Criminal Investigations Division
The Bowling Green Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for gathering evidence, identifying and apprehending offenders, preparing cases for trial, and maintaining liaison with prosecutors, courts, and corrections. The Criminal Investigations Division staff includes one major, two sergeants and fourteen detectives. Two of these investigators are assigned to the Warren County Drug Task Force. The Criminal Investigation Division also includes the Victim Advocacy Unit and the BRASS domestic violence coordinators.
The Bowling Green Police Department Criminal Investigations Division investigates computer related crimes. The Bowling Green Police Department is one of the few agencies in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with the in-house capabilities to investigate computer related crimes from initial investigation and examination of electronic evidence to state or federal prosecution. Officers have been trained in advanced techniques to investigate computer related crimes and conduct examinations of electronic evidence and work closely with the: United States Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF), Kentucky State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC), National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI), Regional Computer Forensic Lab (RCFL), National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) and the Internet Crimes Complaint Center (IC3).
Victim Advocacy Unit
The Victim Advocacy Unit assists investigators by providing crisis intervention, ongoing case support, court advocacy, assistance with crime victims compensation claims, and referrals for community-based services to victims of abuse and their non-offending family members. The Unit consists of one full-time child abuse advocate, and two part-time domestic violence advocates from the Barren River Area Safe Space (BRASS).
The Juvenile Intensive Supervision Team (JIST)
The Bowling Green Police Department partners with the Department of Juvenile Justice to form a Juvenile Intensive Supervision Team (JIST). This team shares information and monitors all youth in Bowling Green and Warren County who are under Department of Juvenile Justice supervision.
Criminal Investigation Division Contact Information
- Major James Hyde - (270) 393-4690 Email
- Captain Charles Casey - (270) 393-4132 Email
- Sergeant Shawn Helbig - (270) 393-4200 Email
- Sergeant Belden Perry - (270) 393-4196 Email
- Detective Tim Buss - (270) 393-4155 Email
- Detective Jason Franks - (270) 393-4507 Email
- Detective Melinda Howell - (270) 393-4547 Email
- Detective Wade Hughes - (270) 393-4244 Email
- Detective Matt Wheat - (270) 393-4517 Email
- Detective Michael Lemon - (270) 393-4709 Email
- Detective Melissa Bailey - (270) 393-4696 Email
- Detective Jared Merriss - (270) 393-4241 Email
- Detective Michael Myrick - (270) 393-4531 Email
- Detective Jamie Peerce - (270) 393-4017 Email
- Detective Hany Elhubishi - (270) 393-4532 Email
- Detective Mike Nade - (270) 393-4594 Email
- April Fulcher - (270) 393-4595 Email