The purpose of the Odessa Police Department Ride-Along Program is to encourage community involvement, educate the public, open lines of communication and build trust. The Program:
- Allows members of the public to directly observe police officers performing their duties.
- Promotes a better understanding of the challenges, risks and benefits of the Odessa Police Department’s role within the community.
- Is a safe and exciting way to get to know your police department.
All citizens who would like to participate in the Ride-Along Program can contact Lieutenant Tavarez at 432-335-3361 or Corporal LeSueur at 432-335-3322 for more information on how to sign up.