Transition to new Bee Cave police chief complete

Brian Jones now leads the Bee Cave Police Department following his swearing in Aug. 10 as police chief. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Brian Jones now leads the Bee Cave Police Department following his swearing in Aug. 10 as police chief. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)

Brian Jones now leads the Bee Cave Police Department following his swearing in Aug. 10 as police chief. (Greg Perliski/Community Impact Newspaper)

The residents of Bee Cave officially have a new police chief following the swearing in Aug. 10 of Brian Jones.

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.
By Greg Perliski

Editor, Lake Travis/Westlake & Northwest Austin

Greg joined Community Impact as an editor in November 2020. In the communities he covers, Greg reports on local government, transportation, real estate development and business. He has written for newspapers, online publications and corporate communications teams. Greg earned a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.



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