New police recruit is Unity College grad

By Fran Gonzalez | Apr 23, 2019
Courtesy of: Deputy Chief of Police Gerry Lincoln Jeremy Bell is sworn in at Belfast City Hall on April 17. He is currently working to complete his training toward reserve officer certification.

Belfast — 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.

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