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Posted on: November 22, 2022

A Time to be Thankful - Corporal Steve LeSueur

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Corporal Steve LeSueur has been with the Odessa Police Department for 12.5 years. You have probably seen him at our community events!

Cpl. LeSueur says that he is thankful for family, friends, and freedom.

Ham, Potatoes, Casserole, and Banana Cream Pie are ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Career Day

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Cameron Dual Language Elementary School held Career Day this morning, and OPD made sure to attend! 

Students got the opportunity to ask questions and watch various demonstrations. It makes us proud that so many are interested in joining law enforc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

A Special Lunch

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Today, Fuente De Vida Church held a First Responder Luncheon. First Responders could sit down and eat, or take a to-go plate. 

Fuente De Vida Church was also kind enough to bring some boxes to the Odessa Police Department!

Thank you Fuente De Vida ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

November Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Tuesday, November 29th in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant) at 7:00 pm.

The focus will be on "Impaired Driving Prevention". MCH, MCAC, and OPD will all be giving presentations.

We hope you will join us: h...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving from OPD!

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We hope you have a great holiday!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Thanksgiving Closure

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed from November 24th - 28th for Thanksgiving day and the holiday weekend. 

The shelter will reopen on Tuesday, November 29th.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Holiday Travel Tips

Holiday Travel Tips PSA

Many of us travel during the Holidays. Here are some Holiday travel tips from OPD that can help keep you and your home safe:

1.  Never leave clues that you are on vacation such as social media posts.

2. Have a trusted friend or neighbor collect mai...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2022

A Time to be Thankful - Sergeant Casey Reed

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Sergeant Casey Reed has been in law enforcement for 22 years, with 19 of those years spent working with the Odessa Police Department. 

When asked what he is thankful for, Sgt. Reed says he is thankful for God, his family, and his service dog, Tex ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2022

TODAY - Odessa Animal Shelter Closed

Nov 19 Shelter Closed

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed on Saturday, November 19th, due to internet and phone security upgrades.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Closed

Nov 19 Shelter Closed

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed on Saturday, November 19th, due to internet and phone security upgrades.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

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The Odessa Police Department will be participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. Citizens can drop off new, unwrapped toys by placing them in the barrels located in front lobby of the Odessa Police Department. 

All donations must be brough...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

TODAY - Pups on the Patio

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event TODAY, Friday, November 18th, at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5 pm to 8 pm. The adoption fee is $27, cash only.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

TOMORROW - Pups on the Patio

Pups on the Patio Nov 18

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Friday, November 18th, at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5 pm to 8 pm. The adoption fee is $27, cash only.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Have you visited OPD's Monument?

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The Odessa Peace Officers Memorial Foundation presented this monument, a statue depicting Saint Michael the Archangel with a fallen officer, in honor and memory of the five fallen Odessa Police Department officers:

- Corporal John Scott Gardner

- Corporal A...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Pups on the Patio

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Friday, November 18th, at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5 pm to 8 pm. The adoption fee is $27, cash only.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a pet adoption event at Music City Mall's annual Santa Landing this Saturday, November 19th! 

The pet adoption event begins at 9 AM at Music City Mall and there is an adoption fee of $27 cash only...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Caught on Camera – Theft of Property

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Do you recognize this person? This suspect stole approximately $22,000 worth of parts from Nationwide Trailers, located at 7901 East IH-20. 

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or knows anything about this investigation is encouraged to contact Det...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Toy Drive

Shelter Toy Drive 2022 Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter is participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. For every 5 toys donated, you will receive a free microchip OR $10 off the pet adoption fee.

Toys must be new and unwrapped. The shelter is accepting donations until Monday, D...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

OPD Toy Drive 2022

The Odessa Police Department will be participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. Citizens can drop off new, unwrapped toys by placing them in the barrels located in front lobby of the Odessa Police Department. 
All donations must be brough...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

November Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Tuesday, November 29th in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant) at 7:00 pm.

The focus will be on "Impaired Driving Prevention". MCH, MCAC, and OPD will all be giving presentations.

We hope you will join us: h...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Caught on Camera – Burglary of a Building

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Do you recognize this person? This suspect burglarized a storage shed located in the 2400 block of Keystone and stole two Kasa cameras.

 Anyone who recognizes this suspect is encouraged to contact Ofc. B. Cordero at 432-335-4615 or Odessa Crime St...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day 2022

Happy Veterans Day! We want to thank all Veterans for their service. 

We're also proud of those here at OPD who have served our country and continue to work hard to protect our community.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

TODAY - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at the Odessa Jackalopes game on Friday, November 11th at the Ector County Coliseum.
The event will be from 6PM to 8PM (or intermission) and there is an adoption fee of $27 CASH ONLY.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

A Kind Gesture

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Today, Caitlyn Bradstreet brought our officers at OPD lots of delicious cookies. 
Thank you, Caitlyn! We will always appreciate the support we receive from our community.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2022

TODAY - Pups on the Patio

Nov. Bubbas Adoption

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Pups on the Patio adoption event on Saturday, November 12th, at Bubba's 33 (6153 E. Hwy 191) from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

TOMORROW - Pups on the Patio

Nov. Bubbas Adoption

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Pups on the Patio adoption event on Saturday, November 12th, at Bubba's 33 (6153 E. Hwy 191) from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

OPD Veterans - Corporal James Kiper

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Meet another one of our veterans, Corporal James Kiper. He has been with the Odessa Police Department for 8 years and spent 6 of those years on the Honor Guard.

Cpl. Kiper served 13 years in the U.S. Army, and was a Military Policeman. He served in Afghani...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Hometown Heroes Breakfast

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St. John’s Episcopal School held its annual "Hometown Heroes Breakfast" this morning. Breakfast, cards, and other goodies were given to our local First Responders.

Thank you for your kindness and support!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2022

TODAY - Odessa Animal Shelter Closed

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed on Saturday, November 12th, due to internet and phone security upgrades. 
The "Pups on the Patio" event will still be held this evening at Bubba's 33 from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Closed

Nov 12 Shelter Closed

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed on Saturday, November 12th, due to internet and phone security upgrades. 

The "Pups on the Patio" event will still be held this Saturday at Bubba's 33 from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Toy Drive

Shelter Toy Drive 2022 Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter is participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. For every 5 toys donated, you will receive a free microchip OR $10 off the pet adoption fee.
Toys must be new and unwrapped. The shelter is accepting donations until Monday, D...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2022

A Special Meal

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Diamondback Energy held its Annual "Honor & Serve" luncheon today. The Odessa Chuck Wagon Gang provided delicious food for our first responders. 

The luncheon is a way to show appreciation for those that serve the community. ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

November Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Tuesday, November 29th in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant) at 7:00 pm.
The focus will be on "Impaired Driving Prevention". MCH, MCAC, and OPD will all be giving presentations.
We hope you will join us.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2022

OPD Veterans - Cpl. Michael Hamilton

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We have many veterans at the Odessa Police Department. Among them is Corporal Michael Hamilton, who has worked at OPD for 8 years.

Cpl. M. Hamilton served in the U.S. Army for 6 ½ years. He was on active duty for 5 years and in the National Guard for 1 ½. ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Caught on Camera – Left Without Paying

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Do you recognize this person? This suspect stole a 12-pack of beer and 6-pack of soda from the Stripes located at 1300 East 8th Street. The suspect then exited the store without making any attempt to pay. 

Anyone who recognizes this person is enco...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2022

OPD Veterans - Corporal Saman Mariwany

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Another veteran that we are very grateful to have working with us is Corporal Saman Mariwany, who has been with the Odessa Police Department for two years.

Cpl. Mariwany served 4 years in the U.S. Army and is currently serving with the Texas National Guard...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2022

OPD Veterans - Lieutenant Randy Vest

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We have many veterans that help our community. This includes Lieutenant Randy Vest, who has been with the Odessa Police Department for 14 years.

Lieutenant Vest was in the U.S. Army for 10 years. He served in several different positions during that 10 year...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2022

OPD Veterans - Corporal Stephen Lofton

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We're very proud of those who have served our country and continue to protect our community. Corporal Stephen Lofton has worked with the Odessa Police Department for 6 ½ years as an Instructor, Training Officer, and a part of SWAT.

Cpl. Lofton served in th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Jackalopes Adoption Nov Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at the Odessa Jackalopes game on Friday, November 11th at the Ector County Coliseum.
The event will be from 6PM to 8PM (or intermission) and there is an adoption fee of $27 CASH ONLY.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2022

OPD Veterans - Officer Anissa Marquez

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Officer Anissa Marquez has been with the Odessa Police Department for 4.5 years. She is an Animal Control Officer and one of the many veterans that work at OPD. 

Officer Marquez served honorably for 5 years as a Military Police Officer in the U.S....

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

OPD Veterans - Sgt. Yuri Herrera

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Sergeant Yuri Herrera has been with the Odessa Police Department for 8 years. She is among many veterans in the department that have served our country. 
Sgt. Herrera served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years. She fought in Operation Enduring Freedom a...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Pups on the Patio

Nov. Bubbas Adoption

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Pups on the Patio adoption event on Saturday, November 12th, at Bubba's 33 (6153 E. Hwy 191) from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Toy Drive

Shelter Toy Drive 2022 Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter is participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. For every 5 toys donated, you will receive a free microchip OR $10 off the pet adoption fee.
Toys must be new and unwrapped.

Read on...

Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Stem Academy Community Fair

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Yesterday, OPD, OFR, and Dispatch were at the Stem Academy Community Fair. There was food, games, and pie-eating contests!
We are always grateful to be invited to these community events. 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Quarterly Service Awards

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Congratulations to OPD Corporals Leslie Goodson and Yolanda Rincon-Medrano! They were awarded for going above and beyond their duties as investigators. 

In addition to the cases they are assigned to investigate daily, Corporals Goodson and Rincon-...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2022

TODAY - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Nov. Circle P Adoption Event

Today, November 5th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at Circle P. Ranch Supply (6200 N. Golder) from 9am to 2pm. The adoption fee is $27 and is cash only.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Nov. Circle P Adoption Event

This Saturday, November 5th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at Circle P. Ranch Supply (6200 N. Golder) from 9am to 2pm. The adoption fee is $27 and is cash only.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive

OPD Toy Drive 2022

The Odessa Police Department will be participating in the 2022 Salvation Army Toy Drive. Citizens can drop off new, unwrapped toys by placing them in the barrels located in front lobby of the Odessa Police Department. 
All donations must be brough...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Nov. Circle P Adoption Event

This Saturday, November 5th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at Circle P. Ranch Supply (6200 N. Golder) from 9am to 2pm. The adoption fee is $27 and is cash only. 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2022

30th Anniversary at OPD

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Today makes 30 years for Deputy Chief Robert Doporto at the Odessa Police Department. 
He's worked in Patrol, Narcotics, the K9 Unit, Professional Standards Unit, Street Crimes Unit, and Criminal Investigations. As Deputy Chief, he overse...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Meet Corporal Anthony Martinez

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Corporal Anthony Martinez has been with the Odessa Police Department for three years. 

Corporal A. Martinez became a Police Officer because it was what he always wanted to do since High School. He says that as a Police Officer, you can help people...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

TODAY - Pet Adoption & Fundraiser Event

Jordan Way Adoption Event

Today, November 1st, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event during Jordan's Way and Dog Rescue R Us' fundraiser event.

The adoption event will be at Diamonds Bar (1551 JBS Parkway) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. As always, ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

Treats on the Streets

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The Odessa Police Department was among the many businesses that participated in last night's Treats on The Streets. 

There were lots of people dressed up for trick-or-treating. We especially enjoy seeing the cop costumes! 

We look...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

OPD/OFR Trunk-or-Treat 2022

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Yesterday was our annual OPD/OFR Trunk-or-Treat. This year, it took place at the Central Fire Station. It was a day full of fun and many creative costumes.

We had a great turnout. Our officers always enjoy meeting the community that they serve!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween from the Odessa Police Department!

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Here are some safety tips for trick-or-treating:
- Walk on sidewalks, not in the street. Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars and cross only at intersections. If you are driving, make sure to drive slowly and safely. Children are twi...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

So Many Treats!

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Here's last night's Trunk-or-Treat event at Grace Christian Fellowship church. OPD and OFR handed out candy to everyone that attended. We enjoyed seeing all of the awesome costumes!

Thank you Grace Christian Fellowship for inviting us! We...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Sunday Fun at Gooberfest

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Yesterday afternoon, a Trunk-or-Treat called Gooberfest took place at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. 

