Police Officer Applications

Submitting a Police Officer Application for Employment is the first step in becoming a Police Officer for the City of Big Spring. Before applying for a position with the Big Spring Police Department, please be sure you meet the minimum qualifications and do not meet any of the listed disqualifications.   A preliminary application can be completed online.  To complete the online application, click here.  

Applications are also available in the Human Resources office located at 310 Nolan Street, Big Spring, Texas.  You can also download a PDF file using the link to the right.

Please follow all the instructions in the application packet and make sure that the application is fully completed.  Pages that require notarization must be notarized before you return the application to the Human Resources office. Applications must be submitted by the deadline listed.

Required Information

You must submit the following with your application packet:
Please note that the following information is REQUIRED with your application packet:
  • Original, certified copy of your birth certificate. (No photo copy)
  • Photocopy of your Social Security card.
  • Photocopy of your valid Texas driver's license or of another State's driver license. Applicants must possess a valid Texas driver license prior to being offered employment.
  • Original, certified copy of your Naturalization papers, if applicable. (No photo copy.)
  • Photocopy of your high school diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate
  • Photocopy of your college diploma.
  • Sealed, original certified copy of your college transcript(s). (No photo copy)
  • Photocopy of your current proof of automobile liability insurance.
  • Photocopy of your DD-214 Member 4 (long form), if you have been in the military. Must possess an honorable discharge.
  • Photocopy of your NGB Form 22, if you have been in the National Guard.
  • Photocopy of your Peace Officer Certificate of Completion from your police academy, if applicable.
  • Photocopy of your Texas peace officer license and all training certificates, if applicable.
Your application is not complete until ALL the required documentation listed above has been submitted online or in person to:

The City of Big Spring
Human Resources Office
310 Nolan Street
Big Spring, Texas 79720

The Human Resources office does not accept applications via fax. If you are mailing your application, it must be postmarked no later than 5 p.m. on the posted deadline. If there is not test date scheduled, please return your application as soon as possible to the Human Resources office.

Application Review

Upon receipt, your application will be reviewed to determine if you qualify to take the written examination. You will be notified of this decision by email. It is not necessary for you to contact the City of Big Spring regarding the status of your application after you have completed and returned your application. If you are eligible to take the written examination you will be contacted.

Informing of Changes

After you have completed and submitted an application, you are required to inform the Human Resources office of any changes i.e. address, phone number, application with other departments, change in certification status, etc. Failure to do so may result in disqualification of your application.


Employment decisions are made solely on the basis of qualifications to perform the work of a Police Officer. Qualifications include education, training, work experience and other factors which are relevant in determining job performance. All information provided in the Police Officer application will be verified through schools, former employers, licensing/certification agencies or other sources if applicable.