Sex Offender Compliance Inspection – Operation: “REAP Harvest” 10/24/12
Odessa Police Department
October 24, 2012
On October 23, 2012, members of the “Registration, Enforcement, Apprehension, and Prosecution” (REAP) team, conducted a compliance inspection of registered sex offenders within the jurisdiction of Odessa and Ector County. During the compliance inspection, registered sex offenders were contacted to insure each offender is properly listing their current address, place of employment, and other compliance restrictions placed on these offenders through the judicial system. At this time, approximately 171 sex offenders are being monitored by the City of Odessa Police Department.
These random inspections are conducted at various times of the year to ensure that offenders who reside within our community are following mandated guidelines assigned through the courts. Throughout the year investigators conduct inspections confirming information updates regarding, moves in residency, employment, etc.
Of the 171 sex offenders being monitored, approximately 125 were contacted to verify their information. 46 sex offenders were not home and could not be contacted at their residence during the operation. Some of the Sex Offenders were at work and others were away from their residence for other reasons.
If you are a registered sex offender residing within the city limits of Odessa and you were not contacted on the afternoon of October 23, 2012, it is strongly recommended you contact the Odessa Police Department as soon as possible. If you are a registered sex offender residing within Ector County and you were not contacted on the afternoon of October 23, 2012, it is strongly recommended you contact the Ector County Sheriff’s Office as soon as possible.
There were seventy-two sworn law enforcement personnel and civilians who assisted in the process of the inspection. The participating agencies were:
Odessa Police Department
Ector County Sheriff’s Office
Ector County Adult Probation
United States Marshall’s Office
Ector County District Attorney’s Office
Ector County Attorney’s Office
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Texas Department of Public Safety
Ector County Medical Examiner’s Office
Warrants will be obtained for those individuals who are found in violation for failing to comply with the mandated requirements.
Photos of the registered offenders may be obtained from the Texas Department of Public Safety web site: https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/SorNew/PublicSite/Search/index.aspx?PageIndex=Search&SearchType=County
or can be accessed through a link at Odessa Crime Stopper’s web site: http://www.odessacrimestoppers.org/offenders.aspx
and the Odessa Police Department web site:
Any persons with information regarding the location of a sex offender registrant whom they believe is not in compliance, should contact the Odessa Police Department at (432)-333-3641 or you may contact Crime Stoppers at 333-TIPS.