Recruits Cost of Living Support

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The Odessa Police Department provides a Cost of Living Support for Police Recruits.

  • Current Recruits in the Odessa Police Department Police Academy who reside within the city limits of Odessa, Texas, are offered Cost of Living Support in the amount of $1,400.00 per month from the initial hire date as a Recruit for the City of Odessa until the earlier of either of the following events:
    • Recruit promotes to an Officer for the Department; OR
    • An event of separation occurs
  • When the Recruit qualifies for Officer pay, the City will pay the Officer $700.00 per month as cost of living support until the earlier of either of the following events:
    • Officer completes the Field Training Program with the Department; OR
    • An event of separation occurs
  • Recruit/Officer will enter into a Reimbursement Agreement for Cost of Living Support with The City of Odessa. Terms and conditions of said Reimbursement Agreement are detailed therein and extend to five (5) years of continuous service to the City after successful completion of the Field Training Program.
  • In the event of employment separation where payback is required, Recruit/Officer and the City of Odessa will execute an unsecured promissory note to cover monies due the City.