BGPD begins using Facebook Live to engage more with the public through social media

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Monday, the Bowling Green Police Department took another step in utilizing social media to engage with the public the department serves.

Bowling Green Police Officer Ronnie Ward went live Monday afternoon with his first ever Facebook Live posting on behalf of the department.

The department wants to provide the public with near-immediate access to information which is why they are ramping up social media usage.

BGPD has already been using Twitter, Instagram and Facebook but has never used Facebook Live.

“The ultimate goal is to create a safer community, and this can’t be done without the public’s help,” Ward said. “Through social media, the public will be able to help the police department in their efforts to keep the community safe.”