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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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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Community Services

Crime Prevention

The Big Spring Police Department is not only dedicated to catching the criminals after a crime has occurred, it is also dedicated to educating the public in how to help prevent crime as well.  In the Department’s effort to assist the public, it offers a variety of services.

Home Insurance Inspections

The service can provide homeowners with up to a 20% reduction in their home insurance premiums if the home passes an inspection.  The Department has several officers that are certified crime prevention inspectors that can come to your house by request and perform the inspection.

If your home is not equipped with an alarm, the inspector can check the exterior doors, windows, and locks.  If the home passes the inspection, the homeowner can receive a 5% reduction in their insurance premiums.

A home that is equipped with an alarm is entitled to received an additional 15% in premium reductions if the home is able to pass the doors and windows section (above) and an alarm that meets the specifications set by the Texas State Board of Insurance.

This service is provided free of charge.

Security Surveys

The Big Spring Police Department has several crime prevention specialists that can, upon request, come to a home or a business and conduct a survey of the existing security of the home or business.  The officer(s) will do a detailed survey and suggest ways to improve the existing security of the home/business.  There is no accompanying insurance reduction with this service, but it will provide you with ideas to help reduce the opportunity for a criminal to attack your home/business.  No fee is charged for this service.

Informative Talks

Upon request the Department can send an officer to a group meeting to talk about crime prevention issues such as personal safety, rape/robbery prevention, drugs, etc..

Neighborhood Watch

The Neighborhood Watch program is a self-help community crime prevention program with the main objective being to reduce crime by involving citizens in their communities.  It also hinges on the basic crime prevention concept of prevention of reducing the opportunity for crimes to occur through education.  Neighborhood Watch is not designed to substitute police, but to supplement police activities by providing extra eyes, ears, and caring.

When neighbors know each other personally, they are more aware of each other’s habits and routines.  This awareness makes them knowledgeable of peculiarities and unusual event, such as strange cars or persons in the neighborhood.  When neighbors know one another, they are more willing to get involved in reporting crime because it is more personal.

When neighbors work together with the police, one of the best crime fighting teams around is created.  Be a watchful and attentive neighbor and make your community safer from criminals by starting a Neighborhood Watch program in you neighborhood.  Remember that the battle against crime will not be won by people (or police) acting alone.

If Citizens become involved, they can be a tremendous asset to police and make an impact in their community.

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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.

 


 

 

EL PASO “MOST WANTED” SEX OFFENDER

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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