Father Joe Barbieri at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church is a chaplain for the police department and fire department. He says tha...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Special Event for Local Law Enforcement

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Today, the 2022 Axon Roadshow paid a visit to the Odessa Police Department. 

Local law enforcement agencies had the opportunity to watch live demonstrations and interact with the latest technology that would help save lives and improve fighting cr...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Car Pedestrian Crash

On October 27th, 2022, just after 1 am, The Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to a car Pedestrian crash in the 2400 block of W I-20 in the east bound lanes. Evidence and witness statements confirm that a White 2020 International Tr...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Meet Corporal Mathew Ramirez

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Corporal Mathew Ramirez has been with OPD for three years. He became a police officer to help mentor and give guidance to the youth. He also wants to be a positive role model in the community.

Corporal M. Ramirez was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.&...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2022

10 Most Common Toxins

10 Most Common Dog Cat Toxins

We want to remind everyone about some common toxins that can be dangerous to dogs and cats. 
Chocolate and glowsticks, which are very common around Halloween, should not be ingested or chewed on by animals.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2022

12 Strays of Halloween

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Today is the last stray of Halloween. Each day, we opened a new window to reveal a dog or cat that was available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. We updated the photo daily to show which animals were adopted.

The 12h stray of Halloween is Smiley. Smiley is a ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 11th stray of Halloween is Mazzi. She is a male cat who wants to be adopted into a loving fami...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 10th stray of Halloween is Sadie. Sadie is a female lab mix that wants to make her adoptive fa...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2022

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Here are some tips to help keep everyone safe during Halloween:
- Walk on sidewalks, not in the street. Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars and cross only at intersections. If you are driving, make sure to drive slowly and safely. C...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

TOMORROW - Halloween in the Park

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Saturday, October 29th, at Noel Heritage Park (301 W. 5th St.) from 4 pm to 7 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Chance & Friends for Odessa Police Department

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The cute plushies you see in the photos are a part of PetSmart's program, Chance & Friends. For every $5 plush that is bought, $1 is donated to the local community. 

OPD often has these plushies available for free at our various event...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 9th stray of Halloween is Millie. Millie is a female Blue Heeler/Lab mix needing a forever hom...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Caught on Camera - Left Without Paying

Crime fighters, do you recognize this man? The theft suspect was observed stealing over $600 in merchandise from the H-E-B located at 2501 W. University. He threw the stolen goods into the back of a red Ram 1500 truck before taking off. 

If you ha...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Halloween in the Park

Halloween in the Park 2022

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Saturday, October 29th, at Noel Heritage Park (301 W. 5th St.) from 4 pm to 7 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

Honoring Officer Steve Nothem #1070

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Service is set for today for Carrollton Police Officer Steve Nothem.

On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, Officer Steve Nothem with the Carrollton Texas Police Department was backing up another officer on a DWI investigation when he was hit by a passing driver. O...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2022

TODAY - Pups on the Patio

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Thursday, October 27th, at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5 pm to 8 pm.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 8th stray of Halloween is Kitten, a cat looking for a forever home! Kitten wants a best friend...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Halloween Safety

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Concerns about "Rainbow Fentanyl" are circulating on social media.  At this point, the Odessa Police Department has not seen any Rainbow Fentanyl but it always pays to be cautious.

How to make trick-or-treating safe?

Tell children not to ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Meet Sergeant Robert Carruth

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Sergeant Robert Carruth has been with the Odessa Police Department for 21 years. He is currently in OPD's drone unit. 
Sergeant Carruth grew up in Andrews, Texas, and served three years in the Navy. 
Thank you Sergeant Carruth for...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

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We want to thank Safe Place of the Permian Basin and Crisis Center of West Texas for speaking at last night's Neighborhood Watch Meeting.

The topic of this meeting was domestic violence awareness. The presentation covered the different types of ab...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Trunk or Treat at Bubba's 33

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It was a fun day full of games and candy at yesterday's Trunk or Treat at Bubba's 33. We enjoyed seeing everyone's creative costumes!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

Caught on Camera - Stolen Vehicle

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Do you recognize this couple? The male subject stole the Music City Mall's groundskeeper's white Dodge Ram pick-up truck and took the groundskeeper's wallet too.

If you have any information, please contact Detective R. Jones at 4...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

TOMORROW - Pups on the Patio

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event on Thursday, October 27th, at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5 pm to 8 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Training the Next Generation

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Corporal Michael Stewart has been working with the Odessa Police Department for 15 years. He has been teaching the recruits transportation code, crash investigation, and as we saw yesterday, how to direct traffic.

He feels that hands-on training helps recr...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

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Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 7th stray of Halloween is Jade. Jade is a female cat that likes long naps and warm blankets. S...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

Red Ribbon Week 2022

Corporals LeSueur & Hamilton spoke to students at Harmony Science Academy Odessa and Odessa Christian School about Drug & Alcohol Abuse Awareness, Halloween Safety Reminders, and Anti-Bullying Awareness.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Closed

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The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed this Wednesday, October 26th, 2022.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

TODAY - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

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This month's neighborhood watch meeting will be on October 25th at 7:00 pm in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant). Crisis Center of West Texas and Safe Place of the Permian Basin will be giving presentations on domestic violence and spreadi...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 25, 2022

TODAY - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Trunk or Treat Adopt 2022

On Tuesday, October 25th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Trunk or Treat adoption event at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5pm to 8pm! 
We hope to see you there!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - $5 Cat Vaccinations

Cat Halloween Special 2022

The Odessa Animal Shelter is holding a holiday special! Until the end of October, cat vaccinations will only be $5. Use this great deal to get your pets up-to-date on their vaccinations. 

Vaccinations are important to keep your furry friends safe ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness

MarshallOct2022

During October, you will see many of our officers wearing pink badges to spread breast cancer awareness. According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Corporal Marshall Williams wears...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

Halloween Calendar 2022 (5)

Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.
The 6th stray of Halloween is Tart. What a sweet face! Tart is a male kitten looking for a forever...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

TOMORROW - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Oct

This month's neighborhood watch meeting will be on October 25th at 7:00 pm in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant). Crisis Center of West Texas and Safe Place of the Permian Basin will be giving presentations on domestic violence and spreading awaren...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Trunk or Treat Adopt 2022

On Tuesday, October 25th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Trunk or Treat adoption event at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5pm to 8pm! 
We hope to see you there!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Closed Oct. 26th

Animal Shelter Closed

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be closed this Wednesday, October 26th, 2022.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2022

Red Ribbon Week 2022

Red Ribbon Week 2022

Throughout the week, Corporals LeSueur & Hamilton will speak at several schools on the importance of drug & alcohol abuse awareness.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

Halloween Calendar 2022 (4)

Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 5th stray of Halloween is Bambi. Bambi is a male shepherd mix who is looking for a best friend...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness

TommyOct

Sergeant Tommy Jones is one of the many officers who wear a pink badge to honor those that have been through the tough battle that is breast cancer. 
He agrees that it is important to raise awareness on breast cancer, even past the month of Octobe...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

Halloween Calendar 2022 (3)

Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 4th stray of Halloween is Rolo. Rolo is a male shepherd/husky mix who wants to be adopted and ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

Halloween Calendar 2022 (2)

Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 3rd stray of Halloween is Pumkin. Isn't that a perfect name for Autumn? Pumkin is a f...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

OPD Father & Son Duo

JoeGalindos

It's not every day that you see a family working side-by-side fighting crime! Corporal Joe Galindo Junior (pictured to the right) and his son Corporal Joe Galindo (pictured to the left) are a part of the Odessa Police Department's K9/SWA...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Government and Public Safety Day

ChiefandOfficers

Chief Michael Gerke, Captain John Sikes, Sergeant Tommy Jones, and Corporal Marshall Williams all attended Government and Public Safety Day hosted by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and met with Leadership Odessa to give some insight into OPD. 

The...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

K-9 Randy showed off his skills today!

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Randy is one of our K-9’s here at the Odessa Police Department. He is a Belgian Malinois and was named after Randi Spencer, an Odessa teen, who raised nearly 35-thousand dollars to help the department. K-9 Randy trains every day to keep his crim...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Odessa Police Department - A Special Visit!

ComplexCredit2022

Today, Complex Community Federal Credit Union presented our officers at the Odessa Police Department with lots of goodies. 

We always appreciate the support we get from the community. Thank you Complex Community Federal Credit Union for your gener...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

Halloween Calendar 2022 (1)

Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo.

The 2nd stray of Halloween is Shirley. She is a female lab mix who wants to be adopted into a lovi...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Odessa Police Department - Drone Demonstration at Career Day

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Today was a special day for students and teachers at IDEA Yukon . At the school's career day, Sergeant R. Carruth demonstrated the drone OPD uses and answered any questions about it.The drone is a very helpful tool when it comes to gathering key ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - 12 Strays of Halloween

Halloween Calendar 2022 12

Each day, we will open a new window to reveal a dog or cat that is available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. If an animal is adopted, we will update the photo. 

The 1st stray of Halloween is Ms. Lilly. She is a female mixed breed who is looking for ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Citizen's Police Academy

Citizen's Police Academy

Have you ever wanted to learn more about what the Odessa Police Department does?  Here's your chance to get up close and personal with our officers.  The Citizens Police Academy is a 12-week program designed to give the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Trunk or Treat Adopt 2022

On Tuesday, October 25th, the Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding a Trunk or Treat adoption event at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) from 5pm to 8pm! 

We hope to see you there!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - All animals need a home

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Samantha says that she has loved cats her whole life. She and Eric decided it was time to get some fur babies, but chose to adopt instead of shop. In Samantha's words, "All animals need a home."

Samantha and Eric both agreed that these t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Caught on Camera - You didn't pay for those!

We are asking our community for help. Do you recognize these two men? They stole several items at the United Supermarket located at 2751 N. County Road West. 

If you have any information, please contact Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and re...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

National Boss's Day

Chief Michael Gerke

Happy National Boss's Day to our amazing leader!  Chief Gerke goes above and beyond for our community, officers and civilian employees here at OPD.  Chief, we know how lucky we are to have you and don't take it for gran...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Caught on Camera - Stealing Cash

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Do you recognize this man? He went behind the counter and stole money from the cash register of Family Dollar.

 If you have any information, please contact Detective T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Prevent a Theft

Lock up your guns

A simple reminder from the Odessa Police Department to lock up your guns!  Thieves are watching and waiting.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Fall Festival Animal Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at McKinney Park (625 W Pool Rd) on Saturday, October 15th, from 1pm to 5pm. The adoption fee is $27 and it is CASH ONLY.

We hope you add a furry friend or two to your family!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Jackalopes Adoption Oct

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at the Odessa Jackalopes game on Saturday, October 15th at the Ector County Coliseum. 
The event will be from 6PM to halftime and there is an adoption fee of $27 CASH ONLY.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Ms. Lilly NEEDS a home!

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Ms. Lilly is still looking for a forever home! She is the sweetest girl you will ever meet and will make a great companion. Will you be the one to adopt her?

Come and meet Ms. Lilly at the Odessa Animal Shelter today. You can also find more information abo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness

Captain Jerry Harvell

Captain Jerry Harvell is also sporting a pink badge this month.  He wears it to honor the wife of an OPD Lieutenant who fought breast cancer. 

Today, we also want to address some of the "Breast Cancer Myths," according to the Na...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Oct

This month's neighborhood watch meeting will be on October 25th at 7:00 pm in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant). Crisis Center of West Texas and Safe Place of the Permian Basin will be giving presentations on domestic violence and spreading awaren...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Emotional Abuse flyer

There are many types of abuse. However, some are less seen than others. Throughout this month, we want to provide more information on domestic violence. 
Remember that help is out there. Scan the QR code for available shelters, financial aid, coun...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2022

Don't forget your keys!

9 PM Lockup Routine

Prevent yourself from becoming a victim of theft. Here are some tips to help keep you safe and reduce the risk of theft:

-Always lock your vehicle and take your keys

-Never leave your car running and unattended

-Park in a well-lit area

-Take valuables with yo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness

Steve LeSueur

Corporal Steve LeSueur is among the Odessa Police Officers sporting a pink badge.  His aunt died from breast cancer and he wears it in her honor.

His mom also fought Thyroid Cancer.  She went through Radioactive Iodine Therapy and fortuna...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - So Cute!

Kitten Halloween 1

This kitten's got her costume ready and is looking for a dress-up buddy!

