Timely Warning

Timely Warning: report of gunfire near campus

ODESSA, TX – Today, Saturday,  August 31, 2019, at approximately 7:10 CST, an automobile rammed an ECISD Police Department car near campus. Reports of gunfire were received immediately following the incident. The suspect has been detained and there is no ongoing threat to the campus or campus community. 

OCPD and Odessa College remind all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors to:

  • Report suspicious activity or suspicious people immediately.
  • Stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Be aware and prepared.
  • Trust your instincts, and if you do not feel comfortable in place or situation, leave. 
  • Use caution when walking alone at all times, and travel in groups whenever possible.  
  • If you suspect any situation as potentially threatening to your personal safety or are victimized yourself, call 9-1-1 immediately.

The OC Police Department has escorts available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. Contact the OCPD via phone at 432-335-6666 to request a campus escort.  Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors can also text the on-call police officer at 432-238-6334 with any information about suspicious activity on campus.​


ODESSA, TX – Today, Saturday,  August 31, 2019, at approximately 6:30 pm CST. 
Please be advised: reports indicate that the campus is no longer under threat from the active shooter situation in Odessa. As such, the residence hall lock down has been lifted. Campus residents will be updated regarding evening meal service via the Remind App. 
The Odessa College Sports Center will close for the evening and reopen tomorrow at the regular time. 
Additional updates, including grief counseling for students will be sent via email. 
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Timely Warning: OCPD reports active shooter within city limits. 
 
ODESSA, TX – Today, Saturday,  August 31, 2019, at approximately 4:05 pm CST, Odessa College Police Department (OCPD) were made aware of an active shooter situation within the city limits - approximately one mile from campus. As a precaution, the residence halls have been put on lockdown and all others on campus, or in campus buildings, are urged to use the college’s active shooter protocol: run, hide, fight. Additional directions and updates will be sent via email. 
 
OCPD and Odessa College remind all students, faculty, staff and campus visitors to:
  • Report suspicious activity or suspicious people immediately.
  • Stay alert and tuned in to your surroundings. Be aware and prepared.
  • Trust your instincts, and if you do not feel comfortable in place or situation, leave. 
  • Use caution when walking alone at all times, and travel in groups whenever possible.  
  • If you suspect any situation as potentially threatening to your personal safety or are victimized yourself, call 9-1-1 immediately.
The OC Police Department has escorts available on campus 24 hours a day for any student, faculty, staff or visitor. Contact the OCPD via phone at 432-335-6666 to request a campus escort.  Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors can also text the on-call police officer at 432-238-6334 with any information about suspicious activity on campus.​
 
 
This message is posted for the Odessa College community in compliance with the Timely Notice provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act of 1998. Do not forward this message to individuals or mailing lists within Odessa College.