Ride Along Program

Program Suspended

Due to the circumstances under COVID-19, the Odessa Police Department has suspended the Ride Along Program until further notice.  

However, we do have a virtual Ride Along, if you would like to view it, please click on the image down below to view. 


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Overview

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.