Patrol Division

OPD Front The Patrol Division has 139 uniformed officers and supervisors which comprises over 60% of the Department's authorized strength of 184. In 2021, the Patrol Division responded to approximately 127,258 calls for service. In order to effectively serve the citizens, the Patrol Division has made continuous efforts to maintain effective communication using modern technology and equipment.

All Patrol vehicles are equipped with Mobile Data Computers which link to the state and national crime computers and the Intranet which links to other Departmental units and the Records Unit. This allows the officers 24 hour real time information and instant updates.

The patrol units are also equipped with state of the art digital video equipment for the collection of evidence and racial profiling data.

3 Shift DeploymentOdessa Police Department vehicle interior with an officer utilizing computer equipment

OPD has three shifts:  days, evenings, and nights.  They are 10-hour shifts.  Each shift has an A squad and B squad.  When one squad is working, the other squad is off.

Each shift gets two training days a month.  Each squad has two weekends off a month.