Jones assumes the role following the retirement of Gary Miller.
Following the oath of office given by Bee Cave Mayor Kara King, Jones, a former Austin police commander, said he is excited to take on the role of police chief in Bee Cave.
“It’s a dream come true to actually be in this position and serve in this community that I live in,” Jones said during a brief address to council and officers of the Bee Cave police who attended the event. “I look forward to not only serving the community, but the officers as well.”
Miller retires after working as Bee Cave’s police chief since 2014, according to his biography posted on the city of Bee Cave’s website.
“It's a great community,” Miller said during his parting remarks to council. “I’ve been lucky to be a chief in two great communities (Bee Cave and Boerne). I am very humbled and appreciative; so thank you.”
Miller will continue to live in the area and will serve on the board of the Bee Cave Police Benevolent Foundation, Miller said. The foundation offers financial aid and support to Bee Cave police officers, local public safety employees and their families during times of need. The foundation also offers a college scholarship to graduating Lake Travis High School students.