There are many wonderful animals waiting for you to take them home! Check here to see which dogs and cats are up for adoption:

https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Jackalopes Adoption Oct

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at the Odessa Jackalopes game on Saturday, October 15th at the Ector County Coliseum. 
The event will be from 6PM to halftime and there is an adoption fee of $27 CASH ONLY.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Fall Festival Animal Flyer

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be holding an adoption event at McKinney Park (625 W Pool Rd) on Saturday, October 15th, from 1pm to 5pm. The adoption fee is $27 and it is CASH ONLY.
We hope you add a furry friend or two to your family!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness

Detective Holly Hughes

This month is meaningful for Detective Holly Hughes as well. Her mom is a breast cancer survivor.Her mom’s best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away. That prompted Holly’s mom to get checked out.&am...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

No Typical Victim Flyer

October is a time to spread awareness of domestic violence. As we continue throughout this month, please remember that help is available. 

Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence. Remember that you are not alone and that there is support out t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - MJ Needs a First Mate!

MJ Halloween dog

MJ is a female shepherd mix looking for a forever home. She will make a great addition to your family!

 You can see all of the dogs and cats that are up for adoption on this page:

https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoption

 W...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter

Odessa Animal Shelter

Adopt a furry friend today!  Here's a look at animals up for adoption: https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoption

We are always working to encourage people to spay and neuter their pets.  Another way to keep our fu...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Corporal Mike Troglin

You may have noticed that many of our OPD officers are wearing pink badges.  They're doing that in honor of "Breast Cancer Awareness Month."  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer i...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 10, 2022

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

The overall objective of "World Mental Health Day" is to raise awareness of mental health issues worldwide and to mobilize efforts to support mental health.

The day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Thank You Champion X and Sewell

New Smoker

Two companies pitched in to donate something special for the Odessa Police Department.  This afternoon, Champion X and Sewell presented OPD with this new BBQ smoker.  It will be used at our community events such as OPD's Block P...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Victim Reactions Flyer

As sad as it may be to look at, it's important to shed light on this problem so that those struggling in an abusive situation realize they are being mistreated and seek the help they need. Everyone should be aware of the signs of domestic violenc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Stealing Meat

Meat Suspect

Do you recognize this man?  He was caught on camera taking $357.81 worth of meats from United on E. 42nd.  
 
If you have any information, please contact Detective T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Manny's got his costume ready!

Manny Halloween dog

Manny is looking for a friend who will watch his favorite Broadway shows with him. Will you take this furry gentleman home? 

There are many dogs and cats at the Odessa Animal Shelter waiting to be adopted. Conveniently, you can see which animals a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2022

TONIGHT - National Night Out 2022!

National Night Out 2022

Millions of Americans will take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities tonight from 6-8pm. OPD would like to thank all twenty-one locations in Odessa that will be participating this evening. The Odessa Police Department, Odessa Fire Re...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2022

TODAY - Texas Scholars Agency Fair

Texas Scholar Shelter Flyer

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Texas Scholar Agency fair at Odessa College. The event will be from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. 

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be there to talk about what they do and the opportunities for hours that apply to t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Event

DVAM Chief Gerke

The Crisis Center of West Texas and Safe Place of the Permian Basin held a special event today acknowledging Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 
Chief Gerke was among the many speakers raising awareness. "If you see something, say something. ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Caught Stealing - Man throws rocks at business

Burglary subject

Once again, we are asking for your help in a case. Crime fighters, can you identify this male subject?

On 9/25/22, a man broke inside a DK on 2700 Andrews HWY by throwing rocks at the glass, and stole a 12 pack of Corona. 

If you have any informati...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Power and Control Wheel 2022

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout the month, we will be sharing information on Domestic Violence to spread awareness and help those that may be struggling. 

The Power and Control wheel is a diagram that shows the multiple ta...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Purrfect!

Halloween gray cat

This cute kitty, along with many other dogs and cats, are available for adoption!

 If you're looking to add a fur baby to your family, we hope you'll check at the Odessa Animal Shelter. We've made it easy to look online ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Caught on Camera - You didn't pay for that!

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Crime fighters, we are asking for your help in identifying these two shoplifters.

On 9/6/22 at around 4:00 pm, a man and woman stole a Dewalt radio valued at $325.00 from the Cash America Pawn shop located at 2227 N. County Rd West. 

If you have an...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

TOMORROW - National Night Out!

National Night Out 2022

National Night Out is Tuesday, October 4th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We're so excited to visit your neighborhood's block party!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and partic...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Look at that smile!

Lilly Halloween

Ms. Lilly is still up for adoption! Won't you take this sweet girl home and make her a part of your family? She likes treats and enjoys long walks at the park.

You can see all of the dogs and cats that are available through this convenient webpage...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2022

National Night Out 2022!

National Night Out 2022

National Night Out is Tuesday, October 4th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We're so excited to visit your neighborhood's block party!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and partic...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2022

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Cycle of Violence 2022

Today begins Domestic Violence Awareness Month. While it can be a difficult topic, it is important to spread awareness in order to help those that may be affected, and to remind survivors that they are not alone in their struggles. Throughout the month, w...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month - Mario Baeza

Baeza Photo

Detective Mario Baeza has been a part of the Odessa Police Department for 27 years. Currently, he works in OPD's Children's Crime Unit. He is fluent in Spanish and can read and write in it, which makes him a great asset to our department...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2022

DEADLINE 5PM TODAY - Registrations for National Night Out 2022

National Night Out

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to sign up for this year’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 6-8 pm. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 30th at 5 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month - Felipe Cobos

Cobos Photo

Today we want to introduce you to F.T.O. (Field Training Officer) Corporal Felipe Cobos, who has been working at the Odessa Police Department for nearly 7 years. He also works on OPD's SWAT team!

He says what he loves about the Hispanic culture ar...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Milly is looking for a forever home

Fall Milly

Did you know a cat as early as five-months-old can have kittens? Milly's mom was not spayed and because there was no room for him, he was owner surrendered. This is why it is always important to spay/neuter your pets, so that these innocent furba...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

DEADLINE TOMORROW - Registrations for National Night Out 2022

National Night Out

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to sign up for this year’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 6-8 pm. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 30th at 5 pm.
Click Here to Fill out...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Vehicle Stolen

Juvenile1

We know these images may not be the best quality, however, it hasn't stopped our Crime Fighters in the past from solving cases.  Our detectives are hoping someone knows something about these two people, who are believed to be juveniles, ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Ms. Lilly is ready for fall!

Lilly dog

This is Ms. Lilly, a female mixed breed who is ready to make someone smile as big as she does! 
She and many other adorable dogs and cats are waiting to be adopted. You can see who is available through this web page:
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month - Connie Sims

Connie Photo

Meet Connie Sims, an Analytic Specialist for the Chief's Office who has been working at the Odessa Police Department for 25 years.
As an analyst, Connie creates statistical reports by collecting, analyzing, and presenting data using a variety of s...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Thank You!

Special Delivery

Our officers were all smiles today after being presented gift baskets and goodies from the Ector County Republican Women.  

We are truly grateful for the community support we receive from groups and citizens!  THANK YOU!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2022

TONIGHT - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Adoption Sept 27

Looking for a furry addition to your family? Look no further! The Odessa Animal Shelter is holding an adoption event at Bubba's (6153 TX-191) TONIGHT from 5pm to 8pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month - Sergeant Sam Chavez

Sam Chavez

Sergeant Chavez has been with the Odessa Police Department for 15 years.  Currently, he's a Supervisor with the Patrol Division.
 
"My goal is to lead others in this fight against evil.  Times are tough right now and we must ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Chief Mike Gerke Honored

The City of Odessa believes it's important to recognize people for their hard work and dedication.  Today, City Manager Michael Marrero presented Chief Mike Gerke with a special "Certificate of Recognition" for his 25 years of ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Yadhira photo

Meet Yadhira Lerma, an administrative assistant for our Field Operations Bureau. She has been working at OPD for almost 19 years. She is fluent in Spanish and is always there to help translate!

Yadhira recognizes the strength that Hispanics have when movin...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Keeping You Informed

Keeping You Informed

There are concerns online about a body found in a dumpster.
 
It all started when a 47-year-old woman started digging through a dumpster around 6 am on the 500 block of West 42nd. She told officers about 25 minutes later, a garbage truck came, pick...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 26, 2022

TOMORROW - Local Hero Night 2022

Local Hero Night 2022

Local Hero Night will be held on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, at Chik-fil-A Odessa Town Center (3805 E. 42nd Street) from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 
The community will have a chance to interact with our local first responders! We hope to see you there!...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Cigarette Crime!

Cigarette Suspect

Look closely!  Do you recognize this woman?  OPD needs your help identifying her.

She went to the Walgreens at 1305 W University on 9/6/22, got behind the counter and stole several cartons of cigarettes.  That&rsquo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Adoption Event

Join us for our next Adoption Event taking place this Sunday, September 25th. 
10 am to 1 pm
Crunch Fitness - 2008 E. 42nd
CASH ONLY - $27

Stop by and adopt one of the many loving animals looking for a forever home!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Cordero Swat

Today, we're showcasing Detective Brian Cordero who's been working for OPD for almost seven years.
Detective Cordero is fluent in Spanish which is a skill that is beneficial in our community! Spanish was his first language, so he knows fi...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter September Shot Clinic

Shot Clinic

The Odessa Animal Shelter (910 W. 42nd) will be holding their September Shot Clinic in the West parking lot on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Remember that it is CASH ONLY and DRIVE-THROUGH ONLY.

Make sure that your furry friends are u...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Donny Swat

Hispanic Heritage Month
 
Today, we want to introduce you to Detective Donny Rocha who has been working at the Odessa Police Department for almost 10 years. 
 
He has spent the last five years working as a Homicide Detective. It can...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Sgt Vallejo photo

This week, we want to highlight Sergeant Eddie Vallejo who has been working at the Odessa Police Department for almost 30 years.

Sgt. Vallejo is proud of his Hispanic roots. He believes everyone should celebrate and be proud of their heritage!

He is fluent ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Odessa - Howdy Y'all!

Odessa Mural 1

As our OPD officers patrol the streets, it's always nice to see wonderful, new things going up in our city.  Here's a look at a new mural not far from the Odessa Police Department.  The beautiful artwork is located on L...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Fatal Head-On Crash

Fatal Crash

On September 21, 2022, at around 7:06 am, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue were dispatched to a major accident on the North Service Road at the 8200 block of I-20.

The investigation revealed that a white 2012 Ford F-250 was heading eastbound on the Nor...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Adoption Event

Join us for our next Adoption Event taking place this Sunday, September 25th.

10 am to 1 pm

Crunch Fitness - 2008 E. 42nd

CASH ONLY - $27

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

A Special Visit and Kind Words!

Target group

Today, Target Asset Protection stopped by the Odessa Police Department and presented our officers with goodies and a lovely sign expressing their gratitude. 
We always appreciate the outstanding support from the community! Thank you Target of Odes...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2022

TONIGHT - Neighborhood Watch Meeting!

Neighborhood Watch Sept 2022

The Odessa Police Department will hold a Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th, in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant), beginning at 7 pm.
 
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a simple neighbor-helping-neighbor program that has assisted...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - SEPTEMBER SHOT CLINIC!

Shot Clinic

Pets are a part of the family, so keep them safe and healthy! The September Shot Clinic will be held at the Odessa Animal Shelter (910 W. 42nd) in the West parking lot on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Remember that it is CASH ONLY and...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Helping an Officer Fighting Cancer

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The owners of Vagabond Brazilian Jiu Jitsu stopped by the Odessa Police Department this morning. Josh Olliff and Ruben Hernandez presented Corporal Michael Troglin with a $2500 check.

Recently, they held a fundraiser at their gym for Corporal Troglin who&a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Local Hero Night 2022

Local Hero Night 2022

Local Hero Night will be held on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, at Chik-fil-A Odessa Town Center (3805 E. 42nd Street) from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. 
The community will have a chance to interact with our local first responders!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

TOMORROW - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Sept 2022

The Odessa Police Department will hold a Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th, in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant), beginning at 7 pm.
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a simple neighbor-helping-neighbor program that has assisted in reduci...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Hey, you didn't pay for those Ribs!!!!

Meat Suspect

OPD needs your help identifying this man who was caught on camera stealing several slabs of ribs.  He left without paying for them.  The incident happened on 8/29/2022 at United Supermarkets at 1350 E. 8th Street.
If you have any informat...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Do you have any information?

Suspect

On 9/10/2022 officers responded to the area of Bruce Ave and Fitch Ave in reference to an auto burglary call. The investigation revealed that this person had broken into one vehicle and had attempted to break into several more.

