Bowling Green, KY Police

Bowling Green, Kentucky Jail and Mugshot Information

Bowling Green is a city in Warren County, Kentucky. The city of Bowling Green was formally incorporated in 1812. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 38.1 sq. mi (98.7 km2). The City of Bowling Green had a population of approximately 58,067 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Bowling Green, Kentucky is Bruce Wilkerson. Bruce Wilkerson can be contacted at (270) 392-0817 and by email at bruce.wilkerson@bgky.org.

Bruce Wilkerson, Mayor
City of Bowling Green
1001 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: (270) 392-0817
Email: bruce.wilkerson@bgky.org

Bowling Green Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Bowling Green, Kentucky was 334.1, lower than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 280.5. According to research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 140 registered sex offenders living in Bowling Green, Kentucky as of December 27, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Bowling Green to the number of sex offenders is 465 to 1.

There were an estimated 3,314 total crimes per 100,000 people in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Kentucky which has 3,117 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Bowling Green is also lower than the national average of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Bowling Green, there were an estimated 225 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Kentucky is 430 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 386 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 3,089 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Kentucky average of 2,687 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Bowling Green, Kentucky:

  • The overall crime rate in Bowling Green is 82% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.69 daily crimes that occur in Bowling Green.
  • Bowling Green is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bowling Green you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bowling Green has decreased by 6%.

Bowling Green, Kentucky Police Station Information

Bowling Green Police Department

The Bowling Green Police Department has 92 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 45000 people.

J. Michael Ward II, Chief of Police
Bowling Green Police Department
911 Kentucky St
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-2105
Phone: 270-393-4000
Fax: 270-393-4569
Emergency: 911

Bowling Green Police

Warren County Sheriff’s Office

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Jerry Gaines, Sheriff
Warren County Sheriff’s Office
429 East 10th Avenue Suite #102
P.O. Box 807
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270-842-1633
Fax: 270-781-1984

Warren County Sheriff

Police Records Request in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Police reports can be obtained from the Central Records Unit of the Bowling Green Police Department. Police records can be obtained by visiting, calling or emailing your request to the Central Records Unit’s Office. The location and reports request contact information is as follows:

Central Records Unit
Bowling Green Police Department
911 Kentucky St
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Hours: 7:30am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday

Bowling Green Police Central Records

Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office by visiting, calling or emailing your request to the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk’s Office keeps and maintains all official City records. Submit your request in writing or complete a Public Records Inspection Application. The forms links are given below:

Bowling Green Public Records Inspection Application
Bowling Green Police Public Records Inspection Application

Completed forms should be filed with the Office of City Clerk of the records being requested. All requests for Police records must be submitted to the Police Department.

The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Ashley Jackson, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City Hall,
P.O. Box 430,
1001 College St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: (270) 393-3688

Bowling Green City Clerk

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