Tuesday, September 27, 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.

We, the members of the Big Spring Police Department, are committed to the City of Big Spring and its citizens. We exist in order to respond to the law enforcement needs of our citizens working with the community using cooperative dialogue, through crime prevention interdiction, and maintaining an adaptive attitude to provide quality service. We strive to balance our activities and to enhance the quality of life for our citizens.

The Big Spring Blotter

Drake Followup

On the 14th of August 2016 at approximately 8:55 P.M., Big Spring Police Department Officers were dispatched to 423 Westover in reference to a gunshot victim. Big Spring Fire Department and EMS also responded and found the victim was deceased. The victim was identified as Sonya Michelle Drake White/Female 56 Years of age. The Criminal Investigations Division investigated this incident as a Homicide under suspicious circumstances based on the scene and interviews of family and friends that were close to Mrs. Drake. After analyzing information, processing the scene and receiving a final autopsy report along with a toxicology report it has been determined that this was not a homicide. Although we understand why initial reports to dispatch indicated Mrs. Drake had been shot, this has been found to not be accurate. It is found that Mrs. Drake had died of an acute combined drug intoxication “overdose”, & Hypertensive cardiovascular disease, and after the fact suffered postmortem animal predation. To address some of the rumors regarding this investigation there was no “protective order” or “restraining order” regarding Mrs. Drake’s boyfriend. There had been a Criminal Trespass Warning which had been rescinded as Mrs. Drake and her boyfriend had worked out their differences and he was allowed back into the residence. The boyfriend was also cooperative with this investigation, volunteering information and consenting to a search of himself and his vehicle the night of the incident. This investigation has been difficult for the family of Mrs. Drake and out of respect for...