Bruce Hayes Bell
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes 16-13-901 through 16-13-905, which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when the offender has been determined to be a SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR and is subject to community notification. The purpose of this notification is to enhance public safety and protection. Vigilantism, or use of this information to harass, threaten or intimidate the offender is criminal behavior and will not be tolerated.
The individual subject of this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires law enforcement registration. Further, they have been determined to present a high potential to re-offend and are therefore subject to community notification regarding their residence in this community.
This law enforcement agency has no legal authority to direct where a sex offender may live. Unless court restrictions exist, they are constitutionally free to live wherever they choose. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but they were not required to notify law enforcement of their residence until registration laws were implemented pursuant to the Jacob Wetterling Act in 1994. Law enforcement may now share that information with members of their communities, and in the case of SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATORS who are subject to community notification, law enforcement may actively notify citizens.
Please review the video for additional information about sexually violent predators and other sex offenders within the community.
Download the Community Notification Bulletin about Bruce Hayes Bell.
There are over 19,000 sex offenders registered in Colorado, and approximately 290 in unincorporated Arapahoe County and the City of Centennial. The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is available to provide useful information regarding sexual assault and personal safety, and to make referrals to other local resources to help those who have been impacted by sexual assault or this notification process. If you have information regarding current criminal activity of this or any other offender, please call 911 or 303-795-4711. If you observe this offender engaging in any high-risk or inappropriate behavior, please contact this agency.
Most sex crimes are never reported and most offenders are never detected. The greatest risk of sex offense is from people you know. The information provided herein is current and accurate as of this date, but is subject to change.