Big Spring Police Department

  • Agency: Big Spring Police Department
  • Address: 3613 W Highway 80, Big Spring, 79720 TX
  • Chief: Lonnie Smith (Chief of Police)
Phone: 432-264-2550
Fax: 432-264-2552
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Big Spring Police Department is located at 3613 W Highway 80, Big Spring, 79720 TX. The Chief of Police of the department is Lonnie Smith. The Big Spring Police Department phone number is 432-264-2550.

Big Spring Police Department News

The Big Spring Police Department wants to thank everyone who came out to the 3rd Annual First Responders “Trunk or Treat”. This was a great time had by all. This was also a great opportunity for us to engage with our community and to interact with the children in a positive way. The response from our community was amazing even with the bad weather. Unfortunately our very own Safety Pup dressed as SWAT didn’t win our vote as the little KFC Colonel Sanders kid gets our vote for best costume!! We absolutely look forward to next year!

November 1st 2018 "No Shave November"

We would like to say Thank You to a group of Hotel owners in Big Spring that graciously donated $10,700 to local Law Enforcement for the purchase of Bullet Proof Vest for our Officers and Deputies. Vests cost our Departments about $1000.00 each and have a life expectancy of 5 years. With this generous donation, The Big Spring Police Department and Howard County Sheriff’s Office can each purchase 5 new vests. Thank You, for your kindness, generosity, and support of our community. Days Inn-$1500 Budget Inn - $750 Delux Inn-$350 Quality Inn-$1500 Knights Inn - $750 Super 8-$300 Plaza Inn-$1500 Advantage Inn - $350 Town Place Suites-$1500 Bradbury Inn-$350 Hampton Inn-$1500 Camelot Inn-$300 Chief Chad Williams & Sheriff Stan Parker Picture: Front Row (L to R): Mayur Patel (Plaza Inn), Beau Patel (Quality Inn), Jay Patel (Days Inn/Town Place Suites) Back Row (L to R): Chief Chad Williams, Sonny Patel (Super 8), Mike Patel (Bradbury Inn), Chirag Bhakta (Knights Inn), Paresh Patel (Budget Inn), Sheriff Stan Parker

2018 National Night Out This year the Big Spring Police Department celebrated National Night Out with Knollwood Heights Community Center and Big Spring Center for Skilled Care. We want to express our sincere appreciation to both these entities for hosting the events. We were granted the venues for great conversation, collaboration and fellowship with the citizens in which we serve. The food, entertainment, activities and participation was excellent. It continues to be one of our primary goals to engage with the community and strive to make Big Spring a better place. “Working Together for a Safer Community”

Come join us for Coffee with a Cop at Starbucks!!!

Emergency Siren Test!!

This year the Big Spring Police Department will be celebrating National Night Out with Knollwood Heights Apartments and Big Spring Center for Skilled Care. We are very appreciative of these entities providing us the opportunity to fellowship and collaborate with the citizens we serve. We look forward to great discussion and a lot of fun!!

Come join us at Starbucks!! October 3rd 10am-12pm

PSA 9-26-18 The Big Spring Police Department and Howard County Sheriff’s Office want to make parents aware of an extremely popular but dangerous trend with our local teens called “Juuling”. Both agencies have been informed of a couple of cases where teenagers have been hospitalized due to side effects caused by “juuling” and we encourage parents to familiarize themselves with this trend and the paraphernalia that is associated with it. Research has indicated that the amount of nicotine in one juul pod is equivalent to a whole pack of cigarettes. The National Center for Health Research produced the following information: Juul is a type of e-cigarette and is especially popular among children and young adults due to its sleek and discreet design, its ability to be recharged on a laptop or wall charger and its liquid-filled cartridges that come in popular flavors like cool mint, crème brulee and fruit medley. Since juuls are small, discreet, and closely resemble a USB drive, they can be easily hidden and used in a wide variety of settings, such as the classroom. Teachers and school administrators across the nation are finding students juuling when their backs are turned: Students can take a hit, blow the small, odorless puff of smoke into their jacket or backpack, and continue their school work in a matter of seconds. Compared to other forms of teenage rebellion, juuling is especially dangerous as middle and high school students are unknowingly becoming addicted to nicotine at an alarming rate. Medical professionals are very concerned because juul delivers higher concentrations of nicotine than other e-cigarettes. Nicotine is highly addictive but it is also toxic to fetuses and is known to impair brain and lung development if used during adolescence. A 2017 study found that non-smoking adults were four times more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes after only 18 months of vaping, which includes “juuling.” For more information on “juuling” visit www.center4research.org/the-dangers-of-juuling The Big Spring Police Department and Howard County Sheriff’s office reminds our citizens that the Possession, Purchase, Consumption or receipt of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or tobacco products by minors is a criminal offense. Chief of Police, Chad Williams Sheriff, Stan Parker

Come see us at the Howard County Fair!!

