Odessa’s Top Cop Holds Meet and Greet Reception

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Odessa's new Police Chief says just days after arriving here in West Texas, Odessa's new police chief faced the cameras and dozens of questions.

The Odessa Police Department hosted a meet and greet reception for Chief Timothy Burton.

Burton left his home and job in Portland, Mmaine to take the position in Oodessa.

He says he's spent 27 years in law enforcement and says he loves what he's seen so far in the Oodessa Ddepartment and community primarily the dedication of the officers.

Burton says he realizes that every community has its own law enforcement challenges and he looks forward to taking on those challenges while working closely with his officers.

Burton takes over the position following the retirement of Chief Chris Pipes.