Working for the Big Spring Police Department

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Are you interested in a career in law enforcement?  The Big Spring Police Department will have entry level testing for Police Officers (certified and non-certified) on March 2, 2023.  The application deadline for that test date is 5 p.m. on February 27, 2023.  

**Testing for Certified Police Officers is scheduled as needed.  Certified Police Officers are strongly encouraged to apply at anytime!

This page contains information about the Big Spring Police Department's recruiting process and application for employment as a Police Officer.  Please review ALL 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. 

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.


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.


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.