Tuesday, February 21, 2017

BSPD Mission Statement

BSPD BadgeIt is the mission of the Big Spring Police Department to enhance the quality of life throughout our community by working cooperatively with the public to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, minimize fear and provide for a safe environment. We are committed to excellence in law enforcement and are dedicated to the people we serve, and to the traditions and diversity within our city. We will provide service with professionalism and understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision.


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Become a Police Officer

Excellent Benefits!

Non-Ceritified $42,481.92 yr. 
Cerified $45,978.40 yr.

$2400.00 Relocation Reimbursement
$1500.00 Academy Reimbursement

If you are seeking a rewarding career in Law Enforcement, we encourage you to consider the Big Spring Police Department as your home for a career. The City of Big Spring Police Department is committed to reaching out to the citizens it serves while providing the highest level of professionalism and services available. The department has adopted a community oriented policing philosophy. The department's aim is to provide that information and those services necessary to reduce crime, the fear of crime and to improve the quality of life in our community. The department is working with the community toward a common goal of having the safest streets and neighborhoods possible. The City of Big Spring is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, Religion, Age or Disability in employment or the provision of services.

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Police Officer Minimum Requirements For Application


  • Applicant must be twenty-one (21) years of age on the day you take the test to become a Texas Certified Police Officer.
  • High School diploma or GED with college hours as required by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).
  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education to be certified as a Peace Officer.
  • No illegal drug use.
  • No arrest record with higher than a Class C Misdemeanor.
  • Meet or exceed physical agility requirements of department.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with handgun during scheduled testing with the Police Department.


Any of the following will disqualify an applicant from further consideration at any stage of the Police Officer application process:

  1. Having a conviction for, being under indictment for, or currently charged with any felony offense.
  2. Having a conviction for or currently charged with any misdemeanor offense that would be considered as one involving moral turpitude.
  3. Having a conviction for Driving under the Influence (DUI or DWI).
  4. Currently being on probation for any offense.
  5. Inability to comply with Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) requirements. 
  6. For all of the above, a person is convicted of an offense when a court of competent jurisdiction enters an adjudication of guilt on the offense against the person whether or not:
    • The sentence is subsequently probated and the person is discharged from probation including deferred adjudication;
    • The accusation, complaint, information or indictment against the person is dismissed and the person is dismissed and released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense; or
    • The person is pardoned for the offense, unless the pardon is expressly granted for subsequent proof of innocence.
  7. Having habitually used excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages in the past.
  8. Having illegally used marijuana within three (3) years preceding the written examination. 
  9. Any previous use of a powder or liquid controlled substance is prohibited.  Having illegally used any controlled substance or dangerous drug to the extent beyond “experimental”.  Having illegally furnished any controlled substance or dangerous drug to another person. 
  10. Having an excessive record of traffic convictions or negligent traffic collisions as defined in the City of Big Spring Personnel Policies and Procedures.Not being of good moral character; or being known to habitually associate with those of questionable moral character.
  11. Having a series of delinquent payments or not meeting financial obligations or repeated occurrences of issuing checks without sufficient funds, when there are no extenuating circumstances present to explain the situation.
  12. Having been discharged from military service with a dishonorable discharge or having been convicted of any offense tries before a general court martial (discharge must meet TCLEOSE standards).
  13. Being a member of any organization, that advocates the overthrow of the government by force or violence.
  14. Having been discharged from any commissioned or recruit position within a law enforcement agency for disciplinary reasons, resigning to avoid suspension or discharge or having resigned during a disciplinary investigation without a final judgment having been rendered.
  15. Failing to cooperate fully with and keep all scheduled appointments with staff personnel involved in the selection process. 
  16. Failing to provide added personal information as needed or failing to submit information within 15 days of the change. 
  17. Refusal to submit, if requested, to a polygraph exam to resolve any conflict(s) that may arise during the background investigation.
  18. Making any false statement of fact, being deceptive by statement or omission in the written application or by any means in any part of the selection process.  Where evidence exists to indicate that in any official matter or in any significant business transaction the applicant has made false statements, falsely sworn to statements or in any other manner falsified testimony.
  19. Without being specifically enumerated in the above disqualifications, if circumstances exist that indicate the applicant is clearly unsuited for a career with the Big Spring Police Department, the application will be rejected.

The Chief of Police or his designee will make all interpretations regarding these requirements.

BSPD Media Releases

Sycamore Shooting 2/12/17

On 02-12-2017, Officers with the Big Spring Police Dept. were dispatched to 1603 Sycamore in reference to a disturbance. Dispatch advised that one of the subjects involved was armed with a gun. As officers responded, dispatch advised that there had been a shooting and one subject was down. Upon arrival officers found a male subject being held down on the ground in the front yard of the residence and a subject in the living room of the home deceased from gunshot wounds to the head. Two witnesses on scene advised the male being restrained had shot the victim and attempted to leave the residence and was stopped by two other males. The suspect was taken into custody and identified as SAUCEDO-ESTRADA,PABLO, w/h/m 21 years of age. The victim was identified as SAUCEDO, VICTOR (no relation to suspect) w/h/m 41 years of age. As of this release it appears that the suspect and victim were both staying at the residence but are not the owners. It is unknown what caused the shooting but the suspect became angry, went into a bedroom, returned with a .22 cal. rifle and fired two shots at the victim. The suspect was taken to the detention center and has been charged with murder and is awaiting arraignment. Justice of the Peace Shaw pronounced the victim dead at the scene and an autopsy was ordered and will be performed on this date. The investigation continues and there is no further at this time.





On 02-07-2017, Big Spring officers learned that a sex offender listed as a Crime Stoppers most wanted in El Paso, Tx. was possibly in the Big Spring area. Officers were advised that the suspect, Gregory Ezelle W/M, 43 y.o.a. was operating a red Mercury Sable and was possibly enroute to Big Spring from Lamesa. At approx. 8:10 pm, an officer spotted a vehicle matching the description and through dispatch found that the vehicle had fictitious registration. The officer stopped the vehicle and identified Ezelle as the driver. He was arrested on a Parole Violation warrant out of El Paso and booked in the Howard County Detention Center. Ezelle is a registered sex offender who was convicted of sexually assaulting a 14 year old girl in Moore County, released on parole on Sept. 28th and violated terms of his parole. He remains in custody pending extradition.


Media Release 12/27/16

On the 25th of December 2016 at approximately 7:25 P.M., Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to the area of 11th and Birdwell in reference to a stabbing. After searching the area, officers located Armando Avina Hispanic/Male 34 years of age at the intersection of 11th and Knowles. It was found Avina had been stabbed multiple times in the back. Big Spring Emergency Medical Services responded and transported Avina to Scenic Mountain Medical Center for treatment. Avina has since been transported to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa where he is listed in stable condition.

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