He's described as a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Vaccination and Microchip Clinic

Fix West Texas

Pets in need pay what you can!

A vaccination and microchip clinic will be held Sunday, September 18th at Sherwood Park from 9 am - 11 am.  It is being hosted by Fix West Texas.

For more information go to www.fixwesttexas.org.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

TOMORROW - OPD Impact Party

Impact Party 2022

The Impact Party is on Saturday, September 17th, at American Legion (2701 E. 8th St.)! The event will be from 10 am to 2 pm. 
We hope to see you all out there!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

TOMORROW - OPD Impact Party Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Impact Party Adopt 2022

The Odessa Animal Shelter is holding an adoption event at the Impact Party!  There is a $27 fee to adopt, cash ONLY. 
The Impact Party is on Saturday, September 17th, at American Legion (2701 E. 8th St.) from 10 am to 2 pm. 
We ho...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Take us home!

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Many adorable animals are waiting for you to add them to your family! Stop by the Odessa Animal Shelter to adopt one of these fur babies. You can also see who is available online through the web page:
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - All Animals Need Love

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Odessa Animal Shelter - All Animals Need Love
Unfortunately, many stray animals struggle with survival and must fend for themselves. While we do not know what happened to this precious cat and why the animal has scratches on its nose, we are grateful that ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Robert Doporto

We begin by highlighting Deputy Chief Robert Doporto.  D.C. Doporto has worked for OPD for almost 30 years. He is one of the kindest people you'll ever meet and has a great sense of humor. He also believes strongly in giving back to our ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Missing Person

Patrick Anderson

Patrick Anderson, 43, hasn't been seen by his loved ones since August 21, 2022.  The car he was in was located by his wife at 4000 Tanglewood five days later.
If you have any information, please contact Detective J. Santana at 432-335-334...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adopt Me!

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The Odessa Animal Shelter has many adorable animals waiting to be adopted! For your convenience, you can see who is available through this web page:
As always, we want to remind you to spay/neuter yo...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2022

OPD Impact Party - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Impact Party Adopt 2022

The Odessa Animal Shelter is holding an adoption event at the Impact Party!  There is a $27 fee to adopt, cash ONLY. 
The Impact Party is on Saturday, September 17th, at American Legion (2701 E. 8th St.) from 10 am to 2 pm. We hope to see...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Showing Appreciation

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Letters of appreciation were dropped off over the weekend for our officers.  Chere Tone, a Culinary Arts Teacher at New Tech Odessa/Advanced Technical Center, made that special delivery.
Her students wrote thank you letters, thanking OPD officers ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

OPD Honor Guard making us proud once again!

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They were among the law enforcement officials who took part in a special ceremony at the Dallas Cowboys first game. The stadium was packed with fans and the field during the incredible event with officers who work hard to serve and protect in their commun...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Sept 2022

The Odessa Police Department will hold a Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th, in the OPD Classroom (205 N. Grant), beginning at 7 pm.
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a simple neighbor-helping-neighbor program that has assisted in reduci...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Take Me Home!

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Looking for a furry friend? The Odessa Animal Shelter has many animals that want to go home with you! To see who is available, take a look at this web page:
As always, we want to remind you to spay/n...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Remembering Corporal Abel Marquez

Abel Marquez Wreath-Laying Ceremony

The Odessa Police Department honored the 15th Anniversary of a fallen officer.  A wreath-laying ceremony took place at sunrise to pay tribute to Corporal Abel Marquez.  

The 32-year-old officer was involved in the same incident that kille...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Too Cute!

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There are so many wonderful animals wanting a forever home! We've made it easier than ever to see which of those furry friends are available at the Odessa Animal Shelter. Check out this web page: 
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Caught on Camera

Theft Suspect

Do you recognize this woman?  She was involved in a theft at 3210 W. 16th (Stripes) and went behind the counter to steal cash. 

If you have any information about this case, please contact Detective T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crim...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter – 10 Most Common Toxins

10 Most Common Dog Cat Toxins

To help keep your pets safe, here are some common toxins that can be dangerous to dogs and cats.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

A Special Morning Assembly by Blanton Elementary School

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This morning, Blanton Elementary - ECISD held an assembly to commemorate the National Day of Service and Remembrance, as well as honor our First Responders. Students and teachers wanted to show their appreciation towards the heroes that help keep...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2022

TOMORROW - Remembering Corporal Abel Marquez

Wreath Laying Ceremony Marquez 2022

On Monday, September 12th, 2022, at sunrise, the Odessa Police Department will be paying tribute to fallen officer, Corporal Abel Marquez. 

This year marks the 15th anniversary of his passing. He died shortly after responding to a domestic violenc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

TOMORROW - The 2nd Annual “Never Forgotten: The 21st Anniversary of 9-11”

_Never Forgotten_

On Saturday, September 10th, 2022, at 8:46 am (signifies the minute Tower 1 of the World Trade Center was struck). We hope you will join us for this special event. 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Take me home!

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The Odessa Animal Shelter has many adorable animals that are looking for a forever home! If you are wanting to adopt a fur baby, come visit the Odessa Animal Shelter. Conveniently, you can also look online for available animals:
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2022

TOMORROW - Odessa Animal Shelter Adoption Event

Catholic Charity Sept. 10th

The Odessa Animal Shelter’s next adoption event is taking place on Saturday, September 10th, at Catholic Charities (2500 Andrews Highway), from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be an adoption fee of $27 and only cash will be accepted.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Special Visit from First Love Outreach Church

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A big thank you to First Love Outreach Church that provided our OPD officers and detectives with goodies and also led a prayer.
We appreciate your continued love and support for law enforcement!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Meet Stormy!

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The Odessa Animal Shelter has many animals that are waiting for a home, including Stormy! If you're looking for a furry friend to add to your family, check out the Odessa Animal Shelter. You can look online for available animals: 
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Fallen Heroes Remembered

Fallen Heroes Remembered

Today, was an emotional day at the Odessa Police Department as two fallen heroes were remembered at sunrise.  A wreath-laying ceremony took place early this morning on the 15th Anniversary of their deaths.

Corporal Arlie Jones and Corporal Scott G...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

OPD Impact Party

Impact Party 2022

The Impact Party is on Saturday, September 17th, at American Legion (2701 E. 8th St.)! The event will be from 10 am to 2 pm. We hope to see you all out there!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Caught on Camera

Suspect

Can you help OPD Detectives identify this man?  He was involved in a theft of more than $1000 of meat from HEB (west).
If you have any information, please contact Detective T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

TOMORROW - Remembering Corporal Jones & Corporal Gardner

Wreath Laying Ceremony Jones Gardner 2022

On Thursday, September 8th, 2022, at sunrise, the Odessa Police Department will be paying respects to two fallen officers: Corporal Arlie Jones and Corporal Scott Gardner.
On that day back in 2007, Cpl. Jones and Cpl. Gardner were killed in the line of dut...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Traffic Safety in School Zones

Traffic Safety School Zone 2022

With school back in session, we want to give everyone some simple reminders when driving in school zones. These rules help keep children, teachers, and parents, safe. 

The few seconds it takes to slow down in a school zone could save a life.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2022

Thank you La Margarita Mexican Food

La Margarita

Lots of food and fun at the 6th Annual First Responders Appreciation Breakfast held at the La Margarita Fairgrounds.
We are so thankful to Trina Morales and her staff!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Remembering Corporal Jones & Corporal Gardner

Wreath Laying Ceremony Jones Gardner 2022

On Thursday, September 8th, 2022, at sunrise, the Odessa Police Department will be paying respects to two fallen officers: Corporal Arlie Jones and Corporal Scott Gardner.

On that day back in 2007, Cpl. Jones and Cpl. Gardner were killed in the line of dut...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Do you recognize this woman?

Walgreens shoplifter

She was caught on camera shoplifting from Walgreens on two different occasions.  

If you have any information, please contact Detective T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference cases #22-0013596 and #22-0013...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Dangerous Counterfeit M30 Pills

M30 Pills

BEWARE - Counterfeit pills are fake medications that have different ingredients than the actual medication. They may contain lethal amounts of fentanyl or methamphetamine and are extremely dangerous because they often appear identical to legitimate prescr...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Power Outages & Traffic Signals

Traffic Signal PSA 2022

Bad weather can cause power to go out, which in turn can stop traffic lights from working. OPD urges everyone to take extra precautions when that happens.

Some simple reminders to keep you safe on those roadways!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

TOMORROW - First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

Appreciation Breakfast

We are always so grateful to La Margarita Mexican Restaurant for this special event for law enforcement and first responders!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

TOMORROW - First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

Appreciation Breakfast

We are always so grateful to La Margarita Mexican Restaurant for this special event for law enforcement and first responders!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

The 2nd Annual “Never Forgotten: The 21st Anniversary of 9-11” – Remembering those whose lives were

_Never Forgotten_

On Saturday, September 10th, 2022, at 8:46 am (signifies the minute Tower 1 of the World Trade Center was struck). We hope you will join us for this special event.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter – Adoption Event

Catholic Charity Sept. 10th

The Odessa Animal Shelter’s next adoption event is taking place on Saturday, September 10th, at Catholic Charities (2500 Andrews Highway), from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be an adoption fee of $27 and only cash will be accepted.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Odessa Police Academy's 24th Session Graduation

24th Academy Graduates

Deputy James H. Chilcoat: Deputy Chilcoat is 28 years of age and was born and raised in Midland, Texas. He graduated from Midland High School in Midland, Texas. Deputy Chilcoat began his career with the Midland County Sheriff’s Office on August 30, 2013, ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Fatal Crash

Steven Ramos

08/23/2022 at approximately 10:51 pm, the Odessa Police Department responded to a major crash at S. Grant and Monahans.The initial investigation revealed that a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound on S. Grant. The motorcycle was drive...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Making a Difference

David Morgan

We always enjoy getting good and positive feedback regarding our officers. Odessa resident, April Wright, sent us a message raving about Corporal David Morgan.  She says he was so helpful and kind! Corporal Morgan helped her get her grandma&a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - SEPTEMBER SHOT CLINIC

Animal Shot Clinic

Pets are a part of the family, so keep them safe and healthy! The September Shot Clinic will be held at the Odessa Animal Shelter (910 W. 42nd) in the West parking lot on Saturday, September 24th, 2022, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Remember that it is CASH ONLY and...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

First Responders Appreciation Breakfast

Appreciation Breakfast

We are always so grateful to La Margarita Mexican Restaurant for this special event for law enforcement and first responders!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter

Mustang

Meet Mustang!  He's one of the cats and dogs up for adoption at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  We've made it easier than ever to see which animals are there.  Check out this web page:  https://www.odessa-...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2022

National Night Out 2022

National Night Out

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to sign up for this year’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 6-8pm. The deadline to sign up is Friday, September 30th at 5pm.
Click Here to Fill out t...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2022

August 31, 2019 - Mass Shooting Tragedy

Mass Shooting Victims

The victim of August 31st will never be forgotten:  Mary Granados, Edwin Peregrino, Joe Griffith, Raúl Garcia, Kameron Brown, Rodolfo Arco, and Leilah Hernandez. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with their families today. &nbs...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

Happy Birthday Chief!

Chief Gerke

It is a special day for us here at the Odessa Police Department!  It is our fearless leader's birthday!  Chief Gerke has worked at OPD for 25 years, so I'll let y'all do the math on his age.  LOL!

Serio...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

TOMORROW - 3rd Anniversary of Mass Shooting

Anderson Davis

August 31st is an important day here in Odessa, a time to remember and reflect.

"I think we always have to emphasize the victims.  Remember the suffering, the loss. Let them know, that our prayers go out to them and they're always in...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Burglary - Do you have any information?

Burglary Suspect

In this case, detectives at the Odessa Police Department are asking for the public's help.  

It's in reference to a Burglary of a Building at 905 S. County Road West where the suspect broke a window to gain entry and took a 45-in...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2022

Do you recognize this man?

Burglary of a Vehicle Suspect

It's in reference to a burglary of a vehicle on 08/17/2022 at Sleep Inn and Suites at 3101 E. Hwy 80 where an unknown subject entered the victim's vehicle and took items. 

If you have any information, please contact Sgt. S. Spenc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Too Cute

Dog Up for Adoption

If you're looking to add a fur baby to your family, we hope you'll check at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  We've made it easy to look online as well: https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoption?fbclid=IwAR0WT...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Fatal Crash

Fatal Crash

Correction: Jessie Owen

On August 25, 2022, at approximately 10:53 pm, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to a major crash in the 7200 block of Eastridge Road.

