Crime Prevention Division

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is a program which empowers neighbors to join together to help deter, detect, and diminish opportunities for crime. The Buda Police Department works in conjunction with residents to build partnerships which support and encourage their efforts through prevention programs, educational materials, training, and guidance.


Business Watch

Similar to Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch seeks to encourage the development of partnerships with local businesses to establish networks of communication and information sharing. We facilitate this process by connecting groups of businesses together and support them with information about crime trends, prevention efforts, and security measures.


Smart Watch Program

This voluntary program was designed for citizens to assist in criminal investigations through the use of available residential and business surveillance footage. Citizens can participate in the program by allowing the Buda Police Department to partner with them when a crime has occurred in their vicinity. Swift access to potential video footage saves investigative time, increasing the odds of apprehending criminals and solving crimes. Click here to register your home or business surveillance system with us!


Lock-Take-Hide Program

Burglary of vehicles is a largely preventable crime. Through this program, the Buda Police Department promotes vehicle burglary awareness and prevention with residents and businesses by encouraging motorists to LOCK their vehicles, TAKE their keys, and HIDE their belongings.


Citizens Police Academy

The Buda Police Department Citizens Police Academy aims to provide citizens the opportunity to learn more about the Buda Police Department and develop a working knowledge of it's day-to-day functions. The academy is 10 weeks long and will meet once a week for three hours each. The first academy is set to commence in spring of 2020 so check back for more information!


Community Outreach Efforts


Community involvement and outreach is incredibly important to us; we want the citizens of Buda to really know their police department. In a continuous effort to connect with the community, we participate in several annual events such as National Night Out and Shop with a Cop (see side menu for more information about these programs). We also utilize various social media outlets. If you are having a community event and would like an officer to visit, please contact us at (512) 312-1001.

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For more information about any of these programs, please contact Crime Prevention Officer Freddy Erdman at 512-312-1001 or aerdman@ci.buda.tx.us.




Officer Rodriguez at a Trunk-or-Treat Event

Martin at Trunk or Treat