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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Update - Fatal Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash

Update

Keeping You Informed:  The pedestrian who died in this weekend’s vehicle-pedestrian crash has been identified as 24-year-old Tristin John Dugas of Louisiana.
 
Original: On August 13th 2022 at approximately 10 pm, Odessa Police a...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Do you recognize this thief?

HEB Thief

Crime fighters, today we’re highlighting this man.  We’re hoping someone can identify him and notify our detective on the case.

He was spotted stealing items from the HEB at 3801 E. 42nd on July 9th.  If you have any information, please c...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Thank You

Thank You

Just a simple THANK YOU to all of our friends on Facebook.  Today, we hit 46K followers.  

Chief Michael Gerke and the Odessa Police Department believe in being innovative and forward-thinking in all areas of law enforcement including whe...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Adoption Event

Details:  Saturday, Aug. 13th

11 am - 4 pm

Petco - 6209 TX-191

Petco and Dog Rescue R Us are teaming up with us.  

We always want to remind folks to spay and neuter their pets as well as vaccinate them.  It takes all of us working t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Firearms Test - All Passed!

24th Academy

Congratulations to the recruits of the Odessa Police Department's 24th Academy.  All of them passed their firearms test today.  OPD's Recruits are now one step closer to becoming officers!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Church Concern

Church Concern

Download the Odessa Police Department App. We'll send you a push notification with the latest alerts.At around 12:30 pm, OPD received a call for threats that were made to Connection Christian Church (4200 block of Tanglewood). Some noticed a poli...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Range Master - Sergeant Carlos Chavez

Carlos Chavez

As of August 1st, Sergeant Carlos Chavez is starting his 35th year with the Odessa Police Department. Congratulations!To learn more about him, here’s a video we did a while back: https://fb.watch/eQQA7w392C/We have numerous OPD officers...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Coffee with a Cop

Robert Doporto

Thank you to all of those who stopped by to get to know our officers this morning! Also, a big thank you to Kent Kwik.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Age is but a number! - Sergeant John Langs

John Langs

OPD often gets asked if there's an age limit to becoming a police officer. At the Odessa Police Department, the answer is "NO!" 

Sergeant John Langs is a great example. He served in the military for two decades before joining th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

OPD's Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Download the "Odessa Police Department" app for the latest news.  We also have a "Community" section on there with information on our Community Events.

OPD has a lot of great events coming up and we hope you'll join us...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Meet Officer Jody Baer - Veteran

Jody Baer

Officer Baer has been with OPD for two years.  He also has a military background and served in the Army.

"I was born and raised in Odessa and became an officer to help and serve the community I grew up in. The best part of being an officer is...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Forensic Anthropology and the Recovery of Human Remains

Tommy Jones

Law enforcement officials from across our state are at OPD's New Training Facility to take part in an important course.  It's being taught by Dr. Mari Isla of Texas Tech University.The course is focused on Forensic Anthropology ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Animal Shot Clinic

Animal Shot Clinic

The date has been set for our next animal shot clinic.  Please mark your calendar for Sept. 24th from 10 am - 1 pm.  It will take place at the Odessa Animal Shelter and be a drive-through clinic ONLY.

Vaccinations are critical in keeping ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

OPD Needs Your Help - Thefts

Theft Suspect

The Odessa Police Department needs your help identifying these two people.  They were involved in some local thefts.
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: August 8, 2022

Employee of the Year Nomination - Detective Houston Golden

Detective Golden

Today, Odessa City Manager Michael Marrero stopped by the Odessa Police Department to give Detective Golden a certificate of his nomination and explain why he received this honor.  Detective Golden was shocked, to say the least!

Another detective ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Juvenile Records in Texas

Juvenile Records in Texas

The Odessa Police Department is always working on "Keeping You Informed" and being transparent.  There are laws regarding juvenile records in Texas which is why they can't be released to the media or public.  Here&...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - Thursday!

Coffee with a Cop

Please come by and chat with officers at our next "Coffee with a Cop."  It's this Thursday!Join OPD:August 11, 20227-9 amKent Kwik - 4350 NE Loop 338

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Two Juveniles Arrested

Sherwood Park

The Odessa Police Department has arrested two juveniles for the shooting that occurred at Sherwood Park on July 29, 2022.  
 
The 16-year-olds face these charges:  
Aggravated Robbery, a First Degree Felony
Deadly Conduct, a Third D...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Officer Alejandro Reyes

Alejandro Reyes

Happy Friday friends!  Today, we're introducing you to Officer Reyes.  He's been with OPD for two and a half years.  He grew up right here in Odessa.

 "I joined OPD because it afforded me an opport...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - Next Week

Coffee with a Cop

It will be here before you know it!  Please come by and chat with officers at our next "Coffee with a Cop."  Join OPD:August 11, 20227-9 amKent Kwik - 4350 NE Loop 338

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Officer Tyler Thelen - Veteran

Officer Tyler Thelen

Today, we're highlighting Officer Thelen.  He's been with OPD for three years.

"Being a police officer is important to me because of the service it requires. Being there for the community has always been a part of me, since ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Caught on Camera - Forgery

Forgery Suspect

Crime fighters we need your help once again.  Do you recognize this man?  On 6/10/2022 at approximately 4:47 pm, OPD was dispatched to 601 N County Rd West in reference to a fraud. A man was at Mr. Payroll trying to cash a forged check.

I...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Vehicle Thefts & Auto Burglaries

Vehicle Thefts

In approximately 70% of crimes involving vehicle thefts and auto burglaries, the vehicle doors were left unlocked.  -OPD Detectives

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Helping a Hero - Battling Cancer

Mike Troglin

"In this family, no one fights alone"

It is a difficult time for one of our officers.  Corporal Mike Troglin is fighting brain and lung cancer, stage 4.  So, we have united in an effort to help with medical expenses.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Quesadilla

Quesadilla

A cute dog with a cute name!  Yes, she's up for adoption at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  We hope you'll stop by if you're looking for a furry friend.

A construction reminder:  The main parking lot is clo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Hard at Work!

Corporal Vavoa

Today, we want to highlight Corporal Kaaiako Vavao!  We caught him in one of his workouts.  He has instructed our last three FREE Self-Defense Courses and gives some great advice on how to better protect yourself.

Thank you Corporal Vavao...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

DOGust 1st

Animals

Pet owners who adopted a dog from a shelter or rescue organization but don’t know their furry friend’s birthday now have a solution: DOGust 1st.Dogust occurs each year on August 1st. It is a nationwide celebration for dogs whose birthd...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - Mark Your Calendar

Coffee with a Cop

Join OPD:

August 11, 2022

7-9 am

Kent Kwik - 4350 NE Loop 338

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Caught on Camera

Suspect

We're asking our crime fighters to help us once again track down these two people.

On 07/14/2022 and 07/18/2022, the pictured subjects targeted multiple McDonald's locations and proceeded behind the counter stealing cash out of the regist...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash

Some of officers spent Saturday afternoon at Music City Mall's Back to School Bash.  

We always love getting questions from youngsters about law enforcement!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Update

Update

Download the Odessa Police Department App to get notified of the latest alerts.Update: Three juvenile victims were standing outside east of the pool fence line inside Sherwood Park. The suspects fired three shots at the victims. The victims ran around the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Parking

Odessa Animal Shelter

Due to construction, if you're coming to the Odessa Animal Shelter you will now have to park in the west parking lot. The front parking lot will not be accessible for the time being.  
 
Here's another look at our new ani...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Tomorrow is OPD's big Block Party! We hope you're coming.Here's a look at other events coming up in the near future.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Cookie Monsters

Cookies for our officers

It's always nice to catch our officers having some fun!
A big THANK YOU to Sedona Ranch Apartments (Olympus Property) employees for dropping off cookies today.  
They wanted to show the Odessa Police Department their appreciation. &nb...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Caught on Camera - Theft

Theft Suspect

On 6-5-2022 at approximately 10:16 PM, a theft occurred involving the pictured subject from HEB (West) located at 2501 W University. If you have any information leading to the identity of the subject pictured, please contact Detective T. Yelley a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Self-Defense Course

OPD Self-Defense Course

Learn to defend yourself in dangerous situations!  

Our next Self-Defense Course is scheduled for Monday, August 1st from 4 pm - 8 pm at 210 N. Lincoln Avenue (New Police Training Facility).  You can RSVP a spot by contacting PR Manager M...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Thank you Barracuda Downhole

Barracuda Downtown

A big thank you to the folks at Barracuda Downhole who donated their time to feed our officers.  We are so appreciative!

The hamburger and hot dogs were a big hit!  Thank you, thank you.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Watermelon

Watermelon

Meet precious Watermelon!  She's looking for a forever home.  You can check out all of our animals up for adoption on our new web page:  https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoption...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting - CRASE Training

CRASE Training

About 45 people showed up to take part in the "Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events."  If you missed out, don't worry we'll be offering it to the public again in the near future.  

In the meantime, numero...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Congratulations Sergeant Justin Caid

Justin Caid

We are so proud of Sergeant Caid.  He's been nominated for the CLEAT "Officer of the Year Award."

CLEAT is the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, a police labor organization.  The winner will be announced in...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Stanley

Stanley the dog

Today, we're featuring Stanley, a Heeler mix.  Remember, we have now made it easier than ever to look at animals up for adoption.  Check out our new web page: https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoption...

We want t...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

OPD's New Drone Program

New Drone Program

A special video will be released tonight at 8 pm on OPD's new drone program.  You will hear from OPD Chief Michael Gerke and OFR Chief John Alvarez.  

They will talk about the benefits of this program as well as address privacy c...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Topy

Topy

Topy is one of the cute animals up for adoption at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  He is a male pit mix.

You can always get an overview here: https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoption.

This month, more than ever we are in need of YOUR h...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Children's Literacy and Reading Festival

Fair

We had a great time at this informative fair over the weekend.  It was sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Odessa.  There were reading and literacy activities for the whole family! 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Detective Yolie Medrano

Yolie Medrano

Today, we're highlighting Detective Medrano.  You may see her on the news tonight, giving tips on how to prevent from becoming a victim of porch pirates.  

