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Nick Bell

Sergeant Nick Bell
Sergeant; 2019 NIJ LEADS Law Enforcement Officer
West Vancouver Police Department

West Vancouver BC

Sergeant Nick Bell is in his 16th year of service with the West Vancouver Police Department in British Columbia, Canada. He is currently in-charge of the Community Service Team, working with community stakeholders, schools, and government agencies to address a variety of community policing issues. Prior to this position, Sgt Bell has worked as a frontline patrol supervisor, police academy instructor, and surveillance officer. Sgt Bell holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Victoria, a master’s degree in emergency management from Royal Roads University, and a master’s of law degree specializing in International Justice from the University of London. Sgt Bell has taken part in a number of research projects at the local, national, and international level. Most recently, Sgt Bell has partnered with New York University in several randomized control trials related to crime prevention and police response. Sgt Bell is currently researching neighborhood watch, specifically examining how the expansion of neighborhood watch impacts crime and sense of safety. Sgt Bell aims to use this NIJ LEADS program to gain further knowledge in evidence based policing and to partner on research projects throughout North America. Sgt Bell’s research interests are in the area of evidence based decision making, crime prevention, and community engagement with police. Away from policing, Sgt Bell is kept busy by a very active little son, an amazing wife and a chubby French Bulldog.

Date Created: September 13, 2019