Tony Hetrick was promoted to the position of Chief on September 2, 2015.
He has been with the City's Police Division since August 26, 1996 when he was hired as a Police Officer. He was promoted to Police Sergeant in 2002 to Lieutenant in 2006, and then to Deputy Chief in 2011.
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 Bowling Green Police Officer. Hetrick has received extensive leadership and executive law enforcement training. He graduated from the FBI National Academy at Quantico, VA in 2007.