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Instructor Profile

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Kenneth Bell is a 36-year veteran of law enforcement experience. He worked 21 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department before transferring to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation. He has 22 years of experience working in all aspects of juvenile street gangs. He is one of the original detectives assigned to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department street gang unit. After a long and distinguished career, Ken has recently retired from the District Attorney's Office where he was assigned to the "Hard Core Gang Unit."

Ken Bell is a nationally recognized street gang expert who continues to train and consult for law enforcement agencies, school personnel, community, and parent groups. He also lectures to many school and church youth groups regarding recognizing street gang mannerisms, antisocial behavioral patterns and he does motivational talks as well. Ken was a teacher for the LA Unified and Centinella Valley school districts for 13 years teaching a class called "student and the law." Ken is presently a faculty member of UC Davis, Golden West College,and St. Petersburg College and is also an 18-year member of the Board of Education in Duarte.

Mr. Bell has been the subject of award winning media documentaries and was twice selected as the outstanding instructor by the California District Attorney Association. In 1993, he received the "Jamison Award," which is an annual award for the outstanding LA County District Attorney Investigator. He was also awarded the "Career Achievement Award," by the Black Peace Officers association in 1994. In 1999, The California District Attorney's Association selected him as the top investigator of the year. Ken Bell has been happily married for the past 38 years and the proud father of 5 children and 5 fantastic grandchildren.