Chief of Police
Chief of Police Steve Perez
Steve Perez was sworn in as the sixth Chief of the Boerne Police Department on February 25, 2022.
Chief Perez was born and raised in San Antonio. After serving four years of active duty in the United States Army as a mechanized Infantryman with the 1st Infantry Division, he began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Alamo Community Colleges District Department of Public Safety. In 1999, he joined the City of Boerne as a police officer.
Chief Perez serves on several local nonprofit organizations as a board member. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University – San Antonio with a BA in Criminology, as well as Texas A&M University – College Station with a Master of Public Service Administration and Certificate in Public Management. He was also a member of the FBI National Academy, Class 257. Chief Perez has been married for more than 21 years to his wife, Kathleen. They have two sons, Diego and Max.
Department Vision and Values
The mission of the Boerne Police Department is to work with our citizens to protect life and property, to prevent crime and preserve the peace in our community, in an open and transparent manner, consistent with the freedoms secured by the Constitution, always treating people with dignity, fairness, and respect.
The vision of the Boerne Police Department is to become a recognized leader in law enforcement in the Hill Country and Texas by the efficient and effective management of personnel and resources, by providing the public with quality police service, and the recruitment, selection, and training of competent and ethical police officers.
The following are the values of the Boerne Police Department:
For the most part, the community's trust and confidence in the Police Department will be earned by the integrity of its police officers. All Boerne Police Department officers are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is fair, ethical, and legal, and which exhibits a sense of duty and honor for the position entrusted to them.
The administration of law and order is based upon the ideals of justice and fairness for all. These ideals require a commitment by police officers to protect citizens and to strive to ensure that citizens will be treated with respect, dignity, and fairness.
As members of the law enforcement profession, the Boerne Police Department recognizes the significance of serving the public. As such, all Boerne Police Department employees are duty-bound in our pursuit of excellence.
The community has entrusted the Boerne Police Department to exercise its authority with discretion, good judgment, respect, and a commitment to honesty and justice. Each member of the Boerne Police Department strives to build upon the trust and confidence of the community.
As members of the Boerne Police Department, we are accountable for our actions. We will exhibit self-restraint and calm in times of stress and not shy away from tough decisions that must be made.