As the Chief of Police for the Buena Vista Police Department, welcome to our recently updated website! Please take a few minutes to learn more about our agency, programs, staff, and the latest news. Whether you are just curious about the agency, or looking for specific facts or details, I think you will find a great deal of valuable information here. We think it accurately reflects our commitment to the community and the city we proudly serve. I am proud to lead a fine group of officers and staff here in Buena Vista. We place the utmost importance on our ongoing partnerships with the people we serve.
We are working diligently to position our Department for the demands of the future, while preserving our historical heritage. We have created a strategic plan and are working toward the Department of Criminal Justice Accreditation. These programs will help guide the Department and enable us to meet the challenges of the future while a professional law enforcement organization. We continue to review and ensure that our policies and procedures meet professional standard.
Please enjoy getting to know us, and our vision for police services for our City.
Richard “Keith” Hartman
Chief of Police
BVPD Mission Statement
The mission of the Buena Vista Police Department is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens in the City of Buena Vista by working in partnership with the community to enforce the law, preserve peace, reduce fear, and maintain order. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence. Our Department will treat every citizen with courtesy, professionalism, and respect, and enforce the laws impartially.
Making Buena Vista a Safer Place to Live, Work and Raise a Family