She's also been very involved in planning for OPD's Blo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Tostada

Tostada

You should consider "Tostada." Look at that smile!We've been asked who names the dogs at the Odessa Animal Shelter? It's actually the staff. Feel free to give them suggestions.Pets up for adoptions:  https://www.odessa...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Helping Future Officers

Academy Instructors

Meet two of our officers who are helping with the recruits in the Odessa Police Academy.  They are Corporal Pricilla Hughes and Sergeant Yuri Herrera.  They gave us a perspective on helping the next generation of officers.

"My goal i...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

OPD's Block Party - Next Weekend

OPD's Block Party

The Odessa Police Department's Block Party will be held next Saturday, July 30th from 10 am - 2 pm at South Side Ball Park.The first 600 kids get a special backpack with goodies. There will also be other giveaways, food and games.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Animal Shelter Event

A battle between the Odessa Animal Shelter and Circle P.  Which one can get the most animals adopted?

We hope you will stop by either location this Saturday between 9 am - 2 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

New "Pets Available for Adoption" Web Page

Adoptable Animals

The Odessa Animal Shelter has launched a new web page on the Odessa Police Department's website making it easier to see animals at the shelter up for adoption.  Special software made this possible.  You will find the animal's breed, appr...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - A Success

Coffee with a Cop

What a great event today!  People of all ages turned out for "Coffee with a Cop" which was held at Whataburger on E. 42nd.  In fact, we met two youngsters who want to be police officers when they grow up.
If you missed out, we h...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Coffee with a Cop

OPD mug and tumbler

We hope by now, you know about our "Coffee with a Cop" event taking place tomorrow morning at Whataburger.  Every hour (from 6 - 9 am), we'll be giving away either five OPD mugs or tumblers.  

They're pretty co...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Congrats Dog Rescue R Us!

Dog Rescue R Us

The Odessa Animal Shelter works closely with local animal rescue groups including Dog Rescue R Us. The nonprofit is set to receive an $11,000 grant from Petco Love. A special celebration is slated for tomorrow.Here are the details:July 19, 2022 at 4 pmPet...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Sergeant Patrick Chadwick

Patrick Chadwick

Sergeant Chadwick has been a police officer for 18 years and 16 1/2 years of his career has been with the Odessa Police Department.

"I got into law enforcement because I felt a calling for it.  I wanted to serve our fellow man and help those ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - Wednesday

Coffee with a Cop

It’s almost here!!! We will have a "Coffee with a Cop" event at Whataburger.
Here are the details:
6-9 am
4960 E. 42nd St. (Whataburger)
Wednesday, July 20th
It's your chance to have some great conversations with our officers and ...
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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 14, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Murder Charge

Update

Kameron Gammage’s charge has now been upgraded to Capital Murder.Original Posting - July 12, 2022 On July 12, 2022, at approximately 12:52 pm, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to Brady Station Apartments, 4421 E 52nd St #721, in re...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Employee Appreciation Lunch

Chris P.

The Odessa Police Department is like a family.  Chief Gerke and our Command Staff believe it's important to show our officers and civilian employees that they appreciate their hard work and dedication to our community!  

So, toda...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Congratulations Sergeant Ian Kapets

Sergeant Kapets

Hard work pays off! Sergeant Kapets was a finalist for the City of Odessa's 2022 Employee of the Year.You may have noticed, we shared the City of Odessa's posting about it yesterday. Sergeant Kapets has been with the Odessa Police Depart...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Affidavits in Infant Death - Keeping You Informed

Infant Death

P.C. for the arrest of Kameron Gammage (W/N/M 5-7-99)

For the offense of “Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, Or Disabled Individual Causing Serious Bodily Injury”, a First Degree Felony 

1. On 7-12-22 at approximately 1252 h...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Child Death - Keeping You Informed

Child Death

On July 12, 2022, at approximately 12:52 pm, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to Brady Station Apartments, 4421 E 52nd St #721, in reference to the death of a 7-month-old child.

The investigation determined that the child sustained physical i...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

New, Innovative Way to Fight Crime

Drone

The Odessa Police Department has teamed up with Paladin Drones, a company leading the way in drone technology. This new partnership will be a year-long pilot program and will be the largest public safety Drone as a First Responder (DFR) program in the Uni...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Making a Difference

Sadie Martin

Sadie Martin raised almost $1,000 for the West Texas Food Bank which will provide 3,760 meals.  It's always good to see people making a difference, especially at a young age.We shared a story about her over the weekend.  She had...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

A Different Perspective

A different perspective

At the Odessa Police Department, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to approach law enforcement and that includes the way we communicate with our community.  We are here to serve YOU the citizens.

 

Chief Michael Gerke and P...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2022

All American Pet Photo Day

Pet Photo Day

July 11th is "All American Pet Photo Day."  It's a day dedicated to showing off our beautiful pets on social media and beyond.

Please post a picture of your furry friend in the comments.  

We also like to remind you to s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Fatal Pedestrian/Vehicle Crash - Keeping You Informed

Fatal Crash

On 7-10-2022 at 11:28 pm, the Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue were dispatched to a major accident at 42nd and Golder. 

The investigation revealed that several men were walking south attempting to cross 42nd. One of the male subject...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Back-to-School Clinic

Health Clinic Event

OPD was on hand for the Ector County Health Department's back-to-school clinic yesterday.  We always enjoy being at community events and meeting young people. Our hope is that they will grow up and want to take on the best job-- becoming...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Update - Fatal Crash

Update

CORRECTION: 7-8-22 1:24 PMPassenger:  67-year-old Irma Munoz. An update now to last night's fatal crash.  The driver of the Mercedes who died:  42-year-old Hortensia Almaras of Midland.  The passenger of the Me...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Lieutenant Randy Vest

Randy Vest

Today, we're highlighting Lt. Vest who oversees Patrol Division "C."  He has been with the Odessa Police Department for more than 13 years now and does a variety of tasks to help OPD and the community!Thank you Lt. Vest for all...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2022

OPD's Block Party

OPD Block Party

We like to give you plenty of time to plan for the fun!  This event is always a hit, especially with the kiddos.

OPD's Block Party:

Saturday, July 30th of 2022

South Side Ball Park

1201 W. Monahans

10 am - 2 pm

*First 600 kids get a special ba...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Adoption Event Today - Odessa Animal Shelter

Puppies

We have another adoption event taking place today. Here are the details:July 7, 2022 | 3 - 6 pmEctor County Health Dept.221 N. Texas 

These cute puppies will be among those there today.

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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: July 6, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Spay & Neuter Your Pets

Spay and Neuter

A simple reminder!  We can't say it enough.  Please spay and neuter your pets.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Corporal Maycon Cueller

Maycon Cuellar

Time flies when you enjoy what you're doing!  Corporal Cuellar has now been with the Odessa Police Department for about 10 years.  He's originally from El Paso, TX but moved to Odessa in 2012.
 
His duties includ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2022

FBI National Academy Graduate - OPD Lt. Caleb Lacey

Lt. Caleb Lacey

A big congratulations to Lt. Caleb Lacey, a recent graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy.  He took part in the 282nd Session, a 10-week program in Quantico, Virginia.  The program is emotionally, physically, and intel...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2022

OPD's July Events

July Events

We have two big events that we're hosting this month: "Coffee with a Cop" and the OPD Block Party.Officers always enjoy their conversations at "Coffee with a Cop." It gives you a chance to ask them questions.The "OPD Bloc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Adoption Events - Odessa Animal Shelter

Adoption Events

If you're looking to add a furry friend to your family, we hope you will stop by!July 6, 2022 | 5 - 8 pmBubba's6153 E. Highway 191

July 7, 2022 | 3 - 6 pmEctor County Health Dept.221 N. Texas

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Fatal Crash

Keeping you informed

On July 3, 2022, at approximately 7:25 am, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 6100 Block of N. Grandview in reference to a two-vehicle collision.

The investigation determined that a tan 2016 Honda Accord operated by Alyssa McDowell, 23, ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Lt. Sherrie Carruth

Sherrie Carruth

Today, we want to highlight Lt. Carruth and thank her for her hard work and dedication. You may have noticed she was in a recent Basin PBS public service announcement meant to educate others on the dangers of fentanyl overdoses.She has worked for OPD for ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

July 4th Weekend

July 4th weekend

Simple Reminder:  Don't Drink and Drive!

Celebrate safely over the holiday weekend.  Keep yourself and others safe on those roadways.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 4, 2022

Happy Independence Day

July 4th

Happy July 4th!

July 4th


Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter Reminder

Fireworks and Animals

Fireworks:  They can be an explosion of fear for animals.  Check your fences, keep them inside, microchip!
Other helpful advice: 
-Keep your pet safely away from fireworks
Pets are more sensitive to loud noises, flashing lights and...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

The Good Life - Odessa Animal Shelter

Pearl the dog

Pearl was once at the Odessa Animal Shelter. Now, she's living in Washington and spends some of her free time at the beach.We love happy endings!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Corporal Felipe Cobos

Felipe Cobos

We hope when you see our officers on the street, you'll take the time to chat with them and get to know them better! They are passionate about making a difference in our community. In fact, Corporal Cobos is very friendly and always goes above an...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - Plan Ahead

Coffee with a Cop

We know many of you like to plan in advance.  Please mark your calendars for July 20, 2022.  We will have a "Coffee with a Cop" event at Whataburger.

Here are the details:

6-9 am

4960 E. 42nd St. (Whataburger)

It's your ch...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Animals up for Adoption - Odessa Animal Shelter

Cat up for adoption

As usual, lots of our furry friends are up for adoption at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  The shelter is located at 910 W. 42nd.  

We always like to remind you to spay and neuter your pets.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Corporal Joseph Dominguez

Joseph Dominguez

"I wanted to be the police officer for others that I would want my family to have if they ever needed a police officer," said Corporal Dominguez.

