Tuesday, January 24, 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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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

Media Release1/20/17

Follow-up to previous media release

Jason LueraOn the 19th of January 2017, the Big Spring Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division charged Jason Luera Hispanic/Male 32 years of age for the Murder of his mother, Mrs. Gloria Martinez. Mr. Luera had been at 707 Lorilla at the time of Martinez’s death and had been considered a suspect of this horrendous crime. Mr. Luera was originally arrested and charged on the 9th of December 2016 for a Parole Violation. While in jail, Mr. Luera was charged on the 6th of January 2017 with two 118th District Court indictments for Burglary of a Habitation/Intend other Felony a Felony 2 offense, and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon a Felony 2 offense. On the 19th of January 2017 the Criminal Investigations Division again interviewed Mr. Luera with additional evidence relating to the Murder investigation at which time he confessed to the crime. Mr. Luera was then charged with Murder a Felony 1 offense. The Murder investigation is ongoing and we are unable to comment any further regarding this incident.  

(Prior Media Release - October 24th 2016)

On the 22nd of October 2016 at approximately 12:30 P.M., Big Spring Police Department Officers were dispatched to 707 Lorilla in reference to a “suicide”. Big Spring Fire Department and EMS also responded and found the victim was deceased. The victim has been identified as Gloria Martinez Hispanic/Female 52 Years of age. The Criminal Investigations Division personnel responded to the scene and found suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. Detectives are proceeding with this investigation as a homicide and are continuing to piece together information and evidence received. Unfortunately, with this being an ongoing criminal investigation we will not be able to release any further details regarding this incident.


Media Release 1/10/17

On the 10th of January 2017 at approximately 12:00 P.M., Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to HEB (2000 S. Gregg) in reference to a person who had threatened to end his own life. Upon arrival Officers located a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban maroon in color. Officers found the only occupant to have sustained a gunshot wound. The preliminary investigation indicates this is a suicide. The Big Spring Police Department will not release the name of the individual giving family enough time to make proper notifications.


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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