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
Police Officer
1975 - 1980

Austin Police Department
Police Officer
Senior Police Officer
Sergeant Investigator
Senior Sergeant
1982 - 2009

Hays County Justice of the Peace
Appointed 2009
Elected 2010 and 2014



Proven Qualifications

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)