He joined OPD in 2013.  Corporal Dominguez also wanted to impact our community in any posit...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Criticial Time Frame - Odessa Animal Shelter

Animal Adoption

If you are looking to adopt a furry friend, we hope you will stop by the Odessa Animal Shelter.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

TOMORROW - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next "Neighborhood Watch Meeting" is tomorrow, June 28th (Tuesday).  It will take place in our OPD classroom between 7-9 pm.  The topic:  Internet Safety.

We hope you will join us!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Keeping you informed - Fatal Crash

Keeping you informed

On 06/26/2022 at 5:25 pm, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to a motor vehicle crash in the area of E. 8th St. and Pueblo St.
 
The investigation determined that a gold 2013 Harley Davidson Sportster driven by Trena Luna, 37, was trave...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Auto Burglary Prevention Tips

Auto Burglary Prevention Tips

1) CLOSE YOUR WINDOWS AND LOCK YOUR DOORS.

2) TAKE YOUR KEYS & HIDE YOUR BELONGINGS IN THE TRUNK IF POSSIBLE.

3) AVOID LEAVING VALUABLE ITEMS, FIREARMS, SPARE KEYS AND PERSONAL DOCUMENTS INSIDE YOUR VEHICLES.

4) PARK IN WELL-LIT AREAS WHEN POSSIBLE.

5) RE...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Citizen's Police Academy

April Wright

April Wright hopes to one day become a police officer.When we asked her about her favorite thing about the academy, she said, "I enjoyed it all!"  We applaud her and all of the graduates for taking time out of their busy schedules to ta...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Corporal William McCloud - Veteran

William McCloud

An officer and a military background! Corporal McCloud has been with OPD going on four years. He was born in Brady, TX and raised in Bay City, TX.Corporal McCloud also spent 12 years of service in the U.S. Navy active and reserve. He spent one tour in Ira...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Thank you Centauri Fitness

Centauri Fitness

The owners of Centauri Fitness stopped by the Odessa Police Department today to drop off a special gift.  They donated some supplements to our officers to help them with their workouts.

Brandon and Chelsea Reyes are native Odessans and have owned ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

National Take Your Dog to Work Day

Take your dog to work day

It's "National Take Your Dog to Work Day!"  It honors one of our most beloved pets. Wouldn’t you agree, that the hardest part of the day is leaving our four-legged fur babies behind as we head to the office? ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Corporal Mathew Ramirez

Mathew Ramirez

We're always working to introduce you to our officers!  Today, we're highlighting Corporal Mathew Ramirez who has been with the Odessa Police Department for three years in November.
 
He was born and raised in El Paso. &a...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Caught on Camera

Theft Case

Do you recognize these two? On 6-16-22, OPD was notified that they stole some sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut inside Music City Mall.If you have any information, please contact Sgt. S. Spencer at 432-335-4943 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Animal Cruelty Charges - Dangerous & Deadly

Pets in hot cars

If you leave an animal in a hot vehicle, you could face some serious charges including a misdemeanor or even a felony! Wondering about the consequences?

Class A Misdemeanor - Fine up to $4,000 and up to one year in jail.

If you leave an animal in a hot vehi...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Keeping you informed - Detective Brian Cordero

Brian Cordero

We just wanted to give a big shout-out to Detective Brian Cordero!  You'll soon be seeing a story reminding you not to leave your animals in hot vehicles or you could face some SERIOUS CHARGES!  He helped us with that informatio...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Citizens Police Academy

Audrey Branum

Audrey Branum recently graduated from the Odessa Police Department's Citizen Police Academy. She said she saw a video on Facebook about it and that sparked her interest.Audrey learned so many things about OPD that intrigued her. They included lea...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Keeping you informed - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Tuesday,  28th at the Odessa Police Department.  

The focus will be on "Internet Safety."  We hope you will join us.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Caught on Camera - Captain Jerry Harvell

Captain Harvell

Today, we're highlighting Captain Harvell.  We got this great picture of him last week at the Citizens Police Academy graduation.

He started his career at Plainview PD in 1989 and moved to Odessa PD in 1994.  He's been w...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Help us fight crime - OPD

Theft Suspect

On 6/7/2022 at approximately 8:59 AM, a theft occurred involving the pictured subject from Lowe's Home Improvement located at 4101 E 42nd St. 
If you have any information leading to the identity of the man, please contact Detective T. Yel...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Serving our Citizens - Mark your Calendar!

Upcoming Events

We have some great events coming up this month and in July. They include a Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Coffee with a Cop at Whataburger and OPD's big Block Party!  We hope you will join us for some fun and good information from our offic...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Happy Ending - Odessa Animal Shelter

Odessa Animal Shelter

This Chihuahua/Dachshund mix was named "Finn" by his new owners.  A family adopted him back in April and recently, wrote a sweet note to our employees at the Odessa Animal Shelter.
It said, "Finn has brought so much happiness into o...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Serving our Citizens - Self-Defense Course

Self Defense

The Odessa Police Department held another FREE Self-Defense Course over the weekend. It was taught by Corporal Kaaiako Vavao. If you missed out on this one, we'll be offering more in the near future.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Serving our Citizens - Summer Outreach

Summer Outreach

OPD is committed to helping fight drug and alcohol addiction! Over the weekend, we participated in a Summer Outreach event at Sherwood Park hosted by Freedom for the Basin.  
What a great turnout.  Always good to see youngsters learning ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Keeping you Informed - Homicide

Keeping you Informed

At approximately 6:20 pm, Odessa Police and Fire Rescue responded to a gunshot victim at 2502 North Tom Green. Upon arrival, officers located a male inside the residence with multiple gunshots wounds. He was transported to Medical Center Hospital...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Special Recognition

OPD Family

A big congratulations to Detective Holly Hughes who will soon be receiving some special recognition. Stay tuned to hear what! She's worked for OPD for nine years and always goes above and beyond to help others.She's pic...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Look at those smiles!

Command Post

So many people worked so hard this week to help out during the water line break.  Here are some of the folks from the Odessa Police Department who pitched in.  

It was day four and that's a wrap!  Still, they kept smilin...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day from the Odessa Police Department!  What do you enjoy most about your dad?

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Fighting Crime - Caught on Camera

On 5/4/22, these three subjects entered the Kent Kwik located at 4117 Andrews Hwy and they stole several items.  

If you have any information, please contact Detective H. Hughes at 432-335-3345 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and referenc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Serving our Citizens - CPA Graduation

CPA Graduation

They officially graduated last night and Deputy Chief Robert Doporto was on hand to give them their certificates.  

If you're not familiar with this special program, it's one of many FREE programs at the Odessa Police Department....

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Reminder: Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Adoption Event - June 18th

It will take place this Saturday, June 18th at Circle P Supply which is located at 6200 N. Golder Avenue from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

We are always working to educate the public regarding animals.  Please spay and neuter your pets.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Active Shooter Training - FREE OPD Program

CRASE Training 1

More than 50 people showed up last night to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church to take part in OPD's C.R.A.S.E. training. It stands for Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events.  It's the second time this Odessa church has held this program. &n...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Keeping you informed - False Reports

Swatting

We are receiving numerous calls and concerns about an active shooter. These calls have been found to be false.We believe this is a case of a new popular term called “Swatting.” The dictionary defines it as, “the action of mak...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

HEROES

Water Line Break Heroes

A big shout out to those who worked nonstop on fixing the water line break.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Helping some of our Most Vulnerable

OPD Recruits

Our OPD Recruits spent the day delivering water to nursing homes.  They gave water to seven nursing homes in Odessa. 

As you can see, they were loaded up on trailers and included pallets and pallets of water.  Isn't it h...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Father/Son - Helping

Sgt. Rusty Martin and Son

We're working to continue to keep you informed. Water Distribution has been extended until 5 pm.Sergeant Rusty Martin and his son 10-year-old Mason Martin are among those helping to hand out water.  Many people working to distribute water also ha...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Stronger Together - Odessa Animal Shelter

Odessa Animal Shelter

People keep asking about our animals at the Odessa Animal Shelter. Fortunately, so many people have donated water to help.-Joe Edward with Permian Basin Metal Lab provided a water container for the shelter.-Crystal Carson drove all the way from Kermit to ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Events

We have some great events coming up this month and in July. They include a Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Coffee with a Cop at Whataburger and OPD's big Block Party!  We hope you will join us for some fun and good information from our offic...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Adoption Event - June 18th

It will take place this Saturday, June 18th at Circle P Supply which is located at 6200 N. Golder Avenue from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Do you recognize this man?

Suspect

On 05/18/2022 and 05/28/2022, thefts occurred involving the same actor from HEB located at 2501 W University. The pictured subject left the scene in a white Dodge Durango.

 

If you have any information leading to the identity of the subject picture...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Internet Safety Month

Internet Safety

June is "Internet Safety Month."  We have some tips on how to better protect yourself.

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will also focus on internet safety.  It will take place Tuesday, June 28th from 7 - 9 pm at the Odessa Po...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Dozens of animals from the Odessa Animal Shelter headed to new homes

Kid waiting on Ripple

Another successful mission early this morning (around 4:30 am) with Dog is My CoPilot.  A total of 51 dogs and cats, from the Odessa Animal Shelter and Dog Rescue R Us, were flown out of Odessa to new homes.

The first picture is of a kiddo with a ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

20 years with OPD - Deputy Chief Matt Davidson

Matt Davidson

“It has been an honor and a privilege to work at the Odessa Police Department for 20 years.  It is easy to work in such a great environment to serve a community that is so supportive of its police department. “ - Deputy Chief ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2022

File a Police Report Online

Police Report Online

We understand those that live, work, and visit Odessa have busy schedules, often non-emergency incidents don't require an Officer to respond to the scene to obtain the necessary information for the report. By filing a report online, users can sub...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Citizens Police Academy

CPA meeeting with Dispatchers

Last night, the C.P.A. learned about the City of Odessa's Dispatchers and from one of our OPD Chaplains Father Joe Barbieri from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.

