The Community Affairs Unit of the Odessa Police Department serves as the Department's liaison with the Neighborhood Watch Block Captains in our community.
The Neighborhood Watch program was designed to keep citizens informed of activity occurring in their neighborhoods by forming Watch Groups within their neighborhoods. The Neighborhood Watch Program is a simple neighbor-helping-neighbor program that has assisted in reducing crime within our community. This program is an alliance between the citizens of Odessa and law enforcement. Citizens become the extra set of eyes and ears for law enforcement, reporting suspicious activity to police, along with working together to resolve problem areas. To see how to start a Neighborhood Watch click on the following link: Neighborhood Watch
The cornerstone of residential crime prevention efforts, Neighborhood Watch groups are organized citizen efforts to partner with law enforcement for the betterment of individual neighborhoods. Each group's activity is coordinated by a Block Captain who is in regular contact with the Community Affairs Unit of the Department. Block Captains meet with personnel at 6:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Odessa Police Department classroom, 205 N. Grant Ave. The Odessa's Neighborhood Watch groups assist the Department in hosting the Annual Texas Night Out event conducted in October. This events highlights community-wide efforts to rid our community of crime.
For more information about the Neighborhood Watch Program, contact Corporal Michael Hamilton at: