Bell to Serve on Peace Officers’ Association

By Ethan Jordan, WNEG Radio, Toccoa

Stephens County Commissioner Dennis Bell has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the oldest and largest Police Organizations in Georgia.

The Peace Officers’ Association of Georgia is the state’s oldest and largest organization of peace officers.

The organization held its 119th annual conference in Savannah last month.

This year’s three-day conference focused on training peace officers on topics ranging from contemporary leadership to active shooters and keeping our children safe at school.

Bell was elected to the association’s executive leadership board without opposition.

He brings with him 30 years of experience in law enforcement, with seven of those years serving on the peace officer’s executive board.

As a member of the board, Bell will provide oversight in the association as it relates to the business responsibilities and the professional growth and development of Georgia’s peace officers throughout the state.

According to the associations Executive Director John Edwards, Bell has been instrumental in seeking benefits in support of peace officers statewide.

Edwards adds that Bell has been involved in several organizations and legislative committees across the state, because of this, he’ll provide experience, dedication, knowledge, and proven leadership to better serve the public safety field in Georgia.