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Posted on: February 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Black History Month - Sergeant Tommy Jones

Meet Sergeant Tommy Jones! We have pictures of him THEN AND NOW.  He has been employed with the City of Odessa since 1996.

Sergeant Jones has worked for OPD for 17 years and is our Academy/Training Sergeant. He also juggles numerous jobs including being a SWAT Team member, a SWAT Sniper, and Honor Guard Coordinator. 

He was born and raised in Odessa, graduated from Permian High School, and is in the process of obtaining his BA in Justice Studies/Criminal Justice.   Sergeant Jones is married to his amazing wife, Danielle, and they have five beautiful children together.  He's another one of our hardworking officers and attributes that hard work and determination to his parents.

He loves to learn about the African American Culture, especially from those who came before him.  Sergeant Jones said, “The elderly community, even without me asking, teaches me something about my heritage, and it’s always something new and fascinating. The wealth and knowledge that they share with you is irreplaceable and it should be captured and spoken about before that wonderful heritage information is gone.”

He would love to see the relationship between police and civilians grow even stronger.

“We train the young officers and recruits to create a great relationship with the citizens, because they are the ones, we swear in to serve and protect. Once we retire and move on, they are the ones that will be serving and protecting our families and community,” said Sergeant Jones.

No matter how overwhelmed his schedule becomes, Sergeant Jones will always make time for others. Sergeant Jones lives a life beyond reproach!

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