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Posted on: June 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Now Accepting Applications for Citizens Police Academy

The Odessa Police Department is now accepting applications for the 27th Session of the Odessa Police Department Citizens Police Academy. The twelve week academy begins Thursday, September 2, 2021 and will be held on Thursday nights from 6-9pm. There are no fees for the classes.

The program is designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Odessa Police Department. Each class meets on a weekly basis at the Odessa Police Department. The instruction is comprehensive and covers different divisions each week.

The goal is to educate the public about the Odessa Police Department and to increase the rapport between citizens and police officers. Our hope is that graduates from the Citizens Police Academy become more aware and better informed of how the Odessa Police Department operates and that they will encourage other citizens to join.

The first 40 applications will be accepted for this session. Registration forms are available at the Odessa Police Department or online at Registration forms may be submitted in person at the Odessa Police Department or emailed to

Registration forms may also be mailed to the Odessa Police Department, Attn: Lydia Pittman, 205 North Grant, Odessa, Texas  79761. The registration deadline is Friday, August 27, 2021 at 5 p.m. or until the session has been filled. If you are not accepted into this session, you are encouraged to re-apply when the next session is announced.

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