Thursday, September 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

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.

House Watch Program

HousewatchFor the past several years the Big Spring Police Department has offered the House Watch Program to the citizens of Big Spring. The program is for home owners or residents who are going on vacation or plan to be away from their home for an extended period of time not to exceed 30 days. The Big Spring Police Department House Watch Program is free of charge and while you are away, Police Officers and members of the “Volunteers in Police Service” will monitor your property for inappropriate activity or emergencies. Enlisting the police department and VIPS to keep an eye out for suspicious activity while you are away from home does not guarantee against loss, theft, damage or mischief but it can be a useful deterrent to anyone who may be considering accessing your home for criminal purposes. To enroll in the House Watch Program you can respond to the Big Spring Police Department Records Division at 3613 W. Hwy 80, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit www.bigspringpd.net and click on the “House Watch Form” tab, complete the form and then push the submit button. Note: you may have to open the form using “Adobe Acrobat” in order to fill out the form and submit. If you have any trouble using the online form you can easily print the form, fill it out, scan and email it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The Big Spring Police Department recommends you complete your House Watch form and have it submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or brought to 3613 W. Hwy 80 Big Spring Texas “attention BSPD Records Division” one week prior to your departure date.

Whether or not you avail yourself of this free service, there are steps you can take prior to departing to safeguard your property…

  • stop mail and newspaper delivery
  • leave shades/blinds in normal positions
  • put automatic timers on lights; set the timers so they will turn on and off at random times in different rooms
  • leave a key with a trusted neighbor in case of emergency
  • lock all windows and doors
  • have someone park a car in your driveway occasionally
  • arrange to have the lawn mowed/snow plowed
  • shut and lock your garage door

The Big Spring Blotter

Moss Elementary Incident 9/27/16

On the 22nd of September 2016, Big Spring Police Department Officers were dispatched to the Law Enforcement Center to meet with a parent in regards to allegations of suspicious activity involving a janitor at Moss Elementary and his child. The parent informed officers that his child claimed they were given money from a janitor while in the restroom and that the janitor had cover their mouth to prevent them from screaming. The case was immediately forwarded to the Big Spring Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and contact was made with the Big Spring Independent School District. The child was taken the following morning to Midland, Texas where an interview was conducted by the Children’s Advocacy Center personnel. The child made no outcry indicating any inappropriate contact with the janitor. The janitor in question along with a teachers-aide were both interviewed and their statements of the incident were taken. Detectives had met with school officials and obtained all video recordings in question at the time of the incident. The videos revealed the child entering the restroom and the janitor never leaving the cafeteria while continuing to work. The videos further showed the janitor seeing the child crying in the snack bar line and the janitor giving a teachers-aid money to give to the child. The statements taken by Detectives of the janitor and teachers-aide were both corroborated by the videos. It has been determined that the janitor did provide the child money through the teachers-aide to make a purchase within the...