Cpl. Tyler Rodgers has been selected as the OPD Officer of the Month for January.

Rodgers was born and raised in Dallas and has been employed with the Odessa Police Department for approximately four years. Rodgers is currently assigned to Patrol Division “C” as a K9 Officer and has distinguished himself within the department throughout his time as an Odessa Police Officer, according to an Odessa Police Department news release.

Rodgers has shown to have qualities that are a source of pride for his chosen profession and the City of Odessa, the release stated. He is a self-motivated officer with leadership abilities and an unwavering sense of duty and integrity, according to the release, and he quickly progressed and was able to achieve a position as an Odessa Police Department K-9 Handler where he has excelled while partnered with his K-9 Maximus.