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Odessa Police Department Welcomes Six New Police Officers

Post Date:01/26/2018 1:43 PM

Chief of Police, Michael Gerke, proudly announces the induction of (6) new Police Officers into the Odessa Police Department. The Odessa Police Academy 15th Session graduation ceremony took place today at the MCM Elegante.

Georgia Rivas - Gutierrez:  Gutierrez is 21 years of age, was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Odessa, Texas.  Gutierrez graduated from Permian High School.  Gutierrez began her career with the Odessa Police Department on July 7, 2017 and is a graduate of the 15th session of the Odessa Police Academy.

Nicholas Sebastian Moore: Moore is 24 years of age, was born Amherst, New York and raised in the town of Tonawanda, New York. Moore graduated from Kenmore High School and attended Erie Community College. Moore began his career with the Odessa Police Department on July 5, 2017 and is a graduate of the 15th session of the Odessa Police Academy. 

Luis Villalpando: Villalpando is 21 years of age, was born in Odessa, Texas and raised in Pecos, Texas.  Villalpando graduated from Pecos High School.  Villalpando began his career with the Odessa Police Department on July 5, 2017 and is a graduate of the 15th session of the Odessa Police Academy.

Terry Alan Wells: Wells is 36 years of age and was born and raised in Odessa, Texas.  Wells graduated from the Career Center.  Wells began his career with the Odessa Police Department on July 9, 2017 and is a graduate of the 15th session of the Odessa Police Academy.

Brandon Phillip LaPointe: LaPointe is 22 years old and was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.  LaPointe graduated from Americas High School.  LaPointe attended El Paso Community College and is currently attending the University of Texas at El Paso.  LaPointe graduated from the El Paso Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy Class 76 in 2017. 

Yosef Ben Yaakov Yisrael:  Yisrael is 45 years old, was born in Reno, Nevada, and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Yisrael graduated from Franklin Central High School.  Yisrael earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Workforce Leadership from the University of Louisville in Louisville Kentucky.  Yisrael graduated from the El Paso Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy Class 78 in 2017.

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