Joel is 23 years old and was born and raised in the Basin. He graduated from Midland Christian High School. The August 31st mass shooting prompted him to get into law enforcement.
Joel has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology with a minor in Psychology from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He is looking forward to working Patrol and later joining the Intelligence Unit with the Odessa Police Department. Joel’s father – Joel Contreras, Sr. pinned his badge on him.
His hobbies are spending time with family, friends and playing video games. When you meet him, you can feel his kindness right away. Joel truly has a desire to protect people.