Special Operations Bureau

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The Special Operations Bureau was created by Chief Timothy Burton in 2009 and is under the command of Deputy Chief Lou Orras with the assistance of Captain Wes Carta. The bureau is comprised of the Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Services Division.

Deputy Chief Orras and Captain Carta also oversee the Crisis Negotiation Team. The duties of the bureau range from follow-up of investigations to the storage of evidence and filing of all police reports. The personnel assigned to the bureau are committed to making Odessa a safer place to live.

Special Services Division

Criminal Investigations


Deputy Chief Lou Orras
Office: 432-335-3315


Captain Wes Carta
Office: 432-335-3343