Awards and Accreditations

Kentucky Association of Chief’s of Police Accreditation Program

The Kentucky Association of Chief’s of Police Accreditation Program is intended to provide law enforcement agencies of the Commonwealth with an avenue for demonstrating that they meet commonly accepted professional standards for efficient and effective operations. 

Law Enforcement executives who choose to have their agencies accredited under this program have examined all aspects of their operations.  They have made conscious decisions about policies and procedures that fit the law enforcement requirements of their jurisdictions and have implemented those policies and trained their employees in their use. 

Accreditation reflects that the agency was carefully measured against an established set of standards and has met or exceeded professionally accepted practices in law enforcement.  In July 2008 the Bowling Green Police Department received it's fourth Five-Year Certification.  Bowling Green Police is only one of two department's in the Commonwealth to receive this fourth consecutive accreditation.

Spotlight on Bowling Green - Police Accreditation (Video)

Kentucky Association of Chief’s of Police Accreditated Logo

Awards and Recognition

The Bowling Green Police Department held the 2010 Employee Awards Ceremony on January 28, 2011. This annual ceremony honors police employees' excellence and dedication to protect our city.

25 Year Service Award

  • Marcia Haley - Criminal Investigations Division

20 Year Service Award

  • Doug Hawkins - Administration
  • Wanda Palazzi - Administration
  • Gary Rich - Administration
  • John Stewart - Administration

15 Year Service Award

  • Kahlil Flesher - Professional Standards
  • April Fulcher - Criminal Investigations
  • John Houghton - Professional Standards
  • Paul Sexton - Patrol Operations
  • Terrill Sharber - Professional Standards
  • Melanie Watts - Special Operations
  • Shane West - Patrol Operations
  • Rick Willey - Patrol Operations

10 Year Service Award

  • Bonnie Abney - Evidence
  • Charles Casey - Patrol Operations
  • Curtis Clark - Patrol Operations
  • Robert Hansen - Patrol Operations
  • Michael Keffer - Patrol Operations
  • Michael Nade - Patrol Operations
  • Beverly Pennington- Administration
  • Pamela Ritter - Records
  • Sidney Sokol - Special Operations
  • Steven Wilson - Communications
  • Erik Woodward - Patrol Operations

5 Year Service Award

  • Melissa Bailey - Patrol Operations
  • Kelly Davenport - Communications
  • Matthew Davis - Patrol Operations
  • Patrick Donoghue - Patrol Operations
  • Samantha Jones - Communications
  • James Lewis - Patrol Operations
  • Jenea Martin - Records
  • Jared Merriss - Criminal Investigations
  • Shirlene Mills - Communications
  • Michael Myrick - Criminal Investigations
  • Michael Rexroat - Patrol Operations
  • Benjamin Stickle - Patrol Operations
  • Jonathan Vickous - Patrol Operations
  • Matthew Wheat - Patrol Operations
  • Monica Woods - Administration
  • Alex Wright - Patrol Operations
  • Departmental Awards
  • James Lewis - DUI Award
  • Bernard Wiedemer - Bill Key Award
  • Robbie Perry - Seatbelt Award
  • Michael Rexroat - Child Restraint Award
  • Melanie Watts - Character Counts
  • Stacy Hatler - Civilian of the Year
  • Michael Keffer - Officer of the Year

Promotions

  • Rick Willey - Captain
  • Donitka Kay - Sergeant
  • Todd Porter - Sergeant
  • Volunteer Service Awards
  • Chaplain Don Dorris - 15 years
  • Chaplain Mike Holian - 10 years

Medals

  • Geoffrey Gleitz - Meritorious
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