We hope YOU will consider taking the course.  For more information: ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Burglary Suspect - Do you recognize this man?

Capture 1

Twice this burglar hit the 2300 block of Keystone, once on 6/4/22. The other time was on 6/9/22. OPD is hoping someone will come forward with information on this case.

We know the picture isn't the best. However, time and time again we put out all...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

10 years with OPD - Detective Jonathan Campbell

Jonathan Campbell

Time flies when you love what you're doing!  
Congratulations
to Detective Campbell who recently celebrated a decade with our department.  
When we asked him about what he enjoys most about his job, he said, "That our departm...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Do you have any information on this case?

Thief

Over a recent holiday weekend, a subject was observed pulling his gray or black 2009-2015 Ford F-150 Platinum behind the Lowe's Home Improvement store. The subject is then observed loading several items into the bed of the truck and promptly drov...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Connecting with our Community

Rotary Club of Odessa

We are always looking for ways to better connect with people in our community!  The Rotary Club of Odessa toured the new OPD training facility yesterday and had so many great questions for us.  Thank you!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

CIVILIAN RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENTS PROGRAM (CRASE)

CRASE program

In light of what happened in Uvalde, some are wondering about programs available at the Odessa Police Department. This one has been around for about five years. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events program, also known as CRASE, is conducted by t...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Learning about OPD - Rotary Club of Odessa

Rotary Club of Odessa

Today, the Rotary Club of Odessa paid a visit to OPD’s New Training Facility. Among those attending was Craig Van Amburgh, Public Relations Chair of the Odessa Rotary Club. He’s pictured here with Deputy Chief Robert Doporto who also s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Bustin' for Badges - $110,000 raised for each agency

Bustin' for Badges

At a press conference today, the amount raised at the 9th Annual Bustin' for Badges Clay Shoot was announced.  A total of $440,000 was raised during the two-day event and $110,000 was given to each agency:  Ector County...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Do you recognize this woman?

Theft Suspect

On 3/16/2022, at approximately 11:18 am, OPD was dispatched to Lowe’s Grocery Stores (1600 N. Grant Ave), in reference to a Theft.

 

The victim gave police a list of items that were stolen including his wallet and $1,000.  If you...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Missing Person - Baily Mata

Baily Mata

LOCATED AND SAFE:  6-8-22 11:30 AM

OPD needs your help regarding a case of a missing person.  Baily Mata was last seen on 05/31/2022 around 9:00 am.

The 24-year-old was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt, blue shirt, blue shorts, and black...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Do you recognize this man?

Theft 1

On 05/15/2022 at approximately 2020 hours, A theft occurred at Walmart West located at 2450 NW 338 Loop Nb where a 55in LG TV was stolen. The pictured subject left the scene in a red Chevy mid-sized SUV.
If you have any information leading to the identity ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Special Delivery

Group brought Donuts

Thank you so much to Casabella Real Estate Group for delivering some donuts to OPD last week.  We are very appreciative! 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Caught on Camera

Actor 1

On 5/20/2022, a white male wearing a gray shirt and khaki pants was captured on video taking approx. $317.58 worth of items from Walmart-West. The subject then ran away from loss prevention employees. 

If you have any information, please contact D...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Do you recognize this man?

Burglary 2

On 05/21/2022 at approximately 0317 hours, the pictured subject burglarized Walmart located at 2450 NW 338 Loop Nb after business hours stealing sporting goods equipment.If you have any information leading to the identity of the subject pictured, please c...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Operation Graduation: Safe Night

Operation Graduation

Operation Graduation:  Safe Night
Here's a look at the stats:
-26 citations issued to juveniles for minor consuming or minor in possession.
-1 DWI Arrest
-1 Social Hosting Arrest
Agencies involved: Odessa Police, Ector County Sheriff...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Motorcycle Awareness Month - Devin Sandoval

Devin Sandoval

We're wrapping up the month with a video regarding a young man losing his life in a motorcycle crash.  Devin Sandoval was just 22-years-old and a father of three.

For the first time, his mom is speaking on camera about the incident, in ho...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Memorial Day Weekend

Odessa Animal Shelter

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed this Memorial Day weekend.  We hope you will check back with us on Tuesday. 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

OPD investigating suspicious death

At 8:19 am, the Odessa Police Department responded to a medical call at 822 N Adams where officers found a deceased person.  The deceased person has been identified as 55-year-old Jimmy Jimenez. Due to the circumstances of the call and the state ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Dog reunited with owner after two long years:

Dog reunites with owner

A heartwarming story that reminds all of us of the importance of microchipping our animals.  The owner lost his dog, Zorro, two years ago.  He had adopted Zorro and a sibling back in 2019.
Someone recently brought the dog to the Odessa An...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

33 years in Law Enforcement

Sheriff Griffis

Congratulations to Sheriff Mike Griffis who is celebrating 33 years in Law Enforcement today! 
Chief Michael Gerke and Sheriff Griffis have a great relationship as do our agencies.  We know working together will always make us st...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

OPD - Neighborhood Watch Party

Copy of OPD - Neighborhood Watch Party Flyer

Hey hey, a fun event is coming up!
The Odessa Police Department will be having a "Neighborhood Watch Party" Event on Saturday, June 4th, from 10 am - 2 pm.  This will take place at the field located directly East of the Peppertree Apartm...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Operation Graduation: Safe Night

Operation Graduation Flyer

It’s a joint operation to keep students safe as they celebrate an important time in their lives.

Beginning tonight, May 27th, through early Sunday morning, May 29th, the Odessa Police Department will be teaming up with numerous agencies to make s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Special Memorial

Big Bend Alpine TX Memorial

OPD Honor Guard and Chief Michael Gerke were among those who attended the Big Bend Area Law Enforcement Officers Association Memorial Ceremony this morning.  The emotional event took place at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX.
They honored W...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Theft Investigation

Do you recognize these subjects? On 5/20/2022 in the early morning hours, four subjects were caught on camera committing thefts in the area of the 1200 block of E 55th St. 
If you have any information leading to the identity of the subjects pictur...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2022

Memorial Day

OPD - Memorial Day

Let us remember our heroes who made the most ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 
Today, we celebrate those who kept the faith and fought until their last breath. We thank them all for their sacrifice. 
In loving memory and honor of our he...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2022

OPD - Stay Alive, Don't Drink and Drive

OPD Dont Drink and Drive

This Memorial Day Weekend, we would like to remind you all to please be SAFE in celebration of this holiday. 
Do NOT drink and drive, remember the consequences.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Theft Investigation

Do you recognize these subjects? On 05/12/2022, Two Hispanic males entered Kent Kwik and stole approximately $300 worth of Alcohol and tobacco products.
If you have any information leading to the identity of the subjects pictured, please contact Detective ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

OPD – Pups on the Patio Big Success

Bubbas 33 Adoption Event

Even though the weather was bad yesterday, the Odessa Animal Shelter was still able to adopt out seven dogs to different families at Bubbas 33!
We absolutely love happy endings, and we love that these precious dogs were able to be adopted out to good homes...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Forgery Investigation – Attempt to ID

Do you recognize this subject? On 3/16/22 Market Street Reported a forgery.  The check was passed on 1/17/22 by the subject in the photos.
If you have any information, please contact Detective Y. Medrano at 432-333- 4937 or Odessa Crime Stoppers a...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

OPD - Pups on the Patio

Odessa Animal Shelter Bubbas 33 event

The Odessa Animal Shelter's "Pups on the Patio" Event is tonight! 
This event will take place from 5 pm - 8 pm, at Bubbas 33, 6153 TX-191, Odessa, TX 79762.
The Adoption fee will be $25, this includes spay/neuter, rabies shot, mi...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

OPD - Adopt a Pup Event

Adoption Event - Clear the Shelter

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be having a "Adopt a Pup" Event this week.
It will take place tomorrow (Wednesday), May 25th, and Thursday, May 26th.  This will be from 10 am - 4 pm, located at 910 W 42nd St of Odessa, TX.  
The A...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Burglary

Do you recognize this man?  A burglary of a building occurred at 610 N. County Rd West at Envios Mi Tierra in the early morning hours of 05/21/22. A thin male subject with neck and hand tattoos wearing a white shirt, khaki pants, and black shoes ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

A reminder that OPD will be hosting the next Neighborhood Watch Meeting tomorrow, May 24th 2022 at 7pm in the OPD Classroom.

The Midessa Community Alliance Coalition will be doing a presentation on Internet Safety Tips for Adults involving Teenagers.

It&...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Highlighting Local Businesses

Salsa Business

At a recent event, we met Jerry and Gina Hulet.  They own a local business that sells different kinds of salsas.  It's called "Texas 4 Seasons Salsa."  
They've been around a long time here in Odessa. ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Theft Investigation

Do you recognize this subject? On 04/13/2022, a theft occurred at Walmart West located at 2450 NW Loop 338 Nb. The suspect pictured stole approximately $300 worth of merchandise before leaving the store in a grey Nissan Armada.
If you have any information ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

OPD – Summer Kickoff Resource Fair

Summer Kickoff Event

This past Saturday, the Odessa Police Department participated in a Resource Fair at the Music City Mall.  
This was to help the youth of Odessa find fun and creative ways to have a fun and SAFE summer vacation, it was a great turnout! We enjoyed v...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

OPD – National Dog Rescue Day

OPD - National Dog Rescue Day

Today, May 20th is National Dog Rescue Day. 
There are so many benefits in adopting a dog.  A few big ones are that they are very loyal, super loving, and are great companions to you!
According to the ASPCA, about 3.3 million dogs are plac...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

OPD - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

May NWM Flyer

The Odessa Police Department will be having our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting this coming Tuesday, May 24th 2022.
It will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm in the first floor classroom of OPD.
We’re located at 205 N. Grant.
The Midessa Commun...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month

Sergeant Lindsay Waychoff

The Odessa Police Department takes the issue of Mental Health very seriously.  Meet Sergeant Lindsay Waychoff.  She is OPD's Peer Support Coordinator and leads programs focused on that topic. 

