Public Safety

Odessa Fire & Rescue Protection District

The Odessa Fire & Rescue Protection District covers 101 square miles and provides Fire and Emergency Medical Department (EMS) coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In case of an emergency dial 911. The non-emergency number is 816-633-7182. You can also visit their website at and follow them on Facebook.

Tornado Shelter

The Community of Christ Church located at 515 S First Street is the community storm shelter.

Textcaster Alerts

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Outdoor Warning Siren System

The City of Odessa has five sirens that were installed in 2013 through a contract with Blue Valley Public Safety (BVPS) to cover the old and obsolete AirRaid sirens previously used. The coverage area of those five sirens is indicated on the map below in red and are located on Action Road, Ninth Street and Cox School Road, Benning and Wells, Chestnut and Johnson, and Railroad Park downtown. The sirens are tested on the first Wednesday of each month weather permitting. Warning sirens are intended to be heard by individuals who are outdoors to inform them to take shelter immediately. While inside their homes, residents should rely on weather radios or their phones for severe weather warnings. Due to the age of the AirRaid sirens (around 60 years old), parts can no longer be purchased for them. Since they are all within the sounding area of the five newer sirens, they will not be repaired or replaced if they fail. 

Useful Contacts

Lafayette County Sheriff's Office

Lafayette County Emergency Management Agency

Lafayette County Health Department

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri Sex Offender Registry