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City of West Covina Appoints Richard Bell Acting Chief of Police

Post Date:04/29/2019 10:44 AM

For Immediate Release - April 25, 2019

Contact: Nikole Bresciani, Assistant City Manager, (626) 939-8401

 

City of West Covina Appoints Richard Bell Acting Chief of Police

West Covina, April 25, 2019 – The City of West Covina is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Richard Bell as the City’s new Chief of Police. Chief Bell has over 25 years of law enforcement experience having initiated his career with the San Marion Police Department in 1996 and has served as a West Covina Police Officer since 1999. He has held the rank of Captain since 2013. Mr. Bell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a minor in History from the University of Nebraska. 

“We are looking forward to having Chief Bell at the helm of the Police Department. His skills and extraordinary experience will be of great benefit to West Covina’s core values and the operation of the Police Department,” said City of West Covina Mayor Lloyd Johnson. “The City is pleased and proud to welcome him as Acting Chief of Police.” This is a critical department - day in and day out our officers provide the essential services that define the community’s quality of life. Chief Bell will provide needed
leadership and will help the community define bold new horizons of community service. West Covina has a proud tradition of a great Police Department. The City plans to maintain that reputation going forward. 

For questions or to learn more about West Covina contact City Hall at (626) 939-8401.

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