She has been with the Odess...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2022

OPD – Gonzales Elementary Choir Performance

Gonzales Elementary Choir Group

The Choir Group of Gonzales Elementary - ECISD made a visit this morning to perform for our officers.  The group was so wonderful, they also made us a “Thank you” poster board with different kinds of drawings.  How ne...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Ever wanted to ask a police officer ANYTHING?!

Ask a Police Officer

Sergeant Ian Kapets is here to answer all the questions you've been dying to ask.
OPD is always working to create conversation and dialogue with our community. Sgt. Kapets will take on your questions on 103.3 KISS FM (MIDLAND/ODESSA) Facebook Page...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Caught on Camera

Thompson and Branch

OPD Detective Kara Thompson and Detective Whitney Branch.While they spend most of their time investigating cases, they also spend time keeping our streets safe. Thank you ladies for what you do for Odessa and for smiling while you do it!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Armed Robberies

Do you recognize this man? On 4/20/2022 a male committed two armed robberies at two different locations: 2000 N County Road W and 3632 Andrews Hwy. The suspect held both victims at gunpoint and proceeded to rob the victims of their money. 
If you ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Theft Investigation

Actor 1

Do you recognize this woman? On 4/16/202 two heavy set females, somewhere in their mid-30s, entered the Boot Barn on 42nd St and proceeded to take approximately $1,600 worth of merchandise without paying. The subjects left the store, and no vehicle descri...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

OPD - Heartworm Prevention

OPD - Animal Shelter Heartworm Prevention Flyer

Protect your pets from these deadly worms!
The Odessa Animal Shelter would like to remind the public to please get your pets on Heartworm prevention to protect them from contracting these deadly parasites.  
Here are a few things that Heartworms ca...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2022

The Chiefs!

Chief Gerke

OPD Chief Michael Gerke and OFR Chief John Alvarez have both worked for their departments in the City of Odessa for decades.  

We appreciate their hard work and dedication to making our community a better place.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

OPD investigating death

Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the death of an adult female.
Police and Fire Rescue responded to a call of a deceased person at the Parkway Inn, located at 3731 East Highway 80. The init...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Kindness Matters

Bridge Church Donation

These youngsters stopped by OPD over the weekend to drop off some goodies.  
We appreciate the donation from Bridge Church and the kindness.  Thank you so much!!!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

OPD – Blue Mass Service

Blue Mass Service

A special mass service took place last night in San Angelo, TX in honor of First Responders. 
A few of our officers attended the service, as well as our brothers and sisters from Odessa Fire Rescue, San Angelo Fire Department San Angelo Police Dep...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

OPD - Water Donation

water donation

Odessa Christian School came by OPD yesterday afternoon and donated several cases of water for the entire department!
Thank you so much Tabitha for your kindness and support!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2022

OPD – National Dog Mom Day

OPD - National Dog Mom Collage

Happy National Dog Mom Day.  Today, May 14th is a special day!

 

Many of our employees here at the PD are dog moms, look at all their cute fur babies!

 

We love our fur babies of OPD! They hold a SPECIAL place in our hearts. &nb...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2022

OPD - National Police Week

OPD 2022 National Police Week

A longstanding tradition meant to show our officers we have their back and support them!  Today, begins National Police Week and it will continue until Saturday, May 21st.
It’s also a time to honor the memory of law enforcement officers ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

OPD - Animal Dumping

Animal Dumping

This is another example recently of dogs being dumped at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  It is painful for our staff to see since it happens so often.  We’re also getting a lot of litters of puppies and kittens. 
The dogs s...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

OPD – National Nurses Week

Nurses Week Group Photo

May 6th through May 12th is National Nurses Week, a time to honor their contributions and sacrifices to keep us healthy.
 This year, the theme for Nurses Day is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Honoring our Fallen Heroes

Midland Peace Officer Memorial

The Odessa Police Department held its special Memorial Service yesterday to honor officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.  Today, Chief Michael Gerke and OPD's Honor Guard spent the morning at the Midland Police Department for...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

OPD – 2022 Police Memorial Service

Memorial Photo

he Odessa Police Department would like to thank everyone who attended our police memorial service today, which was held in honor of all local and state law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.   
The service took place at th...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2022

OPD - Pups on the Patio

Odessa Animal Shelter Bubbas 33 event

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be having a "Pups on the Patio" Event.
This event will take place on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, from 5 pm - 8 pm, at Bubbas 33, 6153 TX-191, Odessa, TX 79762.
The Adoption fee will be $25, this includes spay/neuter, ra...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  Both motorcyclists and motorists need to be aware of their surroundings. Checking blind spots, and mirrors and using turn signals are necessary when changing lanes and when passing.

As part of raising awa...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2022

OPD's Free Self-Defense Course

Self-Defense

Learning to protect yourself!  

The Odessa Police Department offered a free self-defense course over the weekend.  It was taught by Sergeant Yuri Herrera and Corporal Kaaiako Vavao.  

Thank you to those who took advantage of this ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Mother's Day

OPD  Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother’s Day from the Odessa Police Department!

We know being a mom isn’t easy.  At OPD, we have lots of mothers who also juggle family life with a career.  You all are AMAZING!

We hope you have a wonderful day sp...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter – Educate Yourself

Dogs in crate

It is heartbreaking the stories we see on a regular basis at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  We will be sharing more of them in hopes of educating you and the community regarding our pet problem.
This week, someone dumped these fur babies along 1788. ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Special Delivery from Rosa's Café and H-E-B

Good food equals a good day especially when it involves two meals!
Nate with the Family Resiliency Center of the Permian Basin surprised us this morning with a box of Rosa’s breakfast trays.  Then for lunch, Candi and Brayden with H-E-B ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Girl Scout Tour

Girl Scout Tour

The Odessa Police Department gave a special tour to a group of Girl Scouts last night.
While being here with us, they donated several boxes of girl scout cookies for all our officers.  Thank you so much!
We enjoy giving these tours of our departmen...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Walmart Snack Delivery

Walmart

Both Walmarts of Odessa came by OPD yesterday afternoon and donated a variety of snacks and drinks for OPD. 
Thank you so much Lisa Rodriguez and TaylorAnn Menard for your kindness and support!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Cinco De Mayo - Don't Drink and Drive!

OPD Cinco de Mayo Dont Drink and Drive

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone!
This is a fun day, but we would like to remind you, do NOT drink and drive!
Think before you drink or spend the seis de Mayo in jail!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

OPD Mug Giveaway Winners!

OPD - Mug Giveaway

Thank you to those people who participated in our mug giveaway post from earlier this week. 
We know we originally said 3 winners will be picked but we were so impressed with the answers that we decided to do 9 winners! 
Here they are:
Apri...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Theft Investigation

Do you recognize this man or vehicle? On 3/27/2022 a subject was observed entering the Vision Center located at Walmart-West and stealing an item. The subject was then observed leaving the scene in a 2011-2015 Silver Ford Explorer along with a heavy-set f...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

OPD - 24th Session of the Odessa Police Academy

OPA 24th session

Meet the Recruits going through the Odessa Police Academy Session #24.  Right now, there are 11 of them.  
You may not realize, not all police departments or law enforcement have academies. Here in the Basin, fortunately all law enforceme...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Traffic Training

OPD Recruit

The Odessa Police Department's 24th Academy Session is underway and today, the recruits got some critical training.  

They were practicing their traffic skills which involve directing vehicles and pedestrians.

Tomorrow, we'll be i...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony

OPD Honor Guard Texas Peace Officer Memorial

The Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony was held on the lawn of the Texas Capital in Austin this Sunday evening. 
It started off with a march combined of several Texas Law Enforcement Agencies to the Capital. 
This memorial h...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

OPD - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

The Odessa Police Department will be having our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, May 24th 2022.
It will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm in the first floor classroom of OPD. 
We’re located at 205 N. Grant.
The Midessa Commu...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

OPD - Odessa Animal Shelter

Here is some helpful information on the Odessa Animal Shelter. 
This includes information on their animal services, hours of operation, website page, and contact information.Click on the image to find their info! 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Porch Pirates

Stealing Packages Suspect

On 3/12/2022, a mail theft was reported to the Odessa Police Department that occurred in the area of 100th St and Desert Ave.  The investigation revealed that juveniles were involved in stealing a package from the victim’s porch.

If you ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

YMCA and Odessa Christian School Events:

OPD Mascot with Kids

We had a great time joining in on some fun events this past weekend!  The YMCA of Odessa held its 30th Annual Healthy Kids Day at Mike Neely Park and Odessa Christian School held its Obstacle Course Shenanigans at Jim Parker Park.  
We ha...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Good News Friday - Caught in the Act

Tommy Jones changes Tire

It seems there are cameras watching everywhere these days and this was one of those days.
An Odessa resident called this into OPD this week.  She saw an officer helping someone change a tire.  It turned out to be Sergeant Tommy Jones. &am...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

YMCA & Odessa Christian School Events

Hey everyone!
The Odessa Police Department will be participating in two more events tomorrow, April 30th.  We will have McGruff, our OPD Mascot, attend both of them!
Here are the details of each event:
YMCA - Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, April 30th fro...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Quality Service Awards

QSA Stacy, Ray, and Kelley

Quality Service Awards  

Today, the City of Odessa held a special awards ceremony for some of its outstanding employees.   

The Odessa Police Department had three employees awarded the Quality Service Award.  The...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center - Party in the Parking Lot

Party in the Parking Lot Flyer

Hey everybody!  

The Odessa Police Department will be participating in an event with Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center this Saturday, April 30th from 11 am to 2 pm located at the Odessa Downtown Lions Club Parking ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

OPD – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Chief Gerke and Wade

Today, a special event was held at the Ector County Courthouse to highlight this issue.
Those involved stressed the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice.  They also highlighted inclusion for all.
Numerous local leaders were on h...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

OPD - A Special Rescue Tail Today of Flying Dogs

Dog is My CoPilot Group Photo

The Odessa Animal Shelter works closely with animal rescue groups, including Dog is My CoPilot.  