Media Release 9-21-18 On Friday the 21st of September 2018 at approximately 11:30 A.M., Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to the Big Spring High School due to school staff locating a firearm in the possession of a student. When officers arrived it was found that the School had been notified by a concerned parent who alerted administrative personnel that a student may be in possession of a firearm. BSHS administrative staff immediately investigated the allegations which resulted in them removing a 16 year old student from his classroom and escorting him to the office. BSHS Administrative staff then located a Stallard Arms Model JS 9mm pistol within his backpack. The firearm was found not loaded and no ammunition was located. Big Spring Police Department officers took the juvenile into custody and he has been charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon a Class A Misdemeanor and Places Weapons Prohibited a 3rd Degree Felony. The Big Spring Police Department Criminal Investigations Division was assigned this investigation and through their investigation it was found that the 16 year old juvenile had been given the firearm by another juvenile male student of Big Spring High School who was 15 years of age while on school property. Officers of the Big Spring Police Department then took into custody the 15 year old male from Big Spring High School, transported him to the Big Spring Police Department where he was also charged with Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon a Class A Misdemeanor and Places Weapons Prohibited a 3rd Degree Felony. At the time of this release, the investigation has not revealed any type of plan of an aggressive act on any student or staff. There is no further information available at this time. Chief of Police, Chad Williams Administrative Lieutenant Brian Gordon

This morning Chief Williams swore in Conrad Saucedo. Officer Saucedo is a recent graduate of the South Plains Association of Governments Law Enforcement Academy. The ceremonial pinning of the badge was completed by his mother Sylvia Brown. Officer Saucedo is scheduled to start his field training program next Monday. Congratulations Officer Saucedo and welcome to our team.

SMMC visited the Police Department yesterday promoting the treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease. Peripheral Artery Disease "PAD" is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries, most commonly in the arteries of the legs. 8-12 Million Americans are living with PAD. 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 60 suffers from PAD. People 65+ are 2-3 times more likely to undergo amputation. Timely detection and treatment of any wound can reduce risks of amputation and improve quality of life. SMMC wants to get the word out that this service is provided here locally. Anyone wishing further information about this medical condition is encouraged to call The Wound Healing Center at 432-268-5376.

Media Release 9/11/18 On the 11th of September 2018 at approximately 4:20 AM, Big Spring Police Department officers were dispatched to Walmart located at 201 W. Marcy in reference to a disturbance. Upon officers arrival an individual later identified as Clint Aaron Sorrells White/Male 22 Years of age appeared to be suffering mental crisis. Officers made contact with Sorrells and through their investigation determined Sorrells was under the influence of methamphetamines. Contact was made with Walmart staff who informed officers that Sorrells had brandished a handgun while inside the store although he never threatened anyone. In proximity of the vehicle Sorrells had been driving, officers located three handguns and three rifles laying on the ground. After Sorrells was detained in handcuffs and while officers were investigating the incident, Sorrells ran a short distance before being caught by officers. Sorrells was arrested and charged with Evading Arrest/Detention, Unlawful Carrying of Weapon and Public Intoxication. This incident is still under investigation and there is no further information available at this time. Chief of Police, Chad Williams Admin Lieutenant Brian Gordon

Never Forget 9-11-2001 Today marks the 17th Anniversary of 9/11. The term “9/11” is used to refer to the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 in Somerset County, PA, New York, NY, and Washington, DC. More than 3000 people have died as a result of the 9/11 attacks. 9/11 was the worst enemy attack to ever take place in the United States. In the years since the attacks, September 11th has become a day of service in the United States, as millions of people give back to their communities to honor the heroes and victims of 9/11. The Big Spring Police Department remembers 9/11 and all those who lost their lives and loved ones on that fateful day.

