Tuesday, February 28, 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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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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Citizens Police Academy Class

CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMY CLASS

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“The CPA is 30 hour program intended to enhance understanding and cooperation between the citizens of Big Spring and Howard County and the personnel of the Big Spring Police Department,” said Brian Gordon, Administrative Lieutenant of the BSPD.

The Academy is designed to give participants a “tip of the iceberg” overview of the tasks, responsibilities and procedures of the men and women serving in local law enforcement. It is an opportunity for citizens to hear from officers in various functions of police work such as: Dispatch, Records, Animal Control, Recruiting and Training, Patrol Operations, Criminal and Narcotics Investigations, Crime Scene Processing, Crime Stoppers and SWAT functions. Robust question and answer sessions are encouraged throughout the program. Few questions are considered off-limits, and participants receive the most honest, straightforward answers available, from the people most qualified to give them.

Many of the sessions are hands-on exercises that provide the participants with opportunities to step into the role of the police officer and handle various situations officers are called upon to deal with daily. “Participants also spend a working shift riding in a patrol car with an on-duty officer to gain a first hand perspective of a day in the life of a local Cop,” explains Gordon. Historically, this is one of the aspects of the program enjoyed by all of the participants.

The program will also introduce participants to the Volunteer in Police Service (VIPS) group. Representatives of this group will attend and assist with the classroom activities. According to Marvin Boyd, President of VIPS, “We are an active group who assist the BSPD and HCSO with activities such as traffic control for parades and other activities, the house watch program and monitoring handicap parking violations.” Graduation from the CPA will qualify participants to join the VIPS group. Boyd encourages all past and future graduates of the CPA to consider joining the volunteer group. “We have a real need for additional volunteers so we can provide more assistance to our Law Enforcement Officers,” states Boyd.

Since its inception in 1994, the CPA has provided a forum wherein citizens and police can exchange information and viewpoints. “We have found that this exchange benefits the participants, the officers and instructors, the Department and the community in general,” Gordon said. The community comes to a better understanding of the often-conflicting expectations and requirements placed on law enforcement and law enforcement comes to a better understanding of the expectations of their community.

“Over the years, as a result of this exchange, the department has modified some of its practices and procedures to better meet the needs and desires of the citizens. In turn we have seen an increased acceptance of our role in the community and have enjoyed a more open dialog with its members,” adds Chad Williams, Chief of Police.

For information or questions regarding the Citizens Police Academy, please call Administrative Lieutenant Brian Gordon at (432)264-2561 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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BSPD Media Releases

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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