The investigation revealed that a 30-year-old Odessa man, later identified as Jessie ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2022

#BrightStar831

Memorial Piece

August 31st marks the 3rd anniversary of the mass shooting that shook our community.  Chief Michael Gerke, along with officers from the Odessa Police Department, will be attending a special community-wide remembrance that will be held at UT Permi...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2022

OPD needs your help

Suspect

On 8/25/2022 at about 7 am, a man reported to the Odessa Police Department that his running vehicle was stolen from the parking lot and his daughter was inside.

The investigation revealed that a man wearing a dark-colored shirt, jeans, and black shoes with...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

National Night Out - Accepting Registrations

National Night Out

Now Accepting Registrations for National Night Out 2022

The Odessa Police Department would like to remind the public to sign up for this year’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th from 6-8pm. The deadline to sign up is...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Kurt Williams

Kurt Williams

Another recruit in OPD's 25th Session Academy is Kurt Williams.  He was born and raised right here in Odessa.  

His hope is to make an impact not only in his community but for all people everywhere!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Update - Fatal Shooting

Update

We now know the name of the man found dead this morning. He's been identified as 43-year-old Jody Goode. Goode was found with multiple gunshot wounds.

The investigation revealed he was in a physical altercation with a known associate prior to the ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Fatal Shooting

Fatal Shooting

At 2:40 am, OPD Patrol responded to a disturbance call on the 1100 block of Jeter. When they got there, they found a male lying in the front yard dead from an apparent gunshot wound. The suspect involved in the shooting has been detained and the ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

New Look for OPD Chaplains

Pastor Tunson

We are so thankful for our OPD Chaplains!  Check out Isaiah Tunson Jr. who has on our Chaplains' new uniform.  He has served as a Chaplain for the Odessa Police Department since 2020 and is also the Pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Francisco Olvera Jr.

Francisco Olvera Jr.

Here's another OPD Recruit in the 25th Session Academy: Francisco Olvera Jr. who's from Brownsville."I chose to become a police officer because I like helping people, being there when they need me, and believe I could make an impact...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Pups on the Patio

Pups on the Patio

Details:  

Saturday - Aug 27th
5 - 8 pm
Bubba's
6153 E. Highway 191
$27 Cash ONLY

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2022

TONIGHT - Neighborhood Watch Meeting: Stop the Bleed

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will take place tonight (Tuesday, August 23rd) at OPD's new training facility.
 
Here are the details:
7 pm - 9 pm
210 N. Lincoln Ave
OPD Training Facility (Gardner/Jones Rooms)
Hosted by: OPD and MCH
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Bailey Martin

Bailey Martin

We continue to introduce you to recruits in OPD's 25th Session Academy. Today, meet Bailey Martin.He was born and raised right here in Odessa. Even at a young age, he knew he wanted a career in law enforcement."I wanted to join because the w...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Up for Adoption!

Kitten

Looking for a furry friend to add to your family?  Here's another cutie.  We have a number of kittens and puppies available at the shelter.

You can see them here:  https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoptio...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2022

TOMORROW - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, August 23rd) at OPD's new training facility.

Here are the details:

7 pm - 9 pm

210 N. Lincoln Ave

OPD Training Facility (Gardner/Jones Rooms)

Hosted by:  ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Catholic Charities

We'll be out at Catholic Charities tomorrow, August 20th from 9 am - 1 pm.  We hope to see you there.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting - Stop the Bleed

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Here are the details:

7 pm - 9 pm

210 N. Lincoln Ave

OPD Training Facility (Gardner/Jones Rooms)

Hosted by:  OPD and MC

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2022

Corporal G.T. Toal - 40th Anniversary of his Death

Toal

Two of Corporal Toal's family members were on hand for this special ceremony (first picture).  Tracey Nave drove in from Seminole and Jacob Mayo lives in Odessa.  Tracey and Jacob remember when this happened.  Tracey wa...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Strong Community Support

Troglin Fundraiser

Law enforcement agencies, OFR and folks from across the Permian Basin came together to help raise money for Corporal Mike Troglin who’s battling cancer. 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Keirsten Scott

Keirsten Scott

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” -Abraham Lincoln 
 
Keirsten loves that quote.  She was born and raised right here in Odessa.  She eventually wants to end up as a Field Training O...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

TOMORROW - No one in this family fights alone!

Mike Troglin Flyer

Tomorrow is the big day for a special fundraiser-- "Burgers for Mike." In case you missed the story, here's the link:  https://fb.watch/eZ21Z0Y8Ux/ 

Original posting:  It is a difficult time for one of our offi...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adopt Me!

Cat

Look at those beautiful eyes!  We have a number of cats and kittens looking for a good home at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  

Here's a look at our cats up for adoption:  https://www.odessa-tx.gov/997/Cats-Available-for-Ado...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

TONIGHT - Odessa College Back to School Expo

Odessa College

Chief Michael Gerke will be among those speaking at tonight's event.  Here are the details:

Odessa College and the City of Odessa are hosting its first Back to School Expo TODAY at Woodson Park from 6-8 pm. This event is open to the entir...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Pets Up for Adoption

Animals Up for Adoption

Stormy, Little Girl, Pancake and the list goes on and on.  Have you checked out our furry friends up for adoption?  We've now made it easier than ever.  

You can look here:  https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Av...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Alan Avila

Alan Avila

We continue to introduce you to the recruits of OPD's 25th Session Academy.  Today, meet Alan Avila.

He was born and raised in Midland, TX.

"I want to be a cop to help those who can not help themselves, as well as make a positive impa...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Major Crash Update – Three Children transported in Critical Condition

Update

More information today on that major crash we alerted you about last night on our Odessa Police Department App and social media.  The accident happened on 8-15-2022 at 9:35 pm at the intersection of West University and W County Road.
The driver of...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2022

#NeverForgotten - Corporal G.T. Toal

Toal Service

No matter how many years go by, the Odessa Police Department believes it's important to remember and pay tribute to our fallen heroes.  We'll be remembering Corporal G.T. Toal on Friday which marks the 40th Anniversary of his de...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Update - Fatal Vehicle/Pedestrian Crash

Update

Keeping You Informed:  The pedestrian who died in this weekend’s vehicle-pedestrian crash has been identified as 24-year-old Tristin John Dugas of Louisiana.
 
Original: On August 13th 2022 at approximately 10 pm, Odessa Police a...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Do you recognize this thief?

HEB Thief

Crime fighters, today we’re highlighting this man.  We’re hoping someone can identify him and notify our detective on the case.

He was spotted stealing items from the HEB at 3801 E. 42nd on July 9th.  If you have any information, please c...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Thank You

Thank You

Just a simple THANK YOU to all of our friends on Facebook.  Today, we hit 46K followers.  

Chief Michael Gerke and the Odessa Police Department believe in being innovative and forward-thinking in all areas of law enforcement including whe...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Adoption Event

Details:  Saturday, Aug. 13th

11 am - 4 pm

Petco - 6209 TX-191

Petco and Dog Rescue R Us are teaming up with us.  

We always want to remind folks to spay and neuter their pets as well as vaccinate them.  It takes all of us working t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Firearms Test - All Passed!

24th Academy

Congratulations to the recruits of the Odessa Police Department's 24th Academy.  All of them passed their firearms test today.  OPD's Recruits are now one step closer to becoming officers!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Church Concern

Church Concern

Download the Odessa Police Department App. We'll send you a push notification with the latest alerts.At around 12:30 pm, OPD received a call for threats that were made to Connection Christian Church (4200 block of Tanglewood). Some noticed a poli...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Range Master - Sergeant Carlos Chavez

Carlos Chavez

As of August 1st, Sergeant Carlos Chavez is starting his 35th year with the Odessa Police Department. Congratulations!To learn more about him, here’s a video we did a while back: https://fb.watch/eQQA7w392C/We have numerous OPD officers...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Coffee with a Cop

Robert Doporto

Thank you to all of those who stopped by to get to know our officers this morning! Also, a big thank you to Kent Kwik.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Age is but a number! - Sergeant John Langs

John Langs

OPD often gets asked if there's an age limit to becoming a police officer. At the Odessa Police Department, the answer is "NO!" 

Sergeant John Langs is a great example. He served in the military for two decades before joining th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2022

OPD's Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Download the "Odessa Police Department" app for the latest news.  We also have a "Community" section on there with information on our Community Events.

OPD has a lot of great events coming up and we hope you'll join us...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Meet Officer Jody Baer - Veteran

Jody Baer

Officer Baer has been with OPD for two years.  He also has a military background and served in the Army.

"I was born and raised in Odessa and became an officer to help and serve the community I grew up in. The best part of being an officer is...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Forensic Anthropology and the Recovery of Human Remains

Tommy Jones

Law enforcement officials from across our state are at OPD's New Training Facility to take part in an important course.  It's being taught by Dr. Mari Isla of Texas Tech University.The course is focused on Forensic Anthropology ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Animal Shot Clinic

Animal Shot Clinic

The date has been set for our next animal shot clinic.  Please mark your calendar for Sept. 24th from 10 am - 1 pm.  It will take place at the Odessa Animal Shelter and be a drive-through clinic ONLY.

Vaccinations are critical in keeping ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

OPD Needs Your Help - Thefts

Theft Suspect

The Odessa Police Department needs your help identifying these two people.  They were involved in some local thefts.
If you have any information, please contact Detective T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Employee of the Year Nomination - Detective Houston Golden

Detective Golden

Today, Odessa City Manager Michael Marrero stopped by the Odessa Police Department to give Detective Golden a certificate of his nomination and explain why he received this honor.  Detective Golden was shocked, to say the least!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Juvenile Records in Texas

Juvenile Records in Texas

The Odessa Police Department is always working on "Keeping You Informed" and being transparent.  There are laws regarding juvenile records in Texas which is why they can't be released to the media or public.  Here&...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - Thursday!

Coffee with a Cop

Please come by and chat with officers at our next "Coffee with a Cop."  It's this Thursday!Join OPD:August 11, 20227-9 amKent Kwik - 4350 NE Loop 338

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Two Juveniles Arrested

Sherwood Park

The Odessa Police Department has arrested two juveniles for the shooting that occurred at Sherwood Park on July 29, 2022.  
 
The 16-year-olds face these charges:  
Aggravated Robbery, a First Degree Felony
Deadly Conduct, a Third D...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Officer Alejandro Reyes

Alejandro Reyes

Happy Friday friends!  Today, we're introducing you to Officer Reyes.  He's been with OPD for two and a half years.  He grew up right here in Odessa.

 "I joined OPD because it afforded me an opport...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - Next Week

Coffee with a Cop

It will be here before you know it!  Please come by and chat with officers at our next "Coffee with a Cop."  Join OPD:August 11, 20227-9 amKent Kwik - 4350 NE Loop 338

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Officer Tyler Thelen - Veteran

Officer Tyler Thelen

Today, we're highlighting Officer Thelen.  He's been with OPD for three years.

"Being a police officer is important to me because of the service it requires. Being there for the community has always been a part of me, since ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Caught on Camera - Forgery

Forgery Suspect

Crime fighters we need your help once again.  Do you recognize this man?  On 6/10/2022 at approximately 4:47 pm, OPD was dispatched to 601 N County Rd West in reference to a fraud. A man was at Mr. Payroll trying to cash a forged check.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Vehicle Thefts & Auto Burglaries

Vehicle Thefts

In approximately 70% of crimes involving vehicle thefts and auto burglaries, the vehicle doors were left unlocked.  -OPD Detectives

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Helping a Hero - Battling Cancer

Mike Troglin

"In this family, no one fights alone"

It is a difficult time for one of our officers.  Corporal Mike Troglin is fighting brain and lung cancer, stage 4.  So, we have united in an effort to help with medical expenses.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Quesadilla

Quesadilla

A cute dog with a cute name!  Yes, she's up for adoption at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  We hope you'll stop by if you're looking for a furry friend.

A construction reminder:  The main parking lot is clo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Hard at Work!

Corporal Vavoa

Today, we want to highlight Corporal Kaaiako Vavao!  We caught him in one of his workouts.  He has instructed our last three FREE Self-Defense Courses and gives some great advice on how to better protect yourself.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

DOGust 1st

Animals

Pet owners who adopted a dog from a shelter or rescue organization but don’t know their furry friend’s birthday now have a solution: DOGust 1st.Dogust occurs each year on August 1st. It is a nationwide celebration for dogs whose birthd...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - Mark Your Calendar

Coffee with a Cop

Join OPD:

August 11, 2022

7-9 am

Kent Kwik - 4350 NE Loop 338

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Caught on Camera

Suspect

We're asking our crime fighters to help us once again track down these two people.

