Phone: 027 4153094
Graham Bell is available for speaking, presenting, MC, voicing and advisory services.
Graham is arguably New Zealands best known police officer. A 33 year police career was followed by 13 years presenting the spectacularly successful Police Ten 7 television programme.
Graham has carved out a reputation as a gifted and entertaining speaker with a flair for getting his message across with lashings of common sense, plain speaking and hilarious stories. Never one to mince his words; Graham speaks with a refreshing clarity and humour that is always well received.
Graham spent 33 years in the New Zealand Police. Rising to the rank of Detective Inspector he has dealt with a vast array of serious crime including murders, rapes, fraud, organised crime, art theft, violence, arson and just about anything else imaginable in the realm of criminal conduct. He also led major investigations into serious offending by police officers. Many of his cases were the subject of intense media coverage which resulted in his becoming widely recognisable. In 2001 he was awarded the Queens Service Medal and named as one of 16 prominent New Zealanders who had 'made a difference' in our society.
After leaving the police he became even better known for presenting the TV2 crime solving programme Police Ten 7. His colourful descriptions of the offenders being sought became a hugely popular element of the show and created an enthusiastic following from viewers that has endured beyond his departure. Elements of this approach can be heard in his speaking style.
He remains a sought after commentator and contributor for journalists and researchers on day to day crime topics
Graham started in the NZ Police in September 1968. He was posted to Auckland and spent his first 4 years in uniform before being inducted into the CIB as a trainee detective.
His Police career then took him to Taihape, Wellington, Auckland again, Taumarunui, back to Auckland and then to Rotorua until his retirement at the rank of Detective Inspector, Level 2 (formerly Detective Chief Inspector), in December 2001.
His career was mainly centred on CIB investigations and included an extended stint as full time Media Liaison Officer for the Auckland/Northern Region from 1990 until 1993. This was a period of enormous expansion in our news media and Graham's experience was highly valued by police and media alike. During his time as the District Crime Manager, Bay of Plenty District he found himself in command of a string of high profile murders and other serious crimes that saw him once again featuring regularly in day to day news bulletins.
2001 through 2014:
Following his retirement from the police Graham was quickly recruited to present a new television series called Police Ten 7.
The programme featured a mix of crime solving and depiction of everyday policing and became a huge success.
Graham's unique presenting style and direct approach won him and the programme a huge following with a legion of dedicated fans tuning in every week. His colourful descriptions of crime and criminals struck a chord with New Zealanders and the 'no nonsense' approach was widely appreciated.
Countless crimes were solved and wanted criminals featured on the show were quickly rounded up.
2014 to present:
In 2014 Graham retired from Police Ten 7. The show continues with new presenter Rob Lemoto.
Graham has continued to contribute to society in a number of ways with his speaking, presenting, voicing and consultancy. He is still a regular port of call for journalists and commentators on criminal/social/justice/policing issues.
Graham's speeches are partially focussed on communications skills and valuable tips on interpersonal relations for business and everyday life. Always heavily interlaced with a raft of hilarious stories to illustrate his point.
University papers in:
Criminal Law. Auckland
Organisational processes/police administration. Massey
School: Hamilton Technical College.
NZ Detective Qualified: 1973 - 1975.
Skills & Languages
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"Thank you so much for the outstanding job you did throughout our Industry Get Togethers. You made a significant contribution to the overall success of the events. Your humorous tales and pearls of wisdom had the audience captivated from start to finish. Overall you scored an impressive 95.2% in our evaluation questionnaire. This puts you among our top guest speakers of all time which, believe us, is no mean feat!"
Genetic Technologies Limited
"Your speech was a highlight of the weekend and feedback was excellent. You had the audience in the palm of your hand."
Community Patrols NZ.
"The journalists, staff and I thoroughly enjoyed your witty and informative speech - it would be fair to say that you had us all in stitches. The journalists - the following day spent much of their time reciting some of your stories."
Media Relations Manager
Ford Motor Company NZ
"The night was a great success, and a big thanks must go to you for your part in that. We have had a great deal of positive feedback regarding the whole night. People really enjoyed listening to you, and the stories you shared."
Waitete Rugby Club, Te Kuiti.
"A high spot during the evening was guest speaker Graham Bell. His talk was a string of highly entertaining, and sometimes downright hilarious, anecdotes from his years in the force."
REINZ National Office
"Ignoring the run-of-the-mill sports stars with their locker-room yarns, the club (Auckland City Football) went for stories about the lock-up from former cop turned TV personality Graham Bell. We were regaled with tales of prisoners bouncing around in the back of police vans, strange goings on in the evidence storeroom, alleged courtroom capers...etc. As the MC reckoned, we now had a far better knowledge about the workings of our police force.
It was welcome relief from the normal fare..."
"We consider ourselves most fortunate to have been able to hear you speak. There were not a lot of dry eyes on the night