Police / Specialized Units
Advanced Crime Scene Processor
Advanced Processors are utilized at major crime incidents. Specialized training is provided to facilitate collection and handling of evidence within industry and judicial guidelines. Some equipment is issued to each processor, with the majority stored at the police station and accessed as needed.
A Reconstructionist may be involved in any accident involving a serious injury, which could result in death or loss of limb, collisions involving a motor vehicle and train, commercial vehicle, bus, spillage of hazardous material, or complex collision.
Crisis Negotiators assist persons in a crisis to resolve the incident peacefully.
Critical Response Team
The Critical Response Team provides support to the Bowling Green Police Department with a tactical response to critical incidents.
Detectives provide follow-up investigation of assigned incidents, determine suspects, conduct interviews and interrogations, and coordinate their activities within the Criminal Investigation Division, with other agencies, and with the prosecutors’ offices.
The Guard is a specialty unit of officers whose primary function is to bestow honor upon our fellow department members, as well as set an example for the community.
The K-9 program is utilized to detect illegal narcotics, assist officers in a variety of searches, as well as apprehension. Canine handlers present programs to the public and work closely with both school systems.
This unit is a high-visibility unit that is involved in special parade details, and is used to enforce traffic laws in neighborhoods along with high-crash-site locations.
Police Training Officer
Police Training Officers provide on-the-job training for recruits after they have graduated from the Basic Training Academy. The PTO’s evaluate the performance of recruits, during training phases, and prepare the recruit for assignment to Patrol Operations.
Officers selected for the special assignment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Pilot will operate departmental Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in support of a variety of departmental purposes and objectives to include, but not limited to, assisting in Search and Rescue operations, Surveillance, Collision Reconstruction and Crime Scene documentation and evaluation.