Message from the Chief

Welcome to the City of Buda Police Department! We hope the information on our web site will be informative and answer any questions you may have.

Your thoughts, comments, and observations are not only welcome, but are also very important to us. Buda is a city with a growing, diverse, and vibrant population that is well known as a great place to raise a family. We are fortunate to have an abundance of active citizens and groups that we partner with to keep our neighborhoods safe.

The goal of the Buda Police Department is to prevent and reduce crime. You can view last months crimes in Buda. As citizens, you can be of tremendous help in the area of crime prevention. We are always available to Neighborhood Associations and Neighborhood Watch Groups. Working together, we make a difference.

Bo Kidd
Chief of Police

Department History

The City of Buda Police Department was founded on October 20, 2010 to provide an increased level of crime prevention and public service to the Citizens of Buda. Bo Kidd, a former Captain with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, was selected as Buda's first Chief of Police. Chief Kidd along with ten other officers and support personnel began operations as one of the newest police departments in the State of Texas. The department’s initial staff consisted of one chief, one detective, one traffic officer, six patrol officers, one administrative manager, and one animal control officer, all of whom had previous law enforcement experience serving in the Buda area. The Buda Police Department takes pride in their continued service to the Citizens of Buda.