On 07/14/2022 and 07/18/2022, the pictured subjects targeted multiple McDonald's locations and proceeded behind the counter stealing cash out of the regist...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Back to School Bash

Back to School Bash

Some of officers spent Saturday afternoon at Music City Mall's Back to School Bash.  

We always love getting questions from youngsters about law enforcement!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Update

Update

Download the Odessa Police Department App to get notified of the latest alerts.Update: Three juvenile victims were standing outside east of the pool fence line inside Sherwood Park. The suspects fired three shots at the victims. The victims ran around the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Parking

Odessa Animal Shelter

Due to construction, if you're coming to the Odessa Animal Shelter you will now have to park in the west parking lot. The front parking lot will not be accessible for the time being.  
 
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Tomorrow is OPD's big Block Party! We hope you're coming.Here's a look at other events coming up in the near future.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Cookie Monsters

Cookies for our officers

It's always nice to catch our officers having some fun!
A big THANK YOU to Sedona Ranch Apartments (Olympus Property) employees for dropping off cookies today.  
They wanted to show the Odessa Police Department their appreciation. &nb...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Caught on Camera - Theft

Theft Suspect

On 6-5-2022 at approximately 10:16 PM, a theft occurred involving the pictured subject from HEB (West) located at 2501 W University. If you have any information leading to the identity of the subject pictured, please contact Detective T. Yelley a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Self-Defense Course

OPD Self-Defense Course

Learn to defend yourself in dangerous situations!  

Our next Self-Defense Course is scheduled for Monday, August 1st from 4 pm - 8 pm at 210 N. Lincoln Avenue (New Police Training Facility).  You can RSVP a spot by contacting PR Manager M...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Thank you Barracuda Downhole

Barracuda Downtown

A big thank you to the folks at Barracuda Downhole who donated their time to feed our officers.  We are so appreciative!

The hamburger and hot dogs were a big hit!  Thank you, thank you.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Watermelon

Watermelon

Meet precious Watermelon!  She's looking for a forever home.  You can check out all of our animals up for adoption on our new web page:  https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoption...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Neighborhood Watch Meeting - CRASE Training

CRASE Training

About 45 people showed up to take part in the "Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events."  If you missed out, don't worry we'll be offering it to the public again in the near future.  

In the meantime, numero...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Congratulations Sergeant Justin Caid

Justin Caid

We are so proud of Sergeant Caid.  He's been nominated for the CLEAT "Officer of the Year Award."

CLEAT is the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, a police labor organization.  The winner will be announced in...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Stanley

Stanley the dog

Today, we're featuring Stanley, a Heeler mix.  Remember, we have now made it easier than ever to look at animals up for adoption.  Check out our new web page: https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoption...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

OPD's New Drone Program

New Drone Program

A special video will be released tonight at 8 pm on OPD's new drone program.  You will hear from OPD Chief Michael Gerke and OFR Chief John Alvarez.  

They will talk about the benefits of this program as well as address privacy c...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Topy

Topy

Topy is one of the cute animals up for adoption at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  He is a male pit mix.

You can always get an overview here: https://www.odessa-tx.gov/939/Pets-Available-for-Adoption.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Children's Literacy and Reading Festival

Fair

We had a great time at this informative fair over the weekend.  It was sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Odessa.  There were reading and literacy activities for the whole family! 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Detective Yolie Medrano

Yolie Medrano

Today, we're highlighting Detective Medrano.  You may see her on the news tonight, giving tips on how to prevent from becoming a victim of porch pirates.  

She's also been very involved in planning for OPD's Blo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Tostada

Tostada

You should consider "Tostada." Look at that smile!We've been asked who names the dogs at the Odessa Animal Shelter? It's actually the staff. Feel free to give them suggestions.Pets up for adoptions:  https://www.odessa...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Helping Future Officers

Academy Instructors

Meet two of our officers who are helping with the recruits in the Odessa Police Academy.  They are Corporal Pricilla Hughes and Sergeant Yuri Herrera.  They gave us a perspective on helping the next generation of officers.

"My goal i...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

OPD's Block Party - Next Weekend

OPD's Block Party

The Odessa Police Department's Block Party will be held next Saturday, July 30th from 10 am - 2 pm at South Side Ball Park.The first 600 kids get a special backpack with goodies. There will also be other giveaways, food and games.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Animal Shelter Event

A battle between the Odessa Animal Shelter and Circle P.  Which one can get the most animals adopted?

We hope you will stop by either location this Saturday between 9 am - 2 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2022

New "Pets Available for Adoption" Web Page

Adoptable Animals

The Odessa Animal Shelter has launched a new web page on the Odessa Police Department's website making it easier to see animals at the shelter up for adoption.  Special software made this possible.  You will find the animal's breed, appr...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - A Success

Coffee with a Cop

What a great event today!  People of all ages turned out for "Coffee with a Cop" which was held at Whataburger on E. 42nd.  In fact, we met two youngsters who want to be police officers when they grow up.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Coffee with a Cop

OPD mug and tumbler

We hope by now, you know about our "Coffee with a Cop" event taking place tomorrow morning at Whataburger.  Every hour (from 6 - 9 am), we'll be giving away either five OPD mugs or tumblers.  

They're pretty co...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Congrats Dog Rescue R Us!

Dog Rescue R Us

The Odessa Animal Shelter works closely with local animal rescue groups including Dog Rescue R Us. The nonprofit is set to receive an $11,000 grant from Petco Love. A special celebration is slated for tomorrow.Here are the details:July 19, 2022 at 4 pmPet...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Sergeant Patrick Chadwick

Patrick Chadwick

Sergeant Chadwick has been a police officer for 18 years and 16 1/2 years of his career has been with the Odessa Police Department.

"I got into law enforcement because I felt a calling for it.  I wanted to serve our fellow man and help those ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - Wednesday

Coffee with a Cop

It’s almost here!!! We will have a "Coffee with a Cop" event at Whataburger.
Here are the details:
6-9 am
4960 E. 42nd St. (Whataburger)
Wednesday, July 20th
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2022

OPD arrested 18 people at Jaguars

The Odessa Police Department arrested 18 people at Jaguars Night Club on July 10th during a permit inspection.  Officers determined the business was actively involved in sexually oriented activity.  Management there had been notified mul...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Murder Charge

Update

Kameron Gammage’s charge has now been upgraded to Capital Murder.Original Posting - July 12, 2022 On July 12, 2022, at approximately 12:52 pm, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to Brady Station Apartments, 4421 E 52nd St #721, in re...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Employee Appreciation Lunch

Chris P.

The Odessa Police Department is like a family.  Chief Gerke and our Command Staff believe it's important to show our officers and civilian employees that they appreciate their hard work and dedication to our community!  

So, toda...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2022

Congratulations Sergeant Ian Kapets

Sergeant Kapets

Hard work pays off! Sergeant Kapets was a finalist for the City of Odessa's 2022 Employee of the Year.You may have noticed, we shared the City of Odessa's posting about it yesterday. Sergeant Kapets has been with the Odessa Police Depart...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Affidavits in Infant Death - Keeping You Informed

Infant Death

P.C. for the arrest of Kameron Gammage (W/N/M 5-7-99)

For the offense of “Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, Or Disabled Individual Causing Serious Bodily Injury”, a First Degree Felony 

1. On 7-12-22 at approximately 1252 h...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Child Death - Keeping You Informed

Child Death

On July 12, 2022, at approximately 12:52 pm, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to Brady Station Apartments, 4421 E 52nd St #721, in reference to the death of a 7-month-old child.

The investigation determined that the child sustained physical i...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

New, Innovative Way to Fight Crime

Drone

The Odessa Police Department has teamed up with Paladin Drones, a company leading the way in drone technology. This new partnership will be a year-long pilot program and will be the largest public safety Drone as a First Responder (DFR) program in the Uni...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

Making a Difference

Sadie Martin

Sadie Martin raised almost $1,000 for the West Texas Food Bank which will provide 3,760 meals.  It's always good to see people making a difference, especially at a young age.We shared a story about her over the weekend.  She had...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2022

A Different Perspective

A different perspective

At the Odessa Police Department, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to approach law enforcement and that includes the way we communicate with our community.  We are here to serve YOU the citizens.

 

Chief Michael Gerke and P...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2022

All American Pet Photo Day

Pet Photo Day

July 11th is "All American Pet Photo Day."  It's a day dedicated to showing off our beautiful pets on social media and beyond.

Please post a picture of your furry friend in the comments.  

We also like to remind you to s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Fatal Pedestrian/Vehicle Crash - Keeping You Informed

Fatal Crash

On 7-10-2022 at 11:28 pm, the Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue were dispatched to a major accident at 42nd and Golder. 

The investigation revealed that several men were walking south attempting to cross 42nd. One of the male subject...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Back-to-School Clinic

Health Clinic Event

OPD was on hand for the Ector County Health Department's back-to-school clinic yesterday.  We always enjoy being at community events and meeting young people. Our hope is that they will grow up and want to take on the best job-- becoming...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Update - Fatal Crash

Update

CORRECTION: 7-8-22 1:24 PMPassenger:  67-year-old Irma Munoz. An update now to last night's fatal crash.  The driver of the Mercedes who died:  42-year-old Hortensia Almaras of Midland.  The passenger of the Me...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Lieutenant Randy Vest

Randy Vest

Today, we're highlighting Lt. Vest who oversees Patrol Division "C."  He has been with the Odessa Police Department for more than 13 years now and does a variety of tasks to help OPD and the community!Thank you Lt. Vest for all...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2022

OPD's Block Party

OPD Block Party

We like to give you plenty of time to plan for the fun!  This event is always a hit, especially with the kiddos.

OPD's Block Party:

Saturday, July 30th of 2022

South Side Ball Park

1201 W. Monahans

10 am - 2 pm

*First 600 kids get a special ba...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Adoption Event Today - Odessa Animal Shelter

Puppies

We have another adoption event taking place today. Here are the details:July 7, 2022 | 3 - 6 pmEctor County Health Dept.221 N. Texas 

These cute puppies will be among those there today.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Gas Theft

Keeping you informed

At approximately 1:30 am, the Odessa Police Department responded to a gas theft in progress at the Kent Kwik located at 912 North County Road West. Officers detained two people who were illegally obtaining gas by tampering with the fuel pump.In this incid...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Spay & Neuter Your Pets

Spay and Neuter

A simple reminder!  We can't say it enough.  Please spay and neuter your pets.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Corporal Maycon Cueller

Maycon Cuellar

Time flies when you enjoy what you're doing!  Corporal Cuellar has now been with the Odessa Police Department for about 10 years.  He's originally from El Paso, TX but moved to Odessa in 2012.
 
His duties includ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2022

FBI National Academy Graduate - OPD Lt. Caleb Lacey

Lt. Caleb Lacey

A big congratulations to Lt. Caleb Lacey, a recent graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy.  He took part in the 282nd Session, a 10-week program in Quantico, Virginia.  The program is emotionally, physically, and intel...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2022

OPD's July Events

July Events

We have two big events that we're hosting this month: "Coffee with a Cop" and the OPD Block Party.Officers always enjoy their conversations at "Coffee with a Cop." It gives you a chance to ask them questions.The "OPD Bloc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Adoption Events - Odessa Animal Shelter

Adoption Events

If you're looking to add a furry friend to your family, we hope you will stop by!July 6, 2022 | 5 - 8 pmBubba's6153 E. Highway 191

July 7, 2022 | 3 - 6 pmEctor County Health Dept.221 N. Texas

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 3, 2022

Keeping You Informed - Fatal Crash

Keeping you informed

On July 3, 2022, at approximately 7:25 am, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 6100 Block of N. Grandview in reference to a two-vehicle collision.

The investigation determined that a tan 2016 Honda Accord operated by Alyssa McDowell, 23, ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Lt. Sherrie Carruth

Sherrie Carruth

Today, we want to highlight Lt. Carruth and thank her for her hard work and dedication. You may have noticed she was in a recent Basin PBS public service announcement meant to educate others on the dangers of fentanyl overdoses.She has worked for OPD for ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

July 4th Weekend

July 4th weekend

Simple Reminder:  Don't Drink and Drive!

