Wednesday, June 29, 2016

BIG SPRING POLICE DEPARTMENT 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

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.

In The Line Of Duty

 
 
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me

 

When tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not there to see;
When the sun will rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things, we didn't get to say;

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
and each time you think of me, I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready, in heaven far above,
and that I'd have to leave behind, all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
for all life, I'd always thought, I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for, so much yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible, that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday, just even for awhile,
I'd say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized, that this could never be,
for emptiness and memories, would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things, I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did, my heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates, I felt so much at home,
When God looked down and smiled at me, from his golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity, and all I've promised you."

Today for life on earth is past, but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last,
and since each day's the same day, there's no longing for the past.

But you have been so faithful, so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things, you knew you shouldn't do.

But you have been forgiven and now at last you're free.
So won't you take my hand and share my life with me?

So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart,
for every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart.

 

"...to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

II Corinthians 5:8

 

This poem courtesy of the:
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.

 

 

The Big Spring Blotter

Rojo Termination

In August 2015 the Big Spring Police Department was informed of allegations involving misconduct on the part of Officer Joel Rojo. Due to the nature of the allegations being criminal, the Big Spring Police Department contacted the Department of Public Safety Texas Rangers to investigate the criminal allegations while the Big Spring Police Department initiated an administrative investigation. Officer Rojo was immediately placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigations. On the April 12, 2016, a Grand Jury of the 118th District Court issued five criminal indictments against Officer Rojo and he was subsequently arrested on those indictments. As of today, June 17, 2016, Officer Joel Rojo's employment with the Big Spring Police Department has been terminated as a result of an administrative investigation. Due to the ongoing criminal investigation's close ties with the administrative investigation there is limited information that Administration is able to share with you all. J. Rojo is still afforded his appeal process and his trial for the criminal allegations has been tentatively set for September 2016. It is imparitive the we as Texas Peace Officers are committed to providing the citizens of Big Spring professional services while holding ourselves accountable and above reproach of any un-ethical, immoral, or illegal acts. I would like to thank each of you that performs your duties in a professional manner. Know that the community as a whole does support our mission and officers/employees that stray outside of our code of ethics, laws and policies will be dealt with accordingly so...