General Information
Chief of Police
Josh Thompson
Police Clerk
Jenny Riedl
Phone Numbers
(816) 633-7575 Emergency: 911
Fax: 816-633-7221
Emergencies: Dial 911
310 S First Street

Emergency Management

The City of Odessa is committed to being prepared in the event of an emergency. The goal of emergency management is to prevent/minimize the disruption of normal community functions and protect lives and property from disasters such as tornadoes, flooding, fires, and terrorism. Efforts are coordinated with all city departments and the community to ensure that city officials are prepared to respond quickly and effectively should an emergency occur. 


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Storm Shelter

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

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.


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