The Odessa Police Department Traffic Division is a specially-skilled unit whose primary function is traffic enforcement and the investigation of fatal or potentially fatal traffic collisions and hit and run accident investigations. All of the traffic officers receive training in collision investigation and specialized advanced training in collision reconstruction.
Special Events & Parades
The Traffic Division is a proactive unit in traffic enforcement and has the additional responsibility for coordinating special events such as:
Large sporting events
The Traffic Division reviews all Special Events Permit requests that require street closure and other local government notifications. To learn more about Special Event and Parade Permit requests, visit the Records Unit Permits page.
Parking Control Enforcement
The Traffic Division also oversees the Parking Control Enforcement personnel who are responsible for the parking enforcement in the downtown area of the City of Odessa. Parking Control Enforcement personnel conduct, organize, and collect the fees associated with the publicly held auctions for abandoned vehicles.
Their duties also include assisting other City divisions in the enforcement of violations of the City Code involving abandoned vehicles; for more information review the Junked Vehicles Ordinance page.
School Crossing Guards
The Traffic Division, in coordination with the Ector County Independent School District (ECISD), is also responsible for the schools' crossing guards.