Undersheriff Devon Bell began his career with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in 1992. He has worked a wide variety of assignments within the department, including corrections, patrol and the Special Investigations Unit. As a sergeant, Bell was assigned at the North Lake Tahoe station for nearly two years assigned to field services.
Bell later transferred to the South Placer Substation where he directed the Community Services Unit, which includes school and youth services. Bell also served as the administrative support lieutenant and later became the captain overseeing that division. In December 2006, Bell was named Placer County’s first-ever Assistant Sheriff. The position was created because of the tremendous growth and need for additional administrative support.
In November of 2007, Sheriff Ed Bonner appointed Assistant Sheriff Bell to the rank of Undersheriff.
“Devon is a highly respected leader in the Sheriff’s Office” said Sheriff Bonner. “His positive attitude, energy and work ethic have been demonstrated throughout his years here. He has a bright future as the newest member of the senior staff.”
Undersheriff Bell is a Loomis native and a Del Oro High School graduate. He has a B.A. in Criminal Justice Management and has completed numerous management and training courses, including POST Supervisory Leadership Institute (SLI), Community Oriented Policing Seminar (COPS), Internal Affairs, POST Management School, POST Executive Development Course, Criminal Intelligence for Executives, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) and the FBI National Academy (222nd Session).
Devon is a board member of the Placer County Child Abuse Prevention Council and an active member of the Auburn Rotary. Devon and his wife Sue, live in Roseville with their four children and he enjoys spending time with his family and “making sure my kids’ lives are as full as possible.”