Meet Judge Cary
Starting at the Austin police department in 1982 as a patrol officer, Judge Scott Cary’s career includes more than a decade as a detective. As a sergeant, he supervised SWAT, the bomb squad and patrol squads, and was named one of the department's Employees of the Years three times.
As a Justice of the Peace since 2009, Judge Cary has earned the respect of colleagues around the state and the citizens of Hays County.
A Buda resident for 32 years, Judge Cary lives with his wife, Merry, a retired teacher at Buda Elementary.
With a career that spans over 40 years in public service and law enforcement, Judge Cary has spent a lifetime building community partnerships. Judge Cary has been a proven leader in the Austin Police Department, at Hays County, as well as through service organizations like Marbridge and the Special Olympics.
A Career in Service
University of Texas Police
1975 - 1980
Austin Police Department
Senior Police Officer
1982 - 2009
Hays County Justice of the Peace
Elected 2010 and 2014
Judge Cary has studied at Ranger Junior College, Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University), San Jacinto Junior College, St. Edwards University, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Virginia.
He is also a graduate of the 190th Session of the F.B.I. National Academy at Quantico, Virginia.
A Community Leader
- Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT)
- Austin Police Association
- Amigos En Azul
- Austin Runner's Club
- APD Running Team
- Buda Lions Club
- Buda Chamber of Commerce
- Justice Court Judge's Association of Texas
- YMCA of Austin
Recognized by Peers
Austin Police Department Employee of the Year (3 times)
Marbridge Foundation Volunteer of the Year (2010)
Buda Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year (2012)
YMCA of Austin Gerald T. Olson Distinguished Service Award (2013)
Distinguished Member of the Justice Court Judge's College (2011 - 2017)
What others say
Austin Apartment Association
Austin Police Association PAC
Austin Police Retired Officers Association
Buda Professional Firefighter’s Association
Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
Fraternal Order of Police, Hill Country Lodge #23
Hays County Law Enforcement Association
Hays County Womens Political Caucus
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