Employment Opportunities

This page contains information about the Big Spring Police Department's recruiting process and applying for employment as a Police Officer.  Please review all the areas of this page regarding employment with the Big Spring Police Department and if you still have questions regarding recruitment and job opportunities with the Big Spring Police Department, you may contact the Human Resources office at 432-264-2347. 

The Big Spring Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Certified and Police Officer.   Entry level testing will take place on June 8, 2017, at 9 a.m.  The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017.  Interested persons must submit a completed application and the required documentation by the posted deadline in order to be eligible for testing.

**Entry level testing for certified officers is scheduled on an as needed basis. Certified officers are strongly encouraged to apply at anytime.
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Minimum Requirements


If you feel you possess the minimum requirements and have the maximum desire to serve your community, a career with the Big Spring Police Department may be right for you.

Application Packet


The Police Officer Application Packet can be completed online.  Applications can also be obtained at the City of Big Spring Human Resources office located at 310 Nolan Street, Big Spring, Texas, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications (PDF) can also be downloaded online.

Completed application packets must be submitted online, in person or by mail to the City of Big Spring Human Resources Office. We cannot accept fax copies of applications for employment. Completed applications must be filed with the Human Resources Office. Interested individuals must submit an application packet by the posted deadline in order to be eligible to test on that date.

Working Conditions and Benefits 

A Big Spring Police Officer works forty (40) hours per week on different shifts and overtime may be required. Patrol officers work twelve hour shifts with every other weekend off.  The City of Big Spring offers excellent benefits including a fully equipped take home patrol vehicle, twelve paid holidays, Tuition Reimbursement Program, paid employee health insurance with dependent coverage subsidized by the City, optional dental and vision insurance, deferred compensation program, long term disability insurance, Texas Municipal Retirement System (7% 2 to 1 match), 120 hours of paid vacation, and 40 hours of paid sick leave.

Certified officers are eligible for a relocation incentive payment in the amount of $2,400.00, payable on the day of hire.  An officer hired by the Big Spring Police Department and having personally incurred expenses for tuition and fees within the twelve (12) months preceding the date of hire to attend any training school meeting Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for a basic academy and received his or her Peace Officer certification as a result, will be eligible for reimbursement in an amount not to exceed $1,500.00.

Non-certified candidates receive comprehensive training, at full starting salary, which includes sixteen weeks at the Police Academy prior to field training at the department. Candidates are provided with a vehicle to travel to and from the Police Academy in Midland, Texas.

Anti-Discrimination


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.