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Posted on: February 2, 2024

Boerne Police arrest juvenile suspect in threats against BISD school

Arrest Made in Threats to BISD School

On Thursday, February 1, 2024, at just after 7 p.m. the Boerne Police Department made contact with the primary suspect in the threats made against Champion High School on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

The suspect, 16, was arrested Friday, February 2, 2024, ...

Details on the arrest.

Posted on: February 2, 2024

Boerne Police reminds residents to be on alert for scammers

Scam Likely appears on phone call from unknown number

The Boerne Police Department has seen an increase in reported fraud attempt cases over the last year, specifically cases in which the suspect posed as a law enforcement official and requested payment for outstanding fines and warrants.

“Many peop...

Learn about recent scams.

Posted on: November 29, 2023

Crowd fills room for Kendall County Behavioral Health Advisory Coalition kick-off

audience fills chairs of council chambers for event

Representatives from eight organizations met Wednesday, November 29 to mark the launch of a county-wide initiative to coordinate and improve mental health response and care across jurisdictions.

The Kendall County Behavioral Health Advisory Coalition is a ...

Learn about the coalition.

Posted on: September 15, 2023

Boerne Police Lt. Chris Walk graduates from FBI National Academy

Chris Walk

Boerne Police Department Lt. Chris Walk was among 199 law enforcement officers from across the country and the world to graduate from the FBI National Academy Sept. 14, 2023.

The academy invites only the top one percent of law enforcement officers to atten...

Read more about Lt. Walk.

Posted on: September 11, 2023

City receives national award for collaborative mental health efforts

City Hall

The City of Boerne is a 2023 recipient of the ICMA Local Government Excellence Award in Community Partnerships for the reimaging of the Police Department’s mental health officer (MHO) position and the City’s efforts to collaborate with area partners on me...

Read about the award.

Posted on: June 26, 2023

Boerne Police Dept. creates first-ever sergeant for SRO Division

Bowen Patton

For the first time in its nearly 25-year history, the Boerne Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO) Division will have a dedicated sergeant for the program.

Sgt. Bowen Patton will begin his duties July 24.

“This is our fastest growing division of t...

Learn more about the role.

Posted on: May 18, 2023

Staff Profile: Lt. James Schmidt is driven by service

James Schmidt

For Patrol Lt. James Schmidt of the Boerne Police Department, service to the community has been his driving motivation.

But before he got behind the wheel of a patrol car, he manned a lawn mower with Boerne Parks and Recreation for two years, keeping our o...

Read the full profile.

Posted on: May 1, 2023

Officer exemplifies heart behind the badge, helps save man’s life

Rebecca Foley

What began as a routine drive home from a conference on April 22 became anything but for Officer Rebecca Foley of the Boerne Police Department.

“I had just stopped for gas and was on the last leg of the trip before getting home,” Foley said.

As she approach...

Read more on this story.

Posted on: April 20, 2023

Boerne PD recognizes officers at annual awards ceremony

Boerne PD patch logo

The Boerne Police Department held its annual awards ceremony April 18, 2023, and several officers were honored for exemplary service for their work in 2022.

The following awards were given during the ceremony:

  • Officer of the Year
  • Dispatcher of the Year
  • Top Gu...
See the awards.

Posted on: July 8, 2022

11 officers promoted at Boerne PD ceremony

11 police officers sit in front row of auditorium during ceremony

The Boerne Police Department promoted 11 officers at a ceremony on Thursday, July 7, 2022, led by Chief Steve Perez.

Perez introduced each officer and read a list of accomplishments and recognitions they have received during their service in the department...

See the honorees.

Posted on: June 21, 2022

Boerne ISD, local law enforcement agencies to add SRO's

The school resources officers stand in front of the Boerne ISD administration building

The Boerne Independent School District, along with the Boerne and Fair Oaks Ranch Police Departments, and the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, have agreed to work aggressively toward assigning each Boerne ISD campus with a designated School Resource Offic...

Read about the additions.

Posted on: January 12, 2022

Mental Health Officer a first for Boerne PD

Officer Rebecca Foley

The Boerne Police Department now has a dedicated mental health officer on staff to provide additional levels of support and attention to people in a mental health crisis.

Officer Rebecca Foley, with the department since 2013, assumed the role of mental hea...

Read about the new position.

Posted on: February 1, 2022

City names Steve Perez next Chief of Police

Steve Perez Boerne Police Department

City Manager Ben Thatcher announced Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, that Steve Perez has been promoted to Police Chief for the Boerne Police Department. Perez has been serving as the Interim Assistant Police Chief since the retirement of Police Chief Jim Kohler in...

Read about Chief Perez.

Posted on: February 16, 2022

Cody Lackey promoted to Assistant Chief at Boerne PD

Cody Lackey Boerne Police Department

Incoming Chief of Police Steve Perez announced this week that Lt. Cody Lackey has been promoted to Assistant Chief of the Boerne Police Department.

Lackey, who has been with the department since 2004, assumes the position after the retirement of Assistant ...

Read about AC Lackey.

Posted on: February 25, 2022

Boerne PD Chief, Assistant Chief sworn in at ceremonies

The swearing-in ceremonies for Chief Steve Perez and Asst. Chief Cody Lackey

Steve Perez sworn in as Chief of Police

A new generation of leadership is at the helm of the Boerne Police Department after the new Chief of Police and Assistant Chief of Police were sworn in Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.

Both men showed the heart behind the badge...

Read about the ceremony.

Posted on: March 4, 2022

Drug Bust: Boerne PD K-9 sniffs out 100 pounds of marijuana

K-9 Emma sits in front of narcotics at drug bust

It was just another dog day at the office for Boerne Police Department K-9 Emma until a call came in to assist another agency. Emma and her handler, Cpl. Brandon Goudreau, ended up helping uncover 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop March 3.

The ...

Read about the bust.

Posted on: January 25, 2022

Breaking Barriers: Boerne PD marks historic promotion ceremony

Group photo at officer promotion ceremony January 2022

The Boerne Police Department held an officer promotion ceremony Jan. 21, 2022, that marked several firsts in the department’s history.

The ceremony included the promotion of seven officers, including the first promotion of a woman officer in department his...

See the recognitions.

Posted on: June 14, 2021

Boerne PD unveils new K-9 training facility

Officer Brandon Goudreau with K-9 Emma

The Boerne Police Department held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its brand-new K-9 training facility over the weekend.

The facility features a kennel space, a K-9 washing station and a large fenced-in training area where officers and their K-9s can learn the...

Read about the project.