Very early this morning around 4:30 am, the nonprofit took 44 dogs from Schlemeyer field in Odessa!  

Among them will be 14 dogs from the Ani...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Good News - Odessa Animal Shelter

Dog is my CoPilot

Lots of love:  Animal Shelter Manager Kelley Hendricks is seen here with one of the dogs being transported tomorrow. 

The shelter is gearing up for an exciting day tomorrow.  A nonprofit called "Dog is my CoPilot" will ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2022

2022 – 9th Annual Bustin’ for Badges

DCs at Clayshoot

We are still waiting to hear the total raised at this year’s Bustin’ for Badges Clay Shoot.  However, we would like to thank everyone who came out to this special event including volunteers and those who participated! ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Goodie Basket Delivery

church goodie basket delivery

The Odessa Police Department would like to thank Jordyn Navarrete with the Antioch Christian Church for dropping off goodie baskets with a variety of snacks for our officers yesterday afternoon.  We appreciate the love and support of our heroes i...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Crime Victims' Rights Awareness Event

ECVC 2022 Event Flyer

Tomorrow, April 27th, beginning at 11:00 am, there will be a Crime Victims' Awareness Event being held at the Ector County Courthouse, located at 300 N Grant Ave of Odessa TX.  
The event will have community speakers from the Odessa Polic...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Do you have any information on this auto burglary?

Actor 1

On 3/06/2022 officers were dispatched to the area of Bunche Ave in reference to an auto burglary call.

The investigation revealed that there was surveillance footage of a male subject being dropped off by a newer model Ford F-150 and attempting to break in...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

PBRC's 45th Annual Telethon

Telethon 1

A simple way to make a difference!
We have officers who believe strongly in giving back!  OPD's Command Team spent Saturday evening volunteering their time to answer phones for the Permian Basin Rehab Center's annual Telethon.
The...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting - Friendly Reminder

Neighborhood Watch Program Meeting Flyer

The Odessa Police Department will be having our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting tomorrow night, April 26th.
It will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm in one of the OPD classrooms.
We’re located at 205 N. Grant.
PBRCADA will be speaking at this ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Armed Robberies - Do you recognize this man?

Armed Robbery Suspect

Calling all citizen detectives.  Help us solve these two robberies.  Time and time again, YOU help us solve these cases despite the quality of some of the pictures.

On 4/20/2022 an unidentified male committed two armed robberies at two di...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events

CRASE TRAINING 2

It's an effort to educate civilians on how to respond to a potential active shooter scenario in public buildings.

Sergeant Carlos Chavez and Sergeant Patrick Chadwick presented a CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) presentation befo...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

OPD – Upcoming Events

OPD - April upcoming events

Hey everyone, check out these upcoming events that we will be participating in!
April 23rd:
Home Hospice – Butterfly Release Event
High Sky Wings, 9600 Wright Drive of Midland TX
2 pm – 4pm
April 30th:
YMCA – Healthy Kids Day
Mike N...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

OPD – Bustin’ for Badges

Drone Shot Bustin for Badges

Day 2 of our 9th annual Bustin’ for Badges Event.  It is a great turnout! 
The funds from this event benefit our local law enforcement agencies, including the Midland and Ector County Sheriff’s offices and the Midland ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Butterfly Release & Family Celebration

Home Hospice Butterfly Release FB Flyer

Our OPD SWAT team will be taking part in a special event.  Tomorrow, April 23rd, from 2-4 pm Home Hospice will be hosting a “Butterfly Release” event in honor of loved ones who have passed. 
The event will be held at t...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

OPD – Bustin’ for Badges

Bustin for Badges Chief

The 9th annual Bustin’ for Badges clay shoot is underway and it’s a big SUCCESS!
Bustin’ for Badges is an annual sporting clays tournament benefiting the Midland and Ector County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Midland an...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

OPD – Police Resource Specialists

Police Resource Specialist Group Photo

These wonderful ladies are our police resource specialists! They are some of the very first people that you see when you walk into the Police Department. 

They write our non-emergency police reports, provide guidance and assistance to citizens, mo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

OPD – Donut Delivery

TRUIST bank donut delivery

TRUIST Bank stopped by the Odessa Police Department this morning to drop off some donuts for our officers!  Thank you for your kindness and support! 
In this photo is:
Captain Jerry Harvell
Erica Belanger, TRUIST Bank
Lieutenant Kevin Chance...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2022

OPD – Mark Besares

Mark Besares

Meet one of our hardworking interns, Mark Besares!
He has been an intern with the OPD for quite some time now and will soon be one of our recruits for our upcoming Police Academy!
He was born and raised here in Odessa.  He wants to become a police ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2022

OPD – Goodbye Mary King

Mary King and Chief

This afternoon the Odessa Police Department had a “Going Away” party for one of our wonderful employees, Mary King.  

She has worked for OPD twice in her career, making her years of service for us a total of 7 years.  ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

OPD's Chaplains

OPD Chaplains

Our Volunteer Police Chaplains are gearing up for a special program next month.  Here's a sneak peek at what they will be wearing.

If you're not familiar with it, the program was created in 1986 to serve the citizens of Odessa an...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Drug Take-Back Day

National DEA Take Back Day

"National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" is intended to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
Midessa...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2022

OPD - Happy Easter Sunday!

_OPD Easter Sunday Post

Happy Easter Sunday from the Odessa Police Department! 

He is Risen! 

We hope you will have a blessed day full of hope, peace, and love.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2022

OPD - Good Friday

OPD Good Friday Post

it is Good Friday!

We hope you all enjoy this Easter weekend.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2022

OPD – Tyler Griffith

Tyler Griffith

Meet one of our newest Police Recruits, Tyler Griffith!
Tyler was born and raised here in Odessa and was raised by his grandparents. 
He has always had a passion to be an officer since he was little.  He attended Odessa High School, once h...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Fatal Crash

On 4/13/22, at approximately 3:18 am, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the area of NE Loop 338 and N. Grandview Ave in reference to a single-vehicle accident. 

The investigation revealed that a white 2011 Dodge Nitro was traveling...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2022

April Shot Clinic:

Odessa Animal Shelter

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be having a shot clinic this Saturday, April 16th, 2022, from 10am-3pm.
Here is what will be available:
Package Prices:
DAPP, Bordetella and Rabies are $35
FVRCP/FELV and Rabies are $35
Individual Prices:
Microchips are $5
DAPP is ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2022

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Odessa's Dispatchers

It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week! April 10-16, 2022, is a time dedicated to celebrating and honoring the people who help others during some of the worst moments of their lives.

Today, the Odessa Police dropped off some goodies to...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Theft Investigation

holly hughes case

Do you recognize these people? On 3/29/2022 two unidentified subjects, one female and one male attempted to steal approx. more than $100 worth of items from H-E-B West.
If you have any information, please contact Detective H. Hughes at 432-335-3345 or Odes...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Signature Care Easter Egg Hunt

Signature Care Easter Egg Hunt

The Odessa Police Department would like to thank Signature Care of Odessa for inviting us to participate in their Easter Egg Hunt this past weekend!

We are happy to have been a part of this fun event, it was a great turnout.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2022

OPD – Crawfish for Emma

Crawfish for Emma

We would like to thank everyone who participated and/or donated to our officer’s fundraising event which occurred this past Sunday. 
More than $7000 was raised for sweet Emma! We are so grateful and appreciate our community so much for c...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Today is National Pet Day!

national pet day k-9 unit

We enjoy recognizing these kinds of holidays.  In honor of this day, here are a few photos of our K-9 unit! 
We love our dogs!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2022

OPD - Self Defense Course

OPD Self Defense Course

The Odessa Police Department invites anyone who is interested to attend a FREE self-defense course on May 8th, from 10 am to 2 pm, at 210 N Lincoln Ave.  
Get a chance to learn how to defend yourself in dangerous situations!
Contact PR Manager, Mon...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

OPD – Autistic Awareness Month

Group Photo Autism Awareness month

Officers at the Odessa police department are sporting blue badges.

These blue badges are meant to raise awareness during April, which is Autism Awareness Month.

In fact, the officers even spend around a hundred dollars of their own money to buy those blue b...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

OPD - Autism Awareness Month

Sergeant Brad Cline

Not only is the Month of April considered Child Abuse Awareness Month, but it is also considered Autism Awareness Month. 
Our officers wear their blue badge to help bring awareness to those with autism.  We have a few employees that have ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

OPD Mug Giveaway Winners:

Monochrome Elegant Giveaway Winner Instagram Post

We are happy to announce our winners for our OPD Mug Giveaway - "How many SWAT vehicles do we have?" 
The answer to our question: 3 SWAT vehicles 
We picked out the winners and it was done randomly. We hope you will continue to i...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting - Tuesday, April 26th

Neighborhood Watch Program Meeting Flyer

The Odessa Police Department will be having our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, April 26th.  
It will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm in one of the OPD classrooms.
We’re located at 205 N. Grant.
PBRCADA will be speaking a...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2022

OPD Mug Giveaway

SWAT

Today, we're going to shine the light on our SWAT Team. Do you know how many SWAT vehicles are a part of the Odessa Police Department?Those who answer correctly on social media will be entered to win an OPD mug. The correct answers must be posted...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Parking on Neighborhood Sidewalks is Illegal:

Illegal Parking Flyer

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public that it is illegal to park on neighborhood sidewalks.  

Article 12-3Section 12-3-8 Stopping, standing or parking in prohibited specified places (a)It shall be unlawful ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2022

NEW INFORMATION: Missing Person

Edward Adams DL

UPDATE:  LOCATED AND FOUND SAFE!

The Odessa Police Department is investigating a missing person report. 

Edward “Eddie” Adams is a 54-year-old white male with green eyes and brown hair. Eddie is 5’7”...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2022

Flea and Tick Prevention:

Flea and Tick Prevention Flyer

Yikes! Flea and Tick season is here!

