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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Trash Service

When things are running smoothly, our whole fleet consists of 27 trucks out in the field.  However, on Monday we only had nine garbage trucks in service. The good news, we now have 15 trucks working.
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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Emergency Closure Notice

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1100 Block of South Washington Street
 Atmos Energy will be repairing a gas main line. Work is expected to take up to 1 week to complete. 
Citizens are asked to follow all traffic control devices, use alternate routes, and expect delays w...
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Posted on: February 29, 2024

Missing Person Update

Christian Butler

Butler has been located. OPD would like to thank the public for their assistance with this investigation.Original Summary: The Odessa Police Department is searching for 49-year-old Christian Butler, who was last seen in the 1000 block of W. 22nd St. He is...

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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Update - Warner Safely Located

Alyzabeth Warner

Update - Warner has been safely located. OPD would like to thank the public for their assistance with this investigation.Original Summary: The Odessa Police Department is currently searching for 14-year-old Alyzabeth Warner. She was last seen at Permian H...

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Posted on: February 27, 2024

Odessa Sports Complex - Soft Groundbreaking

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Numerous local leaders and citizens were on hand for a “Soft Groundbreaking” ceremony. This marks the official start of building the Odessa Sports Complex. Those involved say it’s been years in the making and that it can&...
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Posted on: February 26, 2024

OPD Neighborhood Watch Meeting

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Join OPD for the next Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, February 27th at 7pm in the OPD Classroom. The meeting will cover Crime Prevention techniques and basic crime prevention strategies such as home security measures, neighborhood patrol techniques...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

No Parking Zones

No Parking Zones

The Odessa Police Department has recently received several complaints and investigated several crashes involving illegal parking in school zones.  OPD would like to remind the public that it is illegal to stop, stand, or park a vehicle o...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Behind the Headset

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From delivering babies to fires to shootings and all sorts of emergencies, 911 Dispatchers in the Public Safety Communications Department never know what kind of calls they'll be fielding.

"I used to work in home healthcare and have always lo...
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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Mayor Javier Joven releases statement on Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats coming to Odessa

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A new and brighter future in Odessa, Texas begins today with the exciting announcement that Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats will be located in the city. A new 100,000-square-foot facility will be built south of US Highway 191 along with Tracker Boats, al...
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Posted on: January 11, 2024

Odessa Mayor and City Council Funding Free Diabetes Clinic

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They unanimously voted to designate $500,000 in ARPA funds (federal funds) for a FREE Diabetes clinic.

“Some patients can’t even afford those low-cost clinics,” said Russell Tippin, Medical Center Health System President/CEO.

“One of the things that makes m...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Odessa Police Academy 26th Session Graduation & Swearing-In Ceremony

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Today, her dream became a reality. Her grandfather, who has now passed away, was a police officer. The Odessa native became a young mom, so she put her career on hold.

“It’s never too late! This is the best day of my life,” sa...
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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Continuing a Legacy

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A third-generation officer! Ethan McKown just graduated from the Odessa Police Department’s Academy last week and started fieldwork today. 
Ethan's grandfather, Jim, worked at OPD for many years. Jim retired in 1994. His father,...
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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Repairing the Community

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She married her high school sweetheart at 18. Soon after she got married, Leanna's husband joined the Army.

"The first time he was deployed, I was in a new state with no family and a 6-month-old little girl. It was hard. I got through it know...
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Posted on: February 23, 2024 | Last Modified on: December 18, 2020

Uniting Hearts and Operations

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His family is what grounds him. He has four boys and a little girl. Mayo and his wife adopted an 11-year-old from a difficult situation.

"I'm thankful she came into our lives; it felt like our family was complete. My boys are protective of he...
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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Reckless 20 Initiative

Reckless Driving Flyer

OPD would like to remind the public that traveling in excess of 20 miles over the posted speed limit in Odessa is considered Reckless Driving and is a Class B Misdemeanor. Doing so can result in being arrested, losing your driver’s license, and seeing an ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Victim Identified in Deadly Motorcycle Crash

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We now know the name of the man who lost his life in a motorcycle crash yesterday. He’s been identified as 32-year-old Manuel Luera.On 2-21-24 at approximately 3:59p m, OPD responded to 8th St. and Tower Dr. in reference to a major crash involvi...

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Posted on: January 25, 2024

Solid Waste Holiday Trash Schedule 2024

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Check out the Solid Waste Holiday Trash Schedule for 2024!

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