Category: Media Releases

BGPD Sergeant Justin White Graduates From Police Executive Leadership College


Sergeant Justin White of the Bowling Green Police Division graduated from The Police Executive Leadership College (PELC) on Friday, May 16, 2014. The Course presents key leadership topics necessary for effective development of personnel and accomplishment of agency goals and objectives. It is based on the premise that leadership skills can be learned and that given the opportunity for feedback and practice, executives can substantially improve their abilities to lead. It is an intensive learning experience focused on leadership skills vital to long term personal success and change in the organization, both for the benefit of the community. Sergeant White has been with the Bowling Green Police Division since August of 2001. He was promoted to sergeant in July of 2012.

Bowling Green Police Seek Suspect in Domestic Violence Incident

UPDATE – Subject has been arrested.



A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Brian Edward Poulin II. Poulin is a white male, 21 years of age. His last known address is on Clough Street in Bowling Green. He is wanted in connection with the March 23rd assault of a Bowling Green woman.

Citizens are urged not to take any enforcement action based on the information provided here. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Brian Poulin, contact the Bowling Green Police Division or your local law enforcement agency.

The Bowling Green Police Division can be contacted at (419) 352-2571 or (419) 352-2572.


Brian Poulin

Brian Poulin

Liquor Establishment Training

The Bowling Green Police Division will be providing Liquor Establishment Employee Training (LEET) on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The training will run from 7:00-9:00 PM and will focus on civil liability, state and local liquor laws and fake ID recognition. Employees and management staff of local businesses that sell alcoholic beverages (bars and retail outlets) in Wood County are encouraged to attend. This training will take place at the Bowling Green Police Division’s Training Room at 175 W. Wooster St. Please contact Detective Scott Kleiber at (419)352-1131 for answers to questions related to this event. Pre-registration IS REQUIRED and is limited to the first 40 individuals. The training is free and certificates will be presented to attendees.

Complete the form below to register for this event:

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Business Alert

Bowling Green Police Division requests that businesses be aware of possible tampering with cable, telephone and alarm lines. On 2/27/2014, a business in the City of Bowling Green had their cable cut in the evening hours. It is unknown if this incident was testing to see what response occurred or if it was just vandalism. Please be aware of your businesses exterior and report anything suspicious to the Bowling Green Police Division.

The 2013 Bowling Green Police Division Annual Report is Now Available

The 2013 Bowling Green Police Division Annual Report is now available here:

Reminder: BGPD Will Begin Towing Vehicles Marked for 24 Hour Parking at 10:30 AM Today.

If your vehicle has been parked on a city street for more than 24 hours and was marked by Parking Enforcement , your vehicle will be ticketed and towed today commencing at 10:30 AM. Please move your vehicle. This is being done in order to clear the larhge amounts of snow that remains on streets throughout the city. Yesterday BGPD Parking Enforcement marked over 100 vehicles for the 24 hour violation and it was clear that many had not moved in several days. This effort will begin in the numbered streets area of Ward #2 and will continue until all city streets have been cleared.

BG Police Remind Residents of 24 Hour Parking Rules

Residents are reminded that leaving a vehicle parked on a city street over 24 hours can make it subject to ticketing and tow.


   (A)   No person shall park a vehicle on any of the public streets or alleys in the city for a continuous time longer than 24 hours.
   (B)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
With the heavy snow fall throughout the city BG Police Parking units have noted nearly 100 vehicles parked on non- snow streets that have been stationary for over 24 hours. It was clear that many of these vehicles have not been moved since the last snow event over the past weekend. In order to facilitate the clearing of these streets those vehciles have been marked for 24 hour parking. Beginning tomorrow at 10:00 AM those vehicles marked will be ticketed and towed.  

BG Police Warn Businesses of Gift Card Scam

On 2-4-2014 the BG Police Division took a fraud report involving a local business. The business recieved a call from a person identifying themselves as Don Richardson from InComm. InComm is a business that processes gift and phone card transactions. “Don” asked that the clerk to activate a certain type of card for a system test. When the clerk stated they didn’t have that type of card “Don” said that his inventory list showed they should have 13 in stock. The clerk believed “Don” was legitimate because he acted as if he had an inventory listing. “Don” then had the clerk try 2 Verizon phone cards which she did have and she activated them. “Don” then hung up. The clerk called InComm suspecting that the call was a fraud and it was confirmed that it was.

Businesses should be wary of conducting business transactions over the phone without verifying name and call back information. If it is legiltimate then the person should have no problem with verification. Businesses should have procedures in place to limit opportunistic scammers and should train there employees in how to deal with suspiscious or out of the ordinary calls or customers.

Bowling Green Snow Emergency Canceled: 9 am on Wednesday, January 8

The snow emergency for the City of Bowling Green is canceled as of 9:00 am on Wednesday, January 8.

Crews continue to work throughout the City to remove snow.  Citizens can help this effort by moving parked cars from streets when possible.  This will allow for better clearing of the streets and improved safety. 


Swallow Your Pride – Call for a Ride

Safe Communities



Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 am

Bowling Green Police Department – Conference Room

175 W. Wooster St., Bowling Green OH 43402

On Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 am, Wood County Safe Communities Coalition will hold a press event to announce the SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE, CALL FOR A RIDE program.

SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE, CALL FOR A RIDE is a collaborative effort of the Wood County Safe Communities Coalition, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Bowling Green Police Department, BGSU Police Department, BGSU Shuttle Services, AAA Northwest Ohio, and other partners who desire to provide safe alternative transportation to the residents of Wood County to lower the number of alcohol involved arrests, crashes and fatal crashes in our area. Thanks to the efforts of Wright Tire and Automotive, Shipley Automotive, BG Towing and Frank’s Automotive, free transportation will be available from 6:00 pm on 12-31-2013 to 6:00 am on 1-1-2014. Rides will be available from local establishments in Bowling Green to persons who reside within 10 miles of Bowling Green. Also available is Tipsy Tow sponsored by AAA Northwest Ohio. This program will provide a tow for your vehicle and a ride to your residence, also within 10 miles of the tow.


Lt. Jerrod Savidge, OSP Post 87