The Odessa Animal Shelter would like to remind the public to please get your pets the medicine that they need to keep fleas and ticks off of them.  Not only do they affect your pets, but they can affect your ho...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Harmony Homes – CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH

Harmony Homes & OPD - Child Abuse Awareness Month

The month of April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. 

Harmony Homes Children Advocacy Center came to the Odessa Police Department this morning to tie blue ribbons around our trees and place blue pinwheels on our front lawn to raise awareness regardi...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

April Shot Clinic:

Odessa Animal Shelter

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be having a shot clinic on Saturday, April 16th, 2022, from 10am-3pm.
Here is what will be available:
Package Prices:
DAPP, Bordetella and Rabies are $35
FVRCP/FELV and Rabies are $35
Individual Prices:
Microchips are $5
DAPP is $1...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

Fatal Crash

Major Crash

The Odessa Police Department is on scene of a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist. Officers responded to a crash on I-20 at FM 1936 at approximately 0659 hours.
Due to the heavy traffic on I-20, there are multiple unknown involved vehicles with t...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2022

OPD Awards Ceremony – Officer Awards

All Officer Awards

On January 5, 2020, Officer Jimmie Rainey handcuffed and placed a suspect in the backseat of his patrol unit. During the investigation, the suspect appeared to have difficulty breathing, and Officer Rainey asked the suspect if he had taken anything; the s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Theft Investigation

Theft suspects

Do you recognize these people?  On 2/26/2022 three unidentified subjects, two female and one male attempted to steal approx. $1,529.72 USD worth of items from Walmart-West.

 

The subjects were confronted by Asset Protection employees and f...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2022

OPD Awards Ceremony – Officers of the Year

officers of the year

The Odessa Police Department had three officers picked for some special awards at last week's awards ceremony.
Patrol Officer of the Year – Corporal William McCloud
Special Operations Bureau Officer of the Year – Corporal Nichol...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Theft Investigation - Attempt to Identify

Theft Suspect

Do you recognize this man?  On 3/19/2022 this unidentified suspect stole approximately $850 worth of tools from Lowes Home improvement located at 4101 E 42nd St in Odessa.

 

The subject, while with a young female child left the store witho...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2022

OPD Awards Ceremony – Badge Pinning – NEWEST OFFICER

Destiny Jones

Officer Destiny Jones is our newest officer! She was officially sworn in at our Awards Ceremony.

Destiny Jones is 33 years old and was born and raised right here in Odessa. She graduated from Odessa High School.

Destiny began her career with the Odessa Poli...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Community Conversation – CHILD NEGLECT

The Odessa Police Department invites the public to attend an event presented by Harmony Homes Children’s Advocacy Center.  This will be today, March 30th, 2022, from 1 pm – 4 pm at the UTPB multipurpose room, located in room 2...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Update - Shots Fired Incident

Odessa Police officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Ada and Hickory yesterday. The initial investigation determined that several juveniles and an adult gathered in the area and were involved in a verbal disturbance when the situatio...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Tip a Cop – Bubbas 33

bubbas 33 tip a cop flyer

Local police officers and Law Enforcement Torch Run members will be serving dinner for a great cause! 
This will take place on Thursday, March 31st at Bubbas 33 - Odessa, TX, located at 6153 E Highway 191 Frontage Rd.
Between 3-9 p.m., police offic...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2022

OPD Awards Ceremony – Civilian of the Year

GIlda Civilian of the Year Post

What makes Gilda special, well in short and without hesitation, officers who know her; know she is genuine and has a heart of gold.

 She advocates and supports our department to its fullest, especially our line officers. Her job involves ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

OPD Awards Ceremony – Badge Pinning

Badge Pinning

We will be sharing more photos throughout the week of our officers at our awards ceremony last week!  
The Odessa Police Department had 11 newly promoted officers within the past couple of years (COVID didn’t let us recognize a few of th...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Support Mor Badges Success!

Support Mor Badges

The Odessa Police Department would like to thank all who joined in on our big Support Mor Badges event held this past Saturday at the Chik-Fil-A located on 42nd Street.  We had such a great outcome, raising over $9,000 to support our local law en...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Theft Investigation:

news release

Do you recognize this man?  A theft took place at 500 N County Rd West on 2/15/2022 at approximately 3:30 pm.  The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money. 

If you have any information, please contact Corporal J. Beatty at 43...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

OPD Awards Ceremony:

civilian awards

A private, special ceremony was held last night at OC to honor outstanding civilians and officers.  Over the next week, we’ll be sharing more about those who were recognized.  It covered the past couple of years because COVID f...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

CHAMPIONS FOR CHILDREN CONFERENCE:

Sergeant Brad Cline

OPD was among those today who attended this important event which is hosted by Harmony Home Children's Advocacy Center.  About 270 people were on hand.

 

Sergeant Brad Cline was one of our representatives.  He investigate...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2022

Aggravated Robbery

Aggravated Robbery Suspect

On the afternoon of Monday, March 21, 2022, officers with the Odessa Police Department responded to a robbery at the Rose Garden Spa, located at 800 East 7th Street.

An employee (victim) of the business reported to police that a male entered the business, ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Helping our Spanish speakers

Detective Brian Cordero

You could say he's an officer of many talents!  Detective Brian Cordero does more than fight crime, he's also helping OPD reach our Spanish speakers.  He served as talent for the 2022 Warrant Resolution video.  ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Update - Fatal Hit and Run

The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Michael Joe King.

The Texas Transportation Code reads:

TC 550.021 Accident involving personal injury or death (a) The operator of a vehicle involved in an accident that results or is reasonably likely to result ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Fatal Hit and Run

Major Crash

On 3/22/22 at about 0707 hours, OPD was dispatched to the intersection of E. 42ndand N. Grandview in reference to a hit and run in which a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle. Medical personnel arrived on scene and advised that the pedestrian, a 28-year-ol...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2022

OPD & DPS - Joint Operation

Illegal Street Racing

ODESSA- On Sunday, March 20, Texas Highway Patrol Troopers (THP) joined the Odessa Police Department (OPD) in an effort to stop illegal racing inside the city limits of Odessa. The operation resulted in a total of 53 traffic stops, with 24 citations and 4...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2022

Friendly reminder for tonight's Neighborhood Watch Meeting:

Neighborhood Watch Flyer

Neighborhood Watch Meeting - Tuesday, March 22nd
The Odessa Police Department will be having our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, March 22nd.
It will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm in one of the OPD classrooms.
We’re located at 20...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2022

April Shot Clinic

Odessa Animal Shelter April Shot Clinic

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be having a shot clinic on Saturday, April 16th, 2022, from 10am-3pm.
Here is what will be available:
Package Prices:
DAPP, Bordetella and Rabies are $35
FVRCP/FELV and Rabies are $35
Individual Prices:
Microchips are $5
DAPP is $1...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting - Tuesday, March 22nd

Blue Modern Business Conference Flyer

The Odessa Police Department will be having our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, March 22nd.
It will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm in one of the OPD classrooms.
We’re located at 205 N. Grant.  
It’s a simple pr...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2022

OPD Recruiter and Background Investigator – Corporal Marshall Williams

Marshall Williams

One of the many friendly faces at the Odessa Police Department is Corporal Marshall Williams! He is so personable and never meets a stranger. 

 

Corporal Williams has been with the Odessa Police Department for more than 11 years.  ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Special Visit

Odessa Christian Faith Center

About 20 members of the Odessa Christian Faith Center youth group paid a special visit today to the Odessa Police Department.  

They are volunteering their time this Spring Break to drop off goodies to people in our community who make a difference...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2022

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy Saint Patricks Day

Did you wear your green today? Do you feel it brings luck? 
Here's a fun fact for you!
The Shamrock leaf, otherwise known as the Four-leaf clover, is considered a sacred plant.  It also symbolizes springtime!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2022

OPD Captain - John Sikes

Captain John Sikes

OPD Captain John Sikes will soon graduate from the prestigious FBI National Academy. We told you yesterday about the Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang traveling to Quantico, Virginia to feed law enforcement officials from around the U.S. and even other cou...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Good News

Group Photo

Odessa has been well represented at the prestigious FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Sixteen members from the Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang traveled there to prepare food for the FBI Academy on “Texas Night.”

 

Michael Veretto, one of the memb...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Good News

Kid who wants to be a cop

CSU Intern, Kimberly Gallegos, brought her two young sons to the Odessa Police Department for a special visit. X’zavien is 6-years-old and Izaiah is 2-years-old. 
X’zavien wanted to meet some Police Officers, see the S.W.A.T. v...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Do you recognize these women?

Suspect

On 3/13/2022 at approximately 12:15 am, two females walked into the DK located at 651 W 42nd St while intoxicated and shattered the front door glass causing approximately $1,000 worth of damage.

 

Any information on this case, please contact Cpl. R...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Preventing yourself from becoming a victim of theft

Theft Vehicle Tips

-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
-Keep valuables out of sight

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

OPD Mug Giveaway Winners

Mug Giveaway

We were so overwhelmed with all of those who participated that we decided to give out even more OPD mugs than we originally said.  The answer to our question:  Four OPD K9 teams.
Chief Michael Gerke helped to pick the winners and it was d...
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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: March 9, 2022

UPDATE - FOUND: Missing Person

Yordanys Carbonell Venegas

The Odessa Police Department is investigating a missing person report. Yordanys Carbonell Venegas is a 39-year-old white Hispanic male. He has blue eyes, short black hair, is 6’0” and weighs approximately 200 pounds. 

He was last seen occupying a ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

Adoption Event

Adoption Event

The Odessa Animal Shelter will have animals up for adoption at
the Odessa Jackalopes Game.
Details:
Saturday, March 12th
6:30 pm to 9 pm
Ector County Coliseum
4201 Andrews Hwy
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Theft Suspects

Theft Suspects

Can you identify any of these three people or this vehicle?  They were involved in a theft of a laptop that occurred at Best Buy on 2/26/22.  They were seen leaving the scene in this black Chevrolet Tahoe.

