First-ever Placer assistant sheriff is named |

First-ever Placer assistant sheriff is named

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department has added its first-ever assistant sheriff position.

Sheriff Edward Bonner said that Devon Bell, 39, is the newly appointed assistant sheriff. Bell has been with the department since 1992. The assistant sheriff is third in command under Bonner and Undersheriff Steve D’Arcy.

Bonner said The position was created because of the county’s growth and need for additional administrative support. Bell’s primary duties will be running field operations countywide, from Lake Tahoe to South Placer County.

“We are clearly an agency in transition with all the growth in Placer County,” said Bell. “I look forward to being an active participant in managing that growth and planning for the future.”

Bell has worked in many capacities within the department, including corrections, patrol and the Special Investigations Unit. As a sergeant, Bell directed the Community Services Unit, which includes school and youth services. Most recently, he has served as the administrative support lieutenant. In 2005, Bell graduated from the FBI National Academy.

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