ODESSA - The Odessa Police Department is saying goodbye to one of its longtime officers.
After 30 years of service, Captain Rick Pippins is retiring from Odessa Police.
He was selected as the next Chief of Police for Azle, Texas, which is near Fort Worth.
Pippins started at the Odessa Police Department in 1984 as an officer and has held several positions, most recently as the administrative captain.
Pippins will begin his chief of police career in Azle on March first.