If you have any information cont...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day

We have numerous women employees, from officers to civilians, here at the Odessa Police Department.  We are thankful for their hard work and dedication. 

Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2022

New Information - Officer-Involved Shooting

Corporal Reed Jones, the officer involved in a shooting back in February, was no billed today by an Ector County Grand Jury.  He will resume his full duties.

 

Original Release: On February 17, 2022, at approximately 3:36 PM, officers resp...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Do you recognize this man or woman?

On 2/16/2022 a male and female suspect stole approximately $486.76 worth of meat from United Supermarkets on E 8th St. The suspects then fled in a white 2013 GMC Yukon TXLP: FVH4077.

If you have any information about this case contact Cpl. R. Jones at &...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Hit and Run - Do you recognize these women?

Hit and Run Suspects

On 2/22/2022 at 0406 hours, OPD was dispatched to Oakwood Dr and JBS Parkway in reference to a major accident. Upon arrival, officers noticed a Silver Ford Fusion had struck a pole and rolled over at Jack Jordan's BBQ. Those involved fle...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Burglars - Do you recognize these men?

Burglars

On 10/23/2021 at approximately 0449 hours, OPD was dispatched to 2700 N Grandview (DK Gas Station) in reference to a burglary.

A witness stated the men appeared to be white males, in their early twenties. One male was wearing a white hoodie with a black de...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2022

OPD Chaplain - Father Joseph Barbieri

joseph barbieri

Joseph Barbieri is in our OPD Chaplains Program.

He has been a priest for the past THIRTY-THREE years… that’s a long time! He is currently with Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton.

He loves to serve our community, and we love having him with OPD!...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Remembering a Fallen Officers

OPD Honor Guard was on hand today for a funeral service to remember San Jacinto County Deputy Constable Neil Adams.

The funeral included a 21-gun salute and full honors. 

#NeverForgotten

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Adopt a friend!

Dog

Our Odessa Animal Shelter has so many dogs and cats up for adoption, help us make a difference in giving these furry friends a loving home!

 

If you’re interested in adding a new member to your family, contact the Odessa Animal Shelter at...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

OPD needs your help

On 02/20/2022, it was reported to the Odessa Police Department that an unknown white male approached a child inside Wal-Mart (West). The male then exposed his genitals to the child. 

Through the investigation officers were able to obtain images of...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Animal Shelter Cuties!

Animal Shelter dogs/cats

The Odessa Animal Shelter always has animals that are available for adoption, if you’re ever looking for a furry friend to add to your family, head to the Animal Shelter! ??

For more information on the Odessa Animal Shelter, you can visit their w...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2022

2022 Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot

The 9th annual Bustin for Badges Clay Shoot will be on Thursday, April 21st and Friday, April 22nd at Windwalker Farms in Martin County. This event benefits local law enforcement (OPD, MPD, ECSO & MCSO) and helps pay for much needed equipment. Please ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2022

SWAT TEAM

SWAT Training

These are just a few photos taken from OPD’s recent SWAT practice. ??

As you can see, our officers work hard every day! We enjoy what we do!

You can see more photos of our SWAT team on our website at https://odessapd.com/525/Special-Weapons-Tactic...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

New Information - Missing Person

Update:

New information in the investigation has revealed that missing person Shaunte Galan may be accompanied by Albert Aguilar Lopez, a 40-year-old Hispanic male, occupying a silver 2013 Chevy Cruze with black rims, bearing Texas license plate number CHN...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

OPD's Citizens Police Academy

Want to know what it's like to be an Odessa Police Officer? Do you have questions about what they do? Here's your chance to get some firsthand knowledge and get those questions answered.
“I think that today the police need more ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Career Day

Buddy West Elementary Photo

Corporal Steve LeSueur visited this school to speak to the children, grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade, about being a Police Officer.  
Thank you Buddy West Elementary for inviting OPD to be a part of Career Day!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Missing Person

Missing Person

The Odessa Police Department is investigating a missing person report. Shaunte Paredes Galan is a 43-year-old Hispanic female. She has brown eyes, brown hair, is 5’7” and weighs approximately 190 pounds.   She was las...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Snow day at OPD!

Snow at PD

Looks like we finally got a little bit of winter here in Odessa.

 

It’s nice seeing the white stuff here at OPD, we don’t get to see it often.

 

#WestTexasWeather

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Up for Adoption - Pearl

pearl

Meet Pearl!  
She is a beautiful black and white short hair juvenile.  
She was found by herself, but unfortunately the person who found her could not keep her.  Come give her a loving home! 
If you’re interested...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Citizens Police Academy

Jason Spenser

Meet Jason Spenser - He's gone through our Citizens Police Academy and encourages others to take part in it as well.

We asked him his favorite thing about C.P.A.  Jason said, "The SWAT was cool, the K9’s of course. &nbs...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2022

OPD is Currently Hiring!

One Badge Hiring

The Odessa Police Department is currently hiring for a few positions, CLICK HERE to apply! 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Emergency Preparedness Fair

Emergency Preparedness Fair

FREE Community/Family Event!

Learn how to better prepare yourself in cases of all kinds of emergencies.

Feb. 26th

10 am - 2 pm

5401 JBS Parkway

Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Dog Adoption Event

Dog Adoption Event

Details:Saturday, February 26th4801 E. 52nd in OdessaNoon to 3 pm

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2022

New Information - Officer-Involved Shooting

The subject involved has been identified as John Michael Humphries, 45-year-old, white male.

Original Release:  On February 17, 2022, at approximately 3:36 PM, officers responded to an armed subject at Ace Check Express, 1305 of E. 8th St. Upon of...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Officer-Involved Shooting

On February 17, 2022, at approximately 3:36 PM, officers responded to an armed subject at Ace Check Express, 1305 of E. 8th St. Upon officers arrival, they observed the armed subject, who then evaded officers in a vehicle. The subject drove around the com...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Thank You UTPB Stem Academy Students:

UTPB Stem Academy

A big thank you to students at the UTPB Stem Academy.  As we told you last week, they’ve been making pet carriers for the Odessa Animal Shelter.  We love this unique program!  Here are some more pictures from our visit...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2022

DK Robbery Investigation

On 1-31-22 at approximately 1220 hours, a robbery occurred at the DK located at 651 West 42nd Street. The suspect fled the scene in a brown Chevrolet Tahoe and was last seen heading north on Golder. Anyone who recognizes the suspect shown in the surveilla...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Program Meeting

Neighborhood Watch

The Odessa Police Department will be having our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, February 22nd.

 

It will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm in one of the OPD classrooms.

 

We’re located at 205 N. Grant

 

It&am...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Up for Adoption - Scar:

Scar dog

Everyone meet Scar.  He is a handsome two year old male brindle pit!  

He is neutered, has his rabies shot, and is already micro-chipped!  Unfortunately, his original owner could not take him back home.  

Come by the Odes...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2022

OPD talks safety with kids

Grace Learning Center

McGruff the Crime Dog and the OPD Community Relations Unit paid a visit to Grace Kids Learning Center yesterday.

They talked about the importance of being safe!

Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter Currently Hiring!

Animal Shelter Job Openings Flyer

The Odessa Police Department's Animal Shelter is currently hiring for a few positions, click the link down below to apply!

https://odessatx.applicantpro.com/jobs/

 

 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Black History Month – Cpl. Michael Hamilton – Community Relations & OPD’s Best Dancer

Michael Hamilton

Between his big smile and his humor, Corporal Michael Hamilton puts you at ease right away.  He’s been with the Odessa Police Department for eight years and you will find him at many of our community events.

He’s OPD's “Best Dancer.”   Se...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Up for Adoption - Boston:

Boston Dog

Boston is a 6 month old male. He is such a cute puppy!
 
Sadly, he was found in a malnourished state, searching for food through a pile of trash in an alley.  Unfortunately, the person who found him could not keep him.  Come by th...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Up for Adoption – Daniel:

Daniel Dog

Daniel is a 1 year old male.  Handsome boy! 

He is chipped, and is looking for a forever home.  Daniel is still very much like a puppy!  He loves running around and is very playful, come by the Odessa Animal Shelter and ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Black History Month – Whitney Branch – 7 Years with OPD

Detective Whitney Branch

Detective Whitney Branch has worked for OPD for 7 years and is currently assigned to CID Persons Unit. Her primary responsibility is over the Sex Offender Registry. 

Detective Branch volunteers with the Special Olympics and is also a member of The...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

New Odessa Animal Shelter Progress

Major progress is being made on the new Odessa Animal Shelter.  Steel beams are now up and much of the concrete for the facility has been laid. 

It’s located right next to the current animal shelter at 910 West 42nd Street. &...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

More Counterfeit Criminals – Do you recognize these two?

Counterfeit Criminals

On 2-6-22, OPD responded to a Dollar General at 102 E. 52nd in reference to a forgery.  These two people bought items using counterfeit $100 bills on 1-17-22.

 

If you have any information about their whereabouts, please contact Detective ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Black History Month – Lt. Sherrie Carruth – 30 Years with OPD

LT Sherrie Carruth

Lt. Sherrie Carruth is one of our most Senior Officers.  She’s worked for the Odessa Police Department for almost 30 years!  It is her loyalty to our community that keeps her here year after year.  When you talk with her, you ca...

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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: December 20, 2021

Chief's Youth Basketball Throwndown

Youth Basketball Tournament

The Chief's 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Throwdown is coming up soon.

It's December 29th at the OHS Gym.  Registration starts at 7 am.  Game starts at 9 am.

6th-8th & 9tth-12th FREE

For more details, contact mhamilton@odess...

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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
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Counterfeit Check Tips for Businesses

1)    Ensure the amount of the check matches in figures and words.

2)    Inspect the account number and make sure the drawer’s signature looks natural.

3)    Make sure that the check is perforated on at ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Counterfeit Check Tips for Individuals

1)  Ensure the amount of the check matches in figures and words.

2)  Make sure that the check is perforated on at least one side.

3)  Inspect the check for additions, deletions, or other alterations.

4)  Be wary and talk t...

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Police Department Press Releases