Corporal Shawn Allafchian has been selected as the Odessa Police Department Officer for September. Corporal Allafchian is currently assigned to Patrol Shift “D” and is a member of the SWAT Team. Corporal Allafchian is a proactive officer who diligently patrols his beat and identifies problem areas within the neighborhoods he works.
On July 3, 2016, Corporal Allafchian made a traffic stop at 19th and Golder. Corporal Allafchian could smell an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Corporal Allafchian searched the vehicle and located 4.25 ounces of Marijuana and 5.8 grams of cocaine inside. Corporal Allafchian was also able to seize a large quantity of cash from the suspect.
On July 3, 2016, Corporal Allafchian observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed and running stop signs. The vehicle crashed into a parked car and the driver fled on foot. A perimeter was set up and with the assistance of the DPS helicopter. The driver was located a short distance away. The driver was found to be in possession of cocaine.
On July 9, 2016, Corporal Allafchian made traffic stop at 31st and Roger. Both the driver and passenger where not wearing a seatbelt. The passenger was observed making furtive movements and it was discovered the passenger was in possession of 13 ounces of marijuana. The passenger was arrested for Possession of Marijuana “State Jail Felony”.
On July 15, 2016, Corporal Allafchian made a traffic stop at 10th and Harless. The driver refused consent to a search of the vehicle. With the assistance of the K9 officer, approximately 28.9 grams of meth was located in the vehicle. Both the driver and passenger where arrested for Possession of a controlled substance.
As a result of his teamwork, training, and experience, Corporal Allafchian was able to take these felons off the streets of Odessa. Corporal Allafchian is consistently solving problems within the community by enforcing the laws.