Odessa, Texas

FBI National Academy Graduate - OPD 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 intellectually challenging, but the graduates inspire and raise the standard for professional law enforcement executives worldwide.
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OPD's 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 Block Party" is a family-friendly event that is always a...
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Keeping You Informed - Fatal Crash

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, was traveling northbound on N. Grandview. Celeste Lopez, 19, was also a passenger in the Honda Accord. McDowell failed to maintain lane and struck a black 2007 GMC Sierra. The GMC Sierra was operated by Paulo Mercado, 24, traveling southbound.

Odessa Animal Shelter Reminder

Pets are more sensitive to loud noises, flashing lights and strong smells. On the Fourth of July, it's best to leave your pets safely indoors, preferably with a radio or TV turned on to soften jarring noises. -If your pet is scared by fireworks, ask a veterinarian for help.

Lt. 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 29 years and works...

Water Disinfection Method Change

The water supply disinfection method will change back to the usual method. The City of Odessa will return to the usual method of combined chlorine and ammonia (chloramines) to disinfect the water supply on Saturday July 2, 2022. The City has completed the use of free chlorine disinfection for the past month.

Fireworks are Illegal Within the City Limits

It is illegal to sell, possess or ignite fireworks inside the City limits. The Odessa Fire Marshal’s office would like to remind citizens it is illegal to sell, possess or explode fireworks in the City limits. Citations will be written to anyone found with fireworks inside the City limits.

Corporal 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 and beyond to help others.

Coffee with a Cop - Plan Ahead

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. 4960 E. 42nd St. (Whataburger) It's your chance to have some great conversations with our officers and ask them what you...

Corporal 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 positive he could, the way many other officers do on a daily basis.

City of Odessa Offices Closed on Monday, July 4th for Independence Day

The City offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th. There will be no trash pick up service on this day. City of Odessa offices will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Trash will not be picked up on this day. Customers with roll out carts normally serviced on Monday can expect service Tuesday, July 5th. Carts normally serviced on Tuesday will be serviced on Wednesday, July 6th. See the full schedule below.

Keeping you informed - Fatal Crash

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 traveling westbound in the 2700 blk of E. 8th St. Luna failed to control speed and struck a white 2019 Lexus GX 460 driven by Billy Howell, 81.

Several Locations to be Resurfaced by TXDOT Next Week

ODESSA – Several locations across the Odessa District will see improvements as part of a maintenance contract. Essentially, the top layers of asphalt will be cut away and replaced under this contract. The work will be done at night, so if the schedule says work is on a Monday,...