Steve Bell

Interim Chief
Ottawa Police Service

 Deputy Chief Steve Bell has lived in Ottawa for the past 30 years. He is a 21-year veteran of the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) where he is currently responsible for the Criminal Investigations, Support Services and Planning, Performance & Analytics Directorates.

During his time with the Ottawa Police Service he has gained experience in various positions including: Neighbourhood Officer, Drug Unit, Guns and Gangs Unit, Youth Section, Professional Standards, Courts and Temporary Custody, and his most recent role as Superintendent, Resourcing and Development Directorate.

Deputy Chief Bell’s background gives him a solid understanding of both the community’s diverse needs as well as the needs of Police Service members. He is a demonstrated, innovative and strategic thinker who is successful at managing complex organizational change. He has played a key role on several significant projects including the Gender Audit, Service Initiative, and Wellness Strategy.

Deputy Chief Bell is also actively involved in the community: he currently serves as President on the Board of Directors for Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services and is involved in the Kanata Minor Hockey Association.

Deputy Chief Bell has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Political Science from Carleton University. He is married and has two sons.