Last Thursday was Week 3 of the Citizen's Police Academy. Every class covers a different part of the Odessa Police Department, and this session focused on the Training Division and Community Relations Department.
OPD's Training Coordinator, Lt. Caleb Lacey, and one of OPD's Community Relations Officers, Cpl. Michael Hamilton, spoke about their units and the importance of them both. The class also received a tour of the Odessa Police Department and our amazing Training Facility!
If you're interested in OPD's Citizen's Police Academy, you can read all about it on our page: https://odessapd.com/480/Citizens-Police-Academy
The Citizens Police Academy is a 12-week program designed to give the public a working knowledge of the Odessa Police Department. Each session consists of a weekly class that meets at the Odessa Police Headquarters. This is a FREE course and all classroom supplies are provided.