National Pharmaceutical Take Back Initiative!! October 27th 2018

2018 National Night Out

Media Release 8/24/18 On the 23rd of August 2018, Big Spring Police Department Detectives arrested Ricky James Shubert White/Male 23 years of age for Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student, a 2nd Degree Felony. The arrest stems from an investigation by the Big Spring Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Mr. Shubert had been employed by the Big Spring Independent School District. The victim involved in this case was not a student of BSISD. BSISD administration has fully cooperated with this investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and there is no further information available at this time. Chief of Police, Chad Williams Administrative Lieutenant Brian Gordon

Back to School!!

Congratulations Howard County Sheriffs Deputy Frank Vidal. The Big Spring Police Department congratulates Deputy Frank Vidal for beeing named the "Texas Association of School Resource Officers, Officer of the Year" Way to Go!!

Big Spring Police Department / Howard County Sheriff’s Office Joint Media Release June 21st 2018 The Big Spring Police Department and Howard County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Department of Public Safety and Howard County District Attorney’s Office have just completed a multi-day operation targeting online sexual predators. This particular online investigative operation targeted online solicitation of minors, under-age prostitution and prostitution. During this operation, undercover investigative personnel posted fictitious ads or profiles on various social media platforms, and websites posing as prostitutes or those soliciting prostitutes. Despite the repeated warnings and media coverage of past operations, numerous suspects responded to the ads and drove to different undercover locations to engage in illegal prostitution. During this operation, undercover investigative personnel received messages from 90 individuals who were interested in engaging in illegal activity. Of the 90 individuals, 9 agreed to meet and actually travelled to the undercover location for the purpose of engaging in the illegal activity at which time they were taken into custody by Law Enforcement personnel. Prostitution continues to thrive because of the internet and websites that condone solicitation posts and advertisements. Prostitution is not only illegal, but often associated with violent crimes, the use and sale of illegal drugs and human trafficking which in many cases, targets children. Howard County Law Enforcement is committed to enforcing these laws and arresting those who choose to engage in this type of illegal activity.

Update Media Release 6-13-18 On the 13th of June 2018 at approximately 11:00 A.M., Susan Overton turned herself in at the Howard County Law Enforcement Center. Mrs. Overton has been arrested and charged with Murder. At the time of Mrs. Overton’s arrest a small caliber semi-automatic firearm was seized from her and is believed to be the firearm used in the commission of the offense. Mrs. Overton is currently awaiting arraignment by a magistrate. The Big Spring Police Department has also recovered the suspect vehicle (white in color, 2010, Ford Focus 4 door with Texas license plates JYL4340) which was located in the 1300 block of S. Nolan. This continues to be an ongoing investigation and there is no further information available at this time. If you have any information regarding this investigation please call the Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant at (432)264-2558 or you can call CrimeStoppers at (432)263-TIPS (8477). You can also use the CrimeStoppers P3tips.com software to submit your tip online. Remember no caller ID is ever used and all tips are anonymous. Chief of Police, Chad Williams Administrative Lieutenant Brian Gordon

Media Release 6-13-18 On the 12th of June 2018 at approximately 11:00 P.M., Big Spring Police Department officers and Big Spring Fire Department Emergency Medical Services personnel were dispatched to 700 block of Bucknell in reference to a gunshot victim. Upon arrival at the residence officers found Jesse James Collins White/Male 30 years of age, inside with a gunshot wound to his chest. Collins was immediately transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center for treatment but later succumbed to his injuries. The Big Spring Police Department Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and the preliminary investigation has indicated that Susan Etta Overton (AKA “Goozie” Susan Humphrey) White/Female 31 years of age shot Collins while inside the residence. Overton fled the scene in a white in color, 2010, Ford Focus 4 door with Texas license plates JYL4340. The Big Spring Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has received an arrest warrant for Overton for Murder a Felony of the 1st degree. Mrs. Overton is to be considered armed and dangerous. This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time. If you have any information regarding this investigation or to the whereabouts of Mrs. Overton or the vehicle she was driving please call the Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant at (432)264-2558 or you can call CrimeStoppers at (432)263-TIPS (8477). You can also use the CrimeStoppers P3tips.com software to submit your tip online. Remember no caller ID is ever used and all tips are anonymous. Chief of Police, Chad Williams Administrative Lieutenant Brian Gordon