Celebrate safely over the holiday weekend.  Keep yourself and others safe on those roadways.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 4, 2022

Happy Independence Day

July 4th

Happy July 4th!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter Reminder

Fireworks and Animals

Fireworks:  They can be an explosion of fear for animals.  Check your fences, keep them inside, microchip!
Other helpful advice: 
-Keep your pet safely away from fireworks
Pets are more sensitive to loud noises, flashing lights and...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 1, 2022

The Good Life - Odessa Animal Shelter

Pearl the dog

Pearl was once at the Odessa Animal Shelter. Now, she's living in Washington and spends some of her free time at the beach.We love happy endings!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Corporal Felipe Cobos

Felipe Cobos

We hope when you see our officers on the street, you'll take the time to chat with them and get to know them better! They are passionate about making a difference in our community. In fact, Corporal Cobos is very friendly and always goes above an...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Coffee with a Cop - Plan Ahead

Coffee with a Cop

We know many of you like to plan in advance.  Please mark your calendars for July 20, 2022.  We will have a "Coffee with a Cop" event at Whataburger.

Here are the details:

6-9 am

4960 E. 42nd St. (Whataburger)

It's your ch...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Animals up for Adoption - Odessa Animal Shelter

Cat up for adoption

As usual, lots of our furry friends are up for adoption at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  The shelter is located at 910 W. 42nd.  

We always like to remind you to spay and neuter your pets.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Corporal Joseph Dominguez

Joseph Dominguez

"I wanted to be the police officer for others that I would want my family to have if they ever needed a police officer," said Corporal Dominguez.

He joined OPD in 2013.  Corporal Dominguez also wanted to impact our community in any posit...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Criticial Time Frame - Odessa Animal Shelter

Animal Adoption

If you are looking to adopt a furry friend, we hope you will stop by the Odessa Animal Shelter.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2022

TOMORROW - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next "Neighborhood Watch Meeting" is tomorrow, June 28th (Tuesday).  It will take place in our OPD classroom between 7-9 pm.  The topic:  Internet Safety.

We hope you will join us!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Keeping you informed - Fatal Crash

Keeping you informed

On 06/26/2022 at 5:25 pm, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to a motor vehicle crash in the area of E. 8th St. and Pueblo St.
 
The investigation determined that a gold 2013 Harley Davidson Sportster driven by Trena Luna, 37, was trave...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Auto Burglary Prevention Tips

Auto Burglary Prevention Tips

1) CLOSE YOUR WINDOWS AND LOCK YOUR DOORS.

2) TAKE YOUR KEYS & HIDE YOUR BELONGINGS IN THE TRUNK IF POSSIBLE.

3) AVOID LEAVING VALUABLE ITEMS, FIREARMS, SPARE KEYS AND PERSONAL DOCUMENTS INSIDE YOUR VEHICLES.

4) PARK IN WELL-LIT AREAS WHEN POSSIBLE.

5) RE...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Citizen's Police Academy

April Wright

April Wright hopes to one day become a police officer.When we asked her about her favorite thing about the academy, she said, "I enjoyed it all!"  We applaud her and all of the graduates for taking time out of their busy schedules to ta...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Thank you Centauri Fitness

Centauri Fitness

The owners of Centauri Fitness stopped by the Odessa Police Department today to drop off a special gift.  They donated some supplements to our officers to help them with their workouts.

Brandon and Chelsea Reyes are native Odessans and have owned ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

National Take Your Dog to Work Day

Take your dog to work day

It's "National Take Your Dog to Work Day!"  It honors one of our most beloved pets. Wouldn’t you agree, that the hardest part of the day is leaving our four-legged fur babies behind as we head to the office? ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Corporal Mathew Ramirez

Mathew Ramirez

We're always working to introduce you to our officers!  Today, we're highlighting Corporal Mathew Ramirez who has been with the Odessa Police Department for three years in November.
 
He was born and raised in El Paso. &a...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Caught on Camera

Theft Case

Do you recognize these two? On 6-16-22, OPD was notified that they stole some sunglasses from the Sunglass Hut inside Music City Mall.If you have any information, please contact Sgt. S. Spencer at 432-335-4943 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Animal Cruelty Charges - Dangerous & Deadly

Pets in hot cars

If you leave an animal in a hot vehicle, you could face some serious charges including a misdemeanor or even a felony! Wondering about the consequences?

Class A Misdemeanor - Fine up to $4,000 and up to one year in jail.

If you leave an animal in a hot vehi...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Keeping you informed - Detective Brian Cordero

Brian Cordero

We just wanted to give a big shout-out to Detective Brian Cordero!  You'll soon be seeing a story reminding you not to leave your animals in hot vehicles or you could face some SERIOUS CHARGES!  He helped us with that informatio...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Citizens Police Academy

Audrey Branum

Audrey Branum recently graduated from the Odessa Police Department's Citizen Police Academy. She said she saw a video on Facebook about it and that sparked her interest.Audrey learned so many things about OPD that intrigued her. They included lea...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Keeping you informed - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will be Tuesday,  28th at the Odessa Police Department.  

The focus will be on "Internet Safety."  We hope you will join us.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Caught on Camera - Captain Jerry Harvell

Captain Harvell

Today, we're highlighting Captain Harvell.  We got this great picture of him last week at the Citizens Police Academy graduation.

He started his career at Plainview PD in 1989 and moved to Odessa PD in 1994.  He's been w...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Help us fight crime - OPD

Theft Suspect

On 6/7/2022 at approximately 8:59 AM, a theft occurred involving the pictured subject from Lowe's Home Improvement located at 4101 E 42nd St. 
If you have any information leading to the identity of the man, please contact Detective T. Yel...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Serving our Citizens - Mark your Calendar!

Upcoming Events

We have some great events coming up this month and in July. They include a Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Coffee with a Cop at Whataburger and OPD's big Block Party!  We hope you will join us for some fun and good information from our offic...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Happy Ending - Odessa Animal Shelter

Odessa Animal Shelter

This Chihuahua/Dachshund mix was named "Finn" by his new owners.  A family adopted him back in April and recently, wrote a sweet note to our employees at the Odessa Animal Shelter.
It said, "Finn has brought so much happiness into o...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Serving our Citizens - Self-Defense Course

Self Defense

The Odessa Police Department held another FREE Self-Defense Course over the weekend. It was taught by Corporal Kaaiako Vavao. If you missed out on this one, we'll be offering more in the near future.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Keeping you Informed - Homicide

Keeping you Informed

At approximately 6:20 pm, Odessa Police and Fire Rescue responded to a gunshot victim at 2502 North Tom Green. Upon arrival, officers located a male inside the residence with multiple gunshots wounds. He was transported to Medical Center Hospital...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Special Recognition

OPD Family

A big congratulations to Detective Holly Hughes who will soon be receiving some special recognition. Stay tuned to hear what! She's worked for OPD for nine years and always goes above and beyond to help others.She's pic...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Look at those smiles!

Command Post

So many people worked so hard this week to help out during the water line break.  Here are some of the folks from the Odessa Police Department who pitched in.  

It was day four and that's a wrap!  Still, they kept smilin...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day from the Odessa Police Department!  What do you enjoy most about your dad?

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Fighting Crime - Caught on Camera

On 5/4/22, these three subjects entered the Kent Kwik located at 4117 Andrews Hwy and they stole several items.  

If you have any information, please contact Detective H. Hughes at 432-335-3345 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and referenc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Serving our Citizens - CPA Graduation

CPA Graduation

They officially graduated last night and Deputy Chief Robert Doporto was on hand to give them their certificates.  

If you're not familiar with this special program, it's one of many FREE programs at the Odessa Police Department....

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Reminder: Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Adoption Event - June 18th

It will take place this Saturday, June 18th at Circle P Supply which is located at 6200 N. Golder Avenue from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

We are always working to educate the public regarding animals.  Please spay and neuter your pets.  

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Active Shooter Training - FREE OPD Program

CRASE Training 1

More than 50 people showed up last night to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church to take part in OPD's C.R.A.S.E. training. It stands for Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events.  It's the second time this Odessa church has held this program. &n...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Keeping you informed - False Reports

Swatting

We are receiving numerous calls and concerns about an active shooter. These calls have been found to be false.We believe this is a case of a new popular term called “Swatting.” The dictionary defines it as, “the action of mak...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

HEROES

Water Line Break Heroes

A big shout out to those who worked nonstop on fixing the water line break.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU! 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Helping some of our Most Vulnerable

OPD Recruits

Our OPD Recruits spent the day delivering water to nursing homes.  They gave water to seven nursing homes in Odessa. 

As you can see, they were loaded up on trailers and included pallets and pallets of water.  Isn't it h...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Stronger Together - Odessa Animal Shelter

Odessa Animal Shelter

People keep asking about our animals at the Odessa Animal Shelter. Fortunately, so many people have donated water to help.-Joe Edward with Permian Basin Metal Lab provided a water container for the shelter.-Crystal Carson drove all the way from Kermit to ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendar

Upcoming Events

We have some great events coming up this month and in July. They include a Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Coffee with a Cop at Whataburger and OPD's big Block Party!  We hope you will join us for some fun and good information from our offic...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter - Adoption Event

Adoption Event - June 18th

It will take place this Saturday, June 18th at Circle P Supply which is located at 6200 N. Golder Avenue from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Do you recognize this man?

Suspect

On 05/18/2022 and 05/28/2022, thefts occurred involving the same actor from HEB located at 2501 W University. The pictured subject left the scene in a white Dodge Durango.

 

If you have any information leading to the identity of the subject picture...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Internet Safety Month

Internet Safety

June is "Internet Safety Month."  We have some tips on how to better protect yourself.

Our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting will also focus on internet safety.  It will take place Tuesday, June 28th from 7 - 9 pm at the Odessa Po...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Dozens of animals from the Odessa Animal Shelter headed to new homes

Kid waiting on Ripple

Another successful mission early this morning (around 4:30 am) with Dog is My CoPilot.  A total of 51 dogs and cats, from the Odessa Animal Shelter and Dog Rescue R Us, were flown out of Odessa to new homes.

The first picture is of a kiddo with a ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2022

File a Police Report Online

Police Report Online

We understand those that live, work, and visit Odessa have busy schedules, often non-emergency incidents don't require an Officer to respond to the scene to obtain the necessary information for the report. By filing a report online, users can sub...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Burglary Suspect - Do you recognize this man?

Capture 1

Twice this burglar hit the 2300 block of Keystone, once on 6/4/22. The other time was on 6/9/22. OPD is hoping someone will come forward with information on this case.

We know the picture isn't the best. However, time and time again we put out all...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

10 years with OPD - Detective Jonathan Campbell

Jonathan Campbell

Time flies when you love what you're doing!  
Congratulations
to Detective Campbell who recently celebrated a decade with our department.  
When we asked him about what he enjoys most about his job, he said, "That our departm...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Do you have any information on this case?

Thief

Over a recent holiday weekend, a subject was observed pulling his gray or black 2009-2015 Ford F-150 Platinum behind the Lowe's Home Improvement store. The subject is then observed loading several items into the bed of the truck and promptly drov...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Connecting with our Community

Rotary Club of Odessa

We are always looking for ways to better connect with people in our community!  The Rotary Club of Odessa toured the new OPD training facility yesterday and had so many great questions for us.  Thank you!

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

CIVILIAN RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENTS PROGRAM (CRASE)

CRASE program

In light of what happened in Uvalde, some are wondering about programs available at the Odessa Police Department. This one has been around for about five years. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events program, also known as CRASE, is conducted by t...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Learning about OPD - Rotary Club of Odessa

Rotary Club of Odessa

Today, the Rotary Club of Odessa paid a visit to OPD’s New Training Facility. Among those attending was Craig Van Amburgh, Public Relations Chair of the Odessa Rotary Club. He’s pictured here with Deputy Chief Robert Doporto who also s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Bustin' for Badges - $110,000 raised for each agency

Bustin' for Badges

At a press conference today, the amount raised at the 9th Annual Bustin' for Badges Clay Shoot was announced.  A total of $440,000 was raised during the two-day event and $110,000 was given to each agency:  Ector County...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Do you recognize this woman?

Theft Suspect

On 3/16/2022, at approximately 11:18 am, OPD was dispatched to Lowe’s Grocery Stores (1600 N. Grant Ave), in reference to a Theft.

 

The victim gave police a list of items that were stolen including his wallet and $1,000.  If you...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2022

Missing Person - Baily Mata

Baily Mata

LOCATED AND SAFE:  6-8-22 11:30 AM

OPD needs your help regarding a case of a missing person.  Baily Mata was last seen on 05/31/2022 around 9:00 am.

The 24-year-old was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt, blue shirt, blue shorts, and black...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Do you recognize this man?

