Neighborhood Watch Program
A simple neighbor-helping-neighbor program that helps to reduce crime in our community. This program is an alliance between the citizens of Odessa and law enforcement. Citizens become the extra set of eyes and ears for officers, reporting suspicious activity, along with working together to resolve problem areas.
Neighborhood Watch groups are led by a Block Captain which is in regular contact with the Community Relations Unit at OPD. Block Captains meet with personnel at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Odessa Police Department classroom, 205 N. Grant Ave.
For more information about the Neighborhood Watch Program, contact Corporal Michael Hamilton at 432-335-3361 or Corporal LeSueur at 432-335-3322.
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· Quickly get the word out about a break-in
· Organize a Neighborhood Watch Group
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About LexisNexis Community Crime Map
Reduce crime and improve public safety. LexisNexis’s public crime map, Community Crime Map, connects law enforcement with the community to reduce crime and improve public safety. Communitycrimemap.com helps the public get a better idea of the crime activity in their area so they can make more informed decisions about how to stay safe.
Community Crime Map goes beyond crime mapping by automatically alerting the public about recent crime activity and by improving communication between the public and law enforcement through anonymous tips. Community Crime Map empowers the public to make better decisions about crime by putting the same technology used by law enforcement to analyze and interpret crime activity into the hands of the public.
OPD Offering C.R.A.S.E. Trainings
The OPD Community Relations Division offers C.R.A.S.E. (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event) trainings to local businesses and churches. The training is designed to provide strategies and guidance for surviving an active shooter event.
Please call 432-335-5773 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for one of these training sessions.
Security AssessmentsThe Odessa Police Department Community Relations Unit offers security assessments at no cost for construction sites, convenience stores, apartments, hotels, parking lots, businesses, churches, schools, and parks.
Our certified officers will evaluate security measures and give you valuable information as to how your establishment may be most susceptible to crime.
You are presented a survey by our certified officers which gives specific crime prevention suggestions. All information discussed during the survey is kept strictly confidential. For more information, please contact Cpl. LeSueur at 432-335-3322 or Cpl. Hamilton at 432-335-3361.
OPD Citizens Police Academy
The Odessa Police Department Citizens Police Academy is a twelve-week academy and is held on Thursday nights at OPD. 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.
Applications are available online at www.odessapd.com and may be emailed to email@example.com or submitted in person at the Odessa Police Department.
National Night Out
The Odessa Police Department encourages the citizens of Odessa to sign up annually for National Night Out. The event is always held on the first Tuesday of October.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime partnerships: and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.