 Pills

M30 Pills

BEWARE - Counterfeit pills are fake medications that have different ingredients than the actual medication. They may contain lethal amounts of fentanyl or methamphetamine and are extremely dangerous because they often appear identical to legitimate prescr...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Power Outages & Traffic Signals

Traffic Signal PSA 2022

Bad weather can cause power to go out, which in turn can stop traffic lights from working. OPD urges everyone to take extra precautions when that happens.

Some simple reminders to keep you safe on those roadways!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

TOMORROW - First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

Appreciation Breakfast

We are always so grateful to La Margarita Mexican Restaurant for this special event for law enforcement and first responders!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

TOMORROW - First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

Appreciation Breakfast

We are always so grateful to La Margarita Mexican Restaurant for this special event for law enforcement and first responders!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

The 2nd Annual “Never Forgotten: The 21st Anniversary of 9-11” – Remembering those whose lives were

_Never Forgotten_

On Saturday, September 10th, 2022, at 8:46 am (signifies the minute Tower 1 of the World Trade Center was struck). We hope you will join us for this special event.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter – Adoption Event

Catholic Charity Sept. 10th

The Odessa Animal Shelter’s next adoption event is taking place on Saturday, September 10th, at Catholic Charities (2500 Andrews Highway), from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be an adoption fee of $27 and only cash will be accepted.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Odessa Police Academy's 24th Session Graduation

24th Academy Graduates

Deputy James H. Chilcoat: Deputy Chilcoat is 28 years of age and was born and raised in Midland, Texas. He graduated from Midland High School in Midland, Texas. Deputy Chilcoat began his career with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office on August 30, 2013, ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Fatal Crash

Steven Ramos

08/23/2022 at approximately 10:51 pm, the Odessa Police Department responded to a major crash at S. Grant and Monahans.The initial investigation revealed that a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on S. Grant. The motorcycle was drive...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Making a Difference

David Morgan

We always enjoy getting good and positive feedback regarding our officers. Odessa resident, April Wright, sent us a message raving about Corporal David Morgan.  She says he was so helpful and kind! Corporal Morgan helped her get her grandma&a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - SEPTEMBER SHOT CLINIC

Animal Shot Clinic

Pets are a part of the family, so keep them safe and healthy! The September Shot Clinic will be held at the Odessa Animal Shelter (910 W. 42nd) in the West parking lot on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Remember that it is CASH ONLY and...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

Appreciation Breakfast

We are always so grateful to La Margarita Mexican Restaurant for this special event for law enforcement and first responders!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter

Mustang

Meet Mustang!  He's one of the cats and dogs up for adoption at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  We've made it easier than ever to see which animals are there.  Check out this web page:  https://www.odessa-...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

National Night Out 2022

National Night Out

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to sign up for this year’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 6-8pm. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 30th at 5pm.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

National Night Out - Accepting Registrations

National Night Out

Now Accepting Registrations for National Night Out 2022

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to sign up for this year’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 6-8pm. The deadline to sign up is...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2022

OPD arrested 18 people at Jaguars

The Odessa Police Department arrested 18 people at Jaguars Night Club on July 10th during a permit inspection.  Officers determined the business was actively involved in sexually oriented activity.  Management there had been notified mul...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Gas Theft

Keeping you informed

At approximately 1:30 am, the Odessa Police Department responded to a gas theft in progress at the Kent Kwik located at 912 North County Road West. Officers detained two people who were illegally obtaining gas by tampering with the fuel pump.In this incid...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

#DriveSoberNoRegrets

Don't drink and drive

A simple reminder:  Don't drink and drive!  #EndTheStreakTX 

Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2022

New Officer Joel Contreras Jr.

Joel Contreras Jr.

Joel is 23 years old and was born and raised in the Basin. He graduated from Midland Christian High School.  The August 31st mass shooting prompted him to get into law enforcement.
Joel has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology with...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Robbery Homicide Detective - Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, we’re highlighting Corporal Donny Rocha who is an OPD Robbery Homicide Detective.  He’s been at the department for almost 10 years and was raised in Odessa.
Rocha says the hardest thing about his job is breaking the news...
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Police Department Press Releases