The first class of the 29th Session of the Citizen's Police Academy was held last night here at OPD. Chief Gerke spoke with the class about our mission as a police department and what we do to protect and serve the community.
Cpl. LeSueur also attended as a guest speaker and talked about the Community Relations Unit, which supervises many of OPD's crime prevention programs.
We received many applications and are happy to see so many interested in the Odessa Police Department! You can learn more about the Citizen's Police Academy here: https://www.odessa-tx.gov/480/Citizens-Police-Academy
After graduating from the Citizen's Police Academy, you may apply for Citizens on Patrol, a program allowing volunteers to assist the sworn officers of the Odessa Police Department in their duties. Volunteers are provided with uniforms and all required equipment.