DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(110321)OPD UNVEILS THE NEW ODESSA POLICE TRAINING CENTER

Odessa, Texas/November 3, 2021-The Odessa Police Department unveiled the new Odessa Police Training Facility located directly behind the police station. This newly repurposed facility was the original Odessa Central Fire Station.

(Police Chief Michael Gereke, Odessa Police Department-Odessa, Texas)

The conversion from the old central fire station to the new Odessa Police Department Training center took approximately 8 to 9 years to complete. Early on, a segment of the building was constructed as a multiple OPD specialty vehicles storage facility.

(Police Chief Michael Gereke, Odessa Police Department-Odessa, Texas)

The Odessa Police Department Training Center has offices, various classrooms for continuous training and the VirTra, a virtual reality training simulator for veteran police officers and recruits attending the Odessa Police Academy.

(Lieutenant Caleb Lacey, Odessa Police Department-Odessa, Texas)

TAG: The Odessa Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony, prior to a tour of the center. The Odessa Police Department Training Center will be available to law enforcement agencies from surrounding counties and municipalities for high end police training.

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera.

 

Author: Danny Barrera