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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Criminal Investigations Division

Management Philosophy

By providing sound leadership, a dynamic work environment, and an opportunity for employee growth, we believe this will ensure quality service to our community. The division incorporates teamwork and the highest level of integrity in our efforts to assist both the public and other law enforcement agencies.

We are dedicated to total quality.

The ultimate goal of the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) is "to solve assigned offenses, the arrest and prosecution of subjects so charged and to the reduction of crime." The Criminal Investigation Division has thirteen personnel assigned as follows:

  • Two Sergeants
  • Four Investigators
  • Five Narcotics Investigators
  • Two Street Crimes Officers

Criminal offenses which require follow up are normally assigned to investigators. A substantial number of these assigned cases are cleared by various means, such as arrest, filings with the County and District Attorneys and by exceptional means.

Investigators with the Big Spring Police Department deal with all types of crimes from misdemeanor to capital felony offense crimes against persons, as well as property crimes. CID also assists other agencies upon request with information to assist investigations or the arrest of individuals.

The criteria which determines whether a case may be assigned for follow up investigation include but are not limited to:

  • Witness information and credibility
  • Nature of the crime
  • Suspect information
  • Property identification
  • Physical evidence retrieved

Big Spring Police Department narcotics officers are assigned to work Narcotics in the city of Big Spring and in the county of Howard. These officers also work on intelligence gathering with confidential sources, including Crime Stopper information and self-initiated activity.

Two K-9 Criminal Interdiction Officers patrols the city streets as well as state and federal highways with his partner, a canine specially trained in drug detection.

The Big Spring Police Department has two detectives assigned to Youth Street Crimes. These detectives concentrate on gang and juvenile crimes. The detectives are also associated with the Texas Gang Investigators Association.

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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