Theft 1

On 05/15/2022 at approximately 2020 hours, A theft occurred at Walmart West located at 2450 NW 338 Loop Nb where a 55in LG TV was stolen. The pictured subject left the scene in a red Chevy mid-sized SUV.
If you have any information leading to the identity ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Special Delivery

Group brought Donuts

Thank you so much to Casabella Real Estate Group for delivering some donuts to OPD last week.  We are very appreciative! 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Caught on Camera

Actor 1

On 5/20/2022, a white male wearing a gray shirt and khaki pants was captured on video taking approx. $317.58 worth of items from Walmart-West. The subject then ran away from loss prevention employees. 

If you have any information, please contact D...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Do you recognize this man?

Burglary 2

On 05/21/2022 at approximately 0317 hours, the pictured subject burglarized Walmart located at 2450 NW 338 Loop Nb after business hours stealing sporting goods equipment.If you have any information leading to the identity of the subject pictured, please c...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

OPD investigating suspicious death

At 8:19 am, the Odessa Police Department responded to a medical call at 822 N Adams where officers found a deceased person.  The deceased person has been identified as 55-year-old Jimmy Jimenez. Due to the circumstances of the call and the state ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2022

Dog reunited with owner after two long years:

Dog reunites with owner

A heartwarming story that reminds all of us of the importance of microchipping our animals.  The owner lost his dog, Zorro, two years ago.  He had adopted Zorro and a sibling back in 2019.
Someone recently brought the dog to the Odessa An...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

OPD - Neighborhood Watch Party

Copy of OPD - Neighborhood Watch Party Flyer

Hey hey, a fun event is coming up!
The Odessa Police Department will be having a "Neighborhood Watch Party" Event on Saturday, June 4th, from 10 am - 2 pm.  This will take place at the field located directly East of the Peppertree Apartm...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Operation Graduation: Safe Night

Operation Graduation Flyer

It’s a joint operation to keep students safe as they celebrate an important time in their lives.

Beginning tonight, May 27th, through early Sunday morning, May 29th, the Odessa Police Department will be teaming up with numerous agencies to make s...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Special Memorial

Big Bend Alpine TX Memorial

OPD Honor Guard and Chief Michael Gerke were among those who attended the Big Bend Area Law Enforcement Officers Association Memorial Ceremony this morning.  The emotional event took place at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, TX.
They honored W...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Theft Investigation

Do you recognize these subjects? On 5/20/2022 in the early morning hours, four subjects were caught on camera committing thefts in the area of the 1200 block of E 55th St. 
If you have any information leading to the identity of the subjects pictur...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2022

Memorial Day

OPD - Memorial Day

Let us remember our heroes who made the most ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. 
Today, we celebrate those who kept the faith and fought until their last breath. We thank them all for their sacrifice. 
In loving memory and honor of our he...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2022

OPD - Stay Alive, Don't Drink and Drive

OPD Dont Drink and Drive

This Memorial Day Weekend, we would like to remind you all to please be SAFE in celebration of this holiday. 
Do NOT drink and drive, remember the consequences.
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Theft Investigation

Do you recognize these subjects? On 05/12/2022, Two Hispanic males entered Kent Kwik and stole approximately $300 worth of Alcohol and tobacco products.
If you have any information leading to the identity of the subjects pictured, please contact Detective ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

OPD – Pups on the Patio Big Success

Bubbas 33 Adoption Event

Even though the weather was bad yesterday, the Odessa Animal Shelter was still able to adopt out seven dogs to different families at Bubbas 33!
We absolutely love happy endings, and we love that these precious dogs were able to be adopted out to good homes...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Forgery Investigation – Attempt to ID

Do you recognize this subject? On 3/16/22 Market Street Reported a forgery.  The check was passed on 1/17/22 by the subject in the photos.
If you have any information, please contact Detective Y. Medrano at 432-333- 4937 or Odessa Crime Stoppers a...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

OPD - Pups on the Patio

Odessa Animal Shelter Bubbas 33 event

The Odessa Animal Shelter's "Pups on the Patio" Event is tonight! 
This event will take place from 5 pm - 8 pm, at Bubbas 33, 6153 TX-191, Odessa, TX 79762.
The Adoption fee will be $25, this includes spay/neuter, rabies shot, mi...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

OPD - Adopt a Pup Event

Adoption Event - Clear the Shelter

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be having a "Adopt a Pup" Event this week.
It will take place tomorrow (Wednesday), May 25th, and Thursday, May 26th.  This will be from 10 am - 4 pm, located at 910 W 42nd St of Odessa, TX.  
The A...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Burglary

Do you recognize this man?  A burglary of a building occurred at 610 N. County Rd West at Envios Mi Tierra in the early morning hours of 05/21/22. A thin male subject with neck and hand tattoos wearing a white shirt, khaki pants, and black shoes ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

Theft Investigation

Do you recognize this subject? On 04/13/2022, a theft occurred at Walmart West located at 2450 NW Loop 338 Nb. The suspect pictured stole approximately $300 worth of merchandise before leaving the store in a grey Nissan Armada.
If you have any information ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2022

OPD – Summer Kickoff Resource Fair

Summer Kickoff Event

This past Saturday, the Odessa Police Department participated in a Resource Fair at the Music City Mall.  
This was to help the youth of Odessa find fun and creative ways to have a fun and SAFE summer vacation, it was a great turnout! We enjoyed v...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

OPD – National Dog Rescue Day

OPD - National Dog Rescue Day

Today, May 20th is National Dog Rescue Day. 
There are so many benefits in adopting a dog.  A few big ones are that they are very loyal, super loving, and are great companions to you!
According to the ASPCA, about 3.3 million dogs are plac...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

OPD - Neighborhood Watch Meeting

May NWM Flyer

The Odessa Police Department will be having our next Neighborhood Watch Meeting this coming Tuesday, May 24th 2022.
It will take place from 7 pm – 9 pm in the first floor classroom of OPD.
We’re located at 205 N. Grant.
The Midessa Commun...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2022

OPD – Gonzales Elementary Choir Performance

Gonzales Elementary Choir Group

The Choir Group of Gonzales Elementary - ECISD made a visit this morning to perform for our officers.  The group was so wonderful, they also made us a “Thank you” poster board with different kinds of drawings.  How ne...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Armed Robberies

Do you recognize this man? On 4/20/2022 a male committed two armed robberies at two different locations: 2000 N County Road W and 3632 Andrews Hwy. The suspect held both victims at gunpoint and proceeded to rob the victims of their money. 
If you ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Theft Investigation

Actor 1

Do you recognize this woman? On 4/16/202 two heavy set females, somewhere in their mid-30s, entered the Boot Barn on 42nd St and proceeded to take approximately $1,600 worth of merchandise without paying. The subjects left the store, and no vehicle descri...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

OPD - Heartworm Prevention

OPD - Animal Shelter Heartworm Prevention Flyer

Protect your pets from these deadly worms!
The Odessa Animal Shelter would like to remind the public to please get your pets on Heartworm prevention to protect them from contracting these deadly parasites.  
Here are a few things that Heartworms ca...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

OPD – Blue Mass Service

Blue Mass Service

A special mass service took place last night in San Angelo, TX in honor of First Responders. 
A few of our officers attended the service, as well as our brothers and sisters from Odessa Fire Rescue, San Angelo Fire Department San Angelo Police Dep...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

OPD - Water Donation

water donation

Odessa Christian School came by OPD yesterday afternoon and donated several cases of water for the entire department!
Thank you so much Tabitha for your kindness and support!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2022

OPD – National Dog Mom Day

OPD - National Dog Mom Collage

Happy National Dog Mom Day.  Today, May 14th is a special day!

 

Many of our employees here at the PD are dog moms, look at all their cute fur babies!

 

We love our fur babies of OPD! They hold a SPECIAL place in our hearts. &nb...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2022

OPD - National Police Week

OPD 2022 National Police Week

A longstanding tradition meant to show our officers we have their back and support them!  Today, begins National Police Week and it will continue until Saturday, May 21st.
It’s also a time to honor the memory of law enforcement officers ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

OPD - Animal Dumping

Animal Dumping

This is another example recently of dogs being dumped at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  It is painful for our staff to see since it happens so often.  We’re also getting a lot of litters of puppies and kittens. 
The dogs s...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

OPD – National Nurses Week

Nurses Week Group Photo

May 6th through May 12th is National Nurses Week, a time to honor their contributions and sacrifices to keep us healthy.
 This year, the theme for Nurses Day is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

OPD – 2022 Police Memorial Service

Memorial Photo

he Odessa Police Department would like to thank everyone who attended our police memorial service today, which was held in honor of all local and state law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.   
The service took place at th...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2022

OPD - Pups on the Patio

Odessa Animal Shelter Bubbas 33 event

The Odessa Animal Shelter will be having a "Pups on the Patio" Event.
This event will take place on Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, from 5 pm - 8 pm, at Bubbas 33, 6153 TX-191, Odessa, TX 79762.
The Adoption fee will be $25, this includes spay/neuter, ra...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Mother's Day

OPD  Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother’s Day from the Odessa Police Department!

We know being a mom isn’t easy.  At OPD, we have lots of mothers who also juggle family life with a career.  You all are AMAZING!

We hope you have a wonderful day sp...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Odessa Animal Shelter – Educate Yourself

Dogs in crate

It is heartbreaking the stories we see on a regular basis at the Odessa Animal Shelter.  We will be sharing more of them in hopes of educating you and the community regarding our pet problem.
This week, someone dumped these fur babies along 1788. ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Special Delivery from Rosa's Café and H-E-B

Good food equals a good day especially when it involves two meals!
Nate with the Family Resiliency Center of the Permian Basin surprised us this morning with a box of Rosa’s breakfast trays.  Then for lunch, Candi and Brayden with H-E-B ...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Girl Scout Tour

Girl Scout Tour

The Odessa Police Department gave a special tour to a group of Girl Scouts last night.
While being here with us, they donated several boxes of girl scout cookies for all our officers.  Thank you so much!
We enjoy giving these tours of our departmen...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Walmart Snack Delivery

Walmart

Both Walmarts of Odessa came by OPD yesterday afternoon and donated a variety of snacks and drinks for OPD. 
Thank you so much Lisa Rodriguez and TaylorAnn Menard for your kindness and support!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Cinco De Mayo - Don't Drink and Drive!

OPD Cinco de Mayo Dont Drink and Drive

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone!
This is a fun day, but we would like to remind you, do NOT drink and drive!
Think before you drink or spend the seis de Mayo in jail!
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

OPD Mug Giveaway Winners!

OPD - Mug Giveaway

Thank you to those people who participated in our mug giveaway post from earlier this week. 
We know we originally said 3 winners will be picked but we were so impressed with the answers that we decided to do 9 winners! 
Here they are:
Apri...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Theft Investigation

Do you recognize this man or vehicle? On 3/27/2022 a subject was observed entering the Vision Center located at Walmart-West and stealing an item. The subject was then observed leaving the scene in a 2011-2015 Silver Ford Explorer along with a heavy-set f...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

OPD - 24th Session of the Odessa Police Academy

OPA 24th session

Meet the Recruits going through the Odessa Police Academy Session #24.  Right now, there are 11 of them.  
You may not realize, not all police departments or law enforcement have academies. Here in the Basin, fortunately all law enforceme...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Texas Peace Officers' Memorial Ceremony

OPD Honor Guard Texas Peace Officer Memorial

The Texas Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony was held on the lawn of the Texas Capital in Austin this Sunday evening. 
It started off with a march combined of several Texas Law Enforcement Agencies to the Capital. 
This memorial h...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

OPD - Odessa Animal Shelter

Here is some helpful information on the Odessa Animal Shelter. 
This includes information on their animal services, hours of operation, website page, and contact information.Click on the image to find their info! 

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 2, 2022

YMCA and Odessa Christian School Events:

OPD Mascot with Kids

We had a great time joining in on some fun events this past weekend!  The YMCA of Odessa held its 30th Annual Healthy Kids Day at Mike Neely Park and Odessa Christian School held its Obstacle Course Shenanigans at Jim Parker Park.  
We ha...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2022

#DriveSoberNoRegrets

Don't drink and drive

A simple reminder:  Don't drink and drive!  #EndTheStreakTX 

Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2022

New Officer Joel Contreras Jr.

Joel Contreras Jr.

Joel is 23 years old and was born and raised in the Basin. He graduated from Midland Christian High School.  The August 31st mass shooting prompted him to get into law enforcement.
Joel has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology with...
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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Robbery Homicide Detective - Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, we’re highlighting Corporal Donny Rocha who is an OPD Robbery Homicide Detective.  He’s been at the department for almost 10 years and was raised in Odessa.
Rocha says the hardest thing about his job is breaking the news...
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Police Department Press Releases