The Odessa Police Department is now accepting applications for the 25th Session of the Odessa Police Department Citizen’s Police Academy. The sixteen week academy begins Thursday, February 8, 2018 and will be held on Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. There are no fees for the classes.
The program is designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Odessa Police Department. Each class meets on a weekly basis at the Odessa Police Department. The instruction is comprehensive and covers different divisions each week.
The goal is to educate the public about the Odessa Police Department and to increase the rapport between citizens and police officers. Our hope is that graduates from the Citizen’s Police Academy become more aware and better informed of how the Odessa Police Department operates and that they will encourage other citizens to join.
The first 40 applications will be accepted for this session.The deadline for registration is Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5 p.m. If you are not accepted into this session, you are encouraged to re-apply when the next session is announced.