Sheriff-Coroner-Marshal Devon Bell


In February 2017, the Placer County Board of Supervisors tapped Devon Bell as Sheriff to serve out the term of outgoing Sheriff Ed Bonner. In the primary election of 2018, Bell was officially chosen as sheriff by the citizens of Placer County. Bell began his career as a deputy with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office in 1992. In November of 2007, Bell promoted to the rank of undersheriff. In this role, he was responsible for the operations of the Sheriff’s Office and assumed command in the absence of the sheriff. Bell is a Loomis native and a Del Oro High School graduate. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management and a master’s degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. A father of four and grandfather of two, he lives in Roseville with his wife.

On July 6, 2022, Bell resigned from his post with the intention to enjoy retirement. Wayne Woo, who won 63.55 percent of the vote in the June primary, was appointed to serve the remainder of Bell’s term on July 26 before beginning his elected stint in January 2023.

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