Jeremy Bell was confirmed by Belfast City Council on April 16 as a reserve police officer for Belfast Police Department.

Originally from Guilford, Bell graduated from Piscataquis Community High School before attending Unity College and completing a degree in conservation law enforcement.

According to Deputy Chief Gerry Lincoln, Bell has undergone a rigorous hiring process including an oral board interview, extensive background investigation, polygraph examination and a psychological examination.

He has completed Phase I and will be completing Phase II of the Reserve Officer Certification for Maine in May, beginning his field training shortly thereafter to complete his Reserve Officer Certification.

The duties of a reserve police officer, Lincoln said, are essentially the same as those of a full-time patrol officer; however, reserve officers are limited to the number of hours they are allowed to work during the course of a year

Bell lives in Knox.