- Community Relations
- Crime Prevention Programs
Crime Prevention Programs
Citizens on Patrol
The primary objective of the Citizens on Patrol program is assisting the sworn officers of the Odessa Police Department in their duties so that they may either remain in service or return to service as quickly as possible.
Crime Prevention Tips
The Odessa Police Department wants to wish you a safe and peaceful holidays and to provide you with some helpful tips to keep in mind.
The Neighborhood Watch program was designed to keep citizens informed of activity occurring in their neighborhoods by forming watch groups within their neighborhoods.
Odessa Teddy Bear Patrol
The goal of the Odessa Teddy Bear Patrol is to provide an additional tool for officers to help and comfort children in Odessa that have been involved in a traumatic event.
Police Athletic League (PAL)
The Police Athletic League is a youth program that utilizes athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth.
National Night Out
Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events program, also known as CRASE, is conducted by the Odessa Police Department to groups, businesses and churches seeking more knowledge about how to prepare for an active shooter situation. It also provides an assessment of where they stand in terms of preparation and what steps they could do to improve their safety. A group of officers has been trained and certified by the American Crime Prevention Institute to conduct the training and assessments. The program is FREE. It was created soon after the Sutherland Springs church shooting back in 2017. The team gets annual refresher courses in the training and assessment, as mass shootings are always different and there are case studies for different types of events.