•Patrols an assigned zone on foot, on bicycle, and by vehicle to detect and deter criminal activity and traffic violations.
•Enforces traffic and parking laws.
•Receives information on activity in an area and assists in plans to address problems.
•Responds to calls relayed by Communications Officers, including but not limited to domestic disputes, assaults, burglaries, traffic accidents, lost or missing persons searches, public service duties, stranded motorists, and others.
•Gathers information/probable cause to secure either arrest or search warrants as needed.
•Conducts preliminary investigations into traffic accidents and other incidents, including but not limited to interviewing victims, complainants and witnesses, gathering information and evidence, and securing crime scenes.
•Process crime scenes to recognize, collect and preserve evidence.
•Apprehends arrest, and process offenders, including fugitives; subpoenas witnesses and serves warrants.
•Provides assistance and backup support to other officers and emergency service providers as necessary.
•Performs bailiff duties at Municipal Court.
May provide first-aid and CPR to victims as necessary.
•Provides traffic direction as needed for special events such as parades, funerals, athletic events, and school crossings.
•Preparing for and attending court proceedings as necessary.
•Completes all required reports and forms, including accident and incident reports.
•Inspects and maintains assigned patrol car, uniform, and equipment.
•Provides relief duties for communications officers and jailers.
•May serve as Hazardous Materials Technician.
•Serves criminal and court-related paper work.
•Participating in mandatory and elective training.
•May serve as a member of the department’s SORT team.
•May serve as a field-training officer for the department.
•May serve as School Resource Officer/DARE Officer; provides DARE instruction to school children.
•May serve as relief supervisor in the absence of the Sergeant.
•May be on call after hours to respond to emergency situations.
•Performs other duties as assigned.
Applicants must submit a Police Officer Application for Employment available in the Human Resources office located at 310 Nolan, Big Spring, Texas 79720 or download at www.mybigspring.com.
•High School diploma or GED with college hours as required by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education (TCLEOSE).
•Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of high school or equivalent.
•Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
•Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Education to be certified as a Peace Officer.
•No illegal drug use.
•No arrest record with higher than a Class C Misdemeanor.
•Meet or exceed physical agility requirements of department.
•Demonstrate proficiency with handgun during scheduled testing with the Police Department.
Age: Twenty-one (21) years of age
Education: High school diploma or GED with college hours
Experience: Preferable but not required.
•Familiar with Texas Penal Code, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Texas Transportation Code and Texas Family Code.
•Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, criminal and traffic codes, juvenile law, search and seizure laws and city ordinances.
•Knowledge of City of Big Spring Police Department rules and regulations as well as City of Big Spring ordinances.
•Knowledge of City, department and safety policies and procedures.
•Knowledge of traffic accident investigation techniques and procedures.
•Knowledge of the geography and streets of the city.
•Knowledge of first-aid and CPR techniques.
•Knowledge of the judicial system and court procedures.
•Skill in operating computer and police software.
•Skill in operating police vehicles, firearms, and emergency equipment.
•Skill in operating radios and communications equipment.
•Skill in operating radar equipment.
•Skill in evidence packaging.
•Skill in restraining persons without causing physical harm.
•Skill in decision-making.
•Skill in report writing.
•Skill in controlled substance field-testing.
•Skill in dealing with the public.
•Skill in oral and written communication.