Obtaining a Police Report or Record
Request for Reports
The Odessa Police Department only maintains records for incidents that occur within the incorporated City Limits of Odessa, some records are maintained for offenses that may be reported to the Odessa Police Department, but occur elsewhere. These records are maintained in accordance with Texas State Law. Odessa Police Department utilizes LexisNexis - Request a Report as its online mechanism to fulfill report and digital media requests with the goal of streamlining the process to obtain reports for Citizens and other members of the public.
This does not preclude anyone from contacting the Records Unit during normal business hours in the Odessa Police Department Lobby, located at 205 N Grant Ave, Odessa, TX 79761.
This online portal allows reports and documents to be requested for the following types/individuals:
Crime Victims - The requestor must be the involved party of the crime and the request is for the purposes of furthering court procedures. (i.e., obtaining a protective order, etc.)
Digital Media (Bodycam/in-car video, or any other digital media that may be collected in conjunction with a police report.)
Government Agency Requests - A government agency, as it pertains to this request, is any verifiable investigative agency that is commissioned by a local, state, or federal jurisdiction of law enforcement or judicial branch of government. Requestee will be required to provide valid, verifiable identification and agency contact information. The request must originate from a government email account.
General Incident Report - this is the most frequently used request. This request is for all incident types and reports.
The records division completes requests as they are submitted, please allow for 48-72 hours for fulfillment.
If the request is urgent you may contact the Records Division Monday - Friday 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM at 432-335-3306
If the request is being made pursuant to the Texas Open Records Act please complete the request through the City of Odessa Public Information Request Portal. For more information related to open records requests, you can visit our Open Records Request information page.
Motor Vehicle Crash Reports
Texas Transportation Code (TTC) §550.062 requires a law enforcement officer who investigates a crash and completes a Texas Peace Officer's Report (CR3) to submit the report to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) not later than the 10th day after the date of the crash.
(TTC) §550.065 (c)(4) limits the release of a crash report to any person directly concerned in the accident or having a proper interest therein. In order to ensure compliance with TTC §550.065 (c)(4), OPD requires that a requestor of a crash report certify how they meet the requirements of §550.065 (c)(4) before they may obtain a non-redacted crash report.
The cost to obtain an accident report is $6.00 and can be accessed through our online report request website, Lexis Nexis - Auto Accident.
The records division completes requests as they are submitted, please allow for 48-72 hours for fulfillment. If the request is urgent you may contact the Records Division Monday - Friday 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM at 432-335-3306 Auto Accidents - all auto accidents can be requested via this portal, or through the Texas Department of Transportation CRIS Portal.
The Odessa Police Department does not provide clearance letters.
Individuals needing to obtain a clearance letter should contact the following resource for assistance.
Phone: 1-888-467-2080 or 1-844-321-2124
The Records Unit processes applications for permits for:
- EZ Rider
- Limousine Operators
- Parade / Special Events
- Pool Hall/Temporary Beer License/Dance Hall
- Sexually Oriented Business Establishments
- Game Room / Video Gaming Establishments
For more information on obtaining any of these permits, visit our Records Unit Permits page.