The Deputy Chief is responsible for coordinating the various bureaus within the Division to achieve unity of purpose. The administrative nature of the duties requires the application of advanced knowledge and skills to the analysis of police problems, to provide for a wide variety of law enforcement activities. Some of these duties include supervision of police command staff, inspection and analysis of division assets and procedures, budgeting, and community outreach. The Deputy Chief is also the point of contact for the division in requests, particularly by media representatives, for public information, as well as dissemination of information vital to public interests.
Deputy Chief Tony Hetrick was promoted to the position of Deputy Chief in July of 2011.
He has been with the City’s Police Division since 8/26/1996 when he was hired as a Police Officer. He was promoted to Police Sergeant in 2002, and then to Lieutenant in 2006.
Hetrick served as a Security Policeman in the Air Force. While in the military he obtained an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force. He also supplemented his degree with classes at Bowling Green State University. He worked in private security before his hire as a BG Police Officer. Hetrick has received extensive leadership and executive law enforcement training. He graduated from the FBI National Academy at Quantico, VA in 2007.
As a Police Lieutenant Tony served as the Administrative Bureau Commander, and in this position was responsible for the Division’s accreditation program. He most recently served as the Operations Commander. As Deputy Chief he will continue to manage this Bureau of the Police Division.