ODESSA - The Odessa Police Department is asking residents to meet with officers for their first public forum.
Odessans are encouraged to voice their opinions and concerns about several issues including the crime rate and officer shortage.
A six member command staff will be taking questions from citizens at the event.
The meeting will be held Thursday night at 7 p.m. in the Odessa Police Department classroom right next to the front lobby.
Officials are hoping to have community meetings on a regular basis in the future.