SMILING BIG!!!! A big congratulations to Detective Rene Chavez who's retiring today after 22 years.
He was born and raised in Odessa, went to Odessa High School, and has spent decades working hard to protect our community. You may recall, he recently received the 2021 "Top Gun Award," for being the best shooter at OPD that year.
We'll be sharing some pictures and a special video from his sendoff in the near future.
It's an exciting and busy day here at OPD. Today, we also have nine recruits graduating from the Odessa Police Academy.