Public Information Officer

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Corporal Steve LeSueur

Contact Information:
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Office Phone: 432-335-3322

Corporal Steve LeSueur is the Public Information Officer (PIO) for the Odessa Police Department. The Public Information Officer serves as the official Department spokesperson for the media and in all matters pursuant to other types of inquiries from various sources.

The Public Information Officer's primary responsibility is to ensure the appropriate release of information to the news media is in accordance with the Texas Open Records Act and departmental regulations. The release of information is handled in a manner so as to respect the public's right to know and protect ongoing police investigations so that a potential criminal prosecution is not jeopardized. The Public Information Officer also serves to assist at the scene of any major incident, handling media activities on site.

The Public Information Officer is also responsible for maintaining the Department's web site and providing information about crime incidents, the Department, its functions, policies and procedures, programs, services, and related events. In addition, this officer staffs the media relations officer position at the City's Emergency Operation Center during critical incidents or major response operations.

Chief of Police, Michael Gerke, recognizes that an important and essential building block of a police agency is open communication with the public it serves. Chief Gerke firmly believes this will ensure the confidence, respect and trust of the citizens of Odessa.

Open Records Information

Under the Texas Open Records Act, certain information may be obtained from the Odessa Police Department. Open Records request must be submitted in writing; no request are accepted by telephone. An Open Records Request form is available to you in order to ensure all the required information is complete in order to process your request. To submit a request in person, contact the Records Unit of the Odessa Police Department, located in the front lobby of the Department at 205 N. Grant Ave, Odessa, TX. 79761.