VALDOSTA, GA (WTXL) - After nearly four decades working in military and civilian law enforcement, a Valdosta Police Commander is retiring.
Eugene Bell served as the Police Commander for the Bureau of Support Services for several years.
Prior to his employment with VPD, Bell was a member of the U.S. Air Force.
Throughout his military career he worked in military law enforcement as a Law Enforcement Specialist and later, as an Investigator in the Air Force Office of Special Investigation.
After retiring from the Air Force, Bell joined the Valdosta Police Department narcotics unit in 1997.
Since then he was promoted to Lieutenant of the Investigations Bureau and then to the Commander of that Bureau.
While serving as Commander, Bell oversaw records, school resource officers, court security, and the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC).
Bell announced he will be retiring on January 1. A retirement party is being held for Commander Bell Tuesday at the Valdosta City Hall.