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Public Safety

By working together, we can help to ensure a safe and secure environment.

BGSU’s Department of Public Safety is comprised of the BGSU Police Department, Emergency Management, Parking Services and Shuttle Services.

The BGSU Police Department, located in 100 College Park Office Building, provides the campus with 24-hour police protection by a fully certified staff of police officers, detectives, and dispatchers. The police department is staffed by 25 full-time, sworn State of Ohio Peace Officers commissioned by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission.  All BGSU police officers have full police authority to enforce state laws, local ordinances and University policies.   

The Emergency Management coordinator focuses on the University’s readiness for emergencies. This requires coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the University’s capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from man-made or natural hazards and to cope with disasters.   

Parking Services, located at 1 College Park Office Building, manages and coordinates all of BGSU’s employee, student and guest parking needs. The office strives to reduce parking congestion and improve pedestrian safety through the sale of permits, enforcement of parking regulations and coordination with the campus shuttle system.  

Shuttle Services operates during the academic year and serves BGSU students.  The shuttle routes encompass the Bowling Green campus and parts of the surrounding community.

Be sure to read the BGSU Safety and Security Report for information on:

  • Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Policies/Procedures for Addressing Sexual Offenses

Crime Alert

Main Campus Emergencies,
any campus or off-campus location:
911

Main Campus
Non-emergencies:

  • Bowling Green State University Police, 419-372-2346
  • City of Bowling Green Police,
    419-352-2571
  • Wood County Sheriff's Department,
    419-354-9137

Firelands Campus Emergencies,
any campus or off-campus location:
911

Firelands Campus
Non-emergencies:

  • Firelands Switchboard Operator,
    419-433-5560
  • Erie County Sheriff's Department,
    419-625-7951