New Odessa Police Chief Announced

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Odessa City Manager Richard Morton has announced that Timothy Burton has accepted the Odessa Police Chief position in Odessa.

Burton is a 26 year veteran of law enforcement.

Burton holds a Master of Science Degree in Business and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology.  He has worked in various disciplines of law enforcement and has served at the Portland, Maine Police Chief since November of 2005.

Burton is expected to begin his duties as Odessa Police Chief August 31, 2008 and is excited to call Odessa his new home and is "looking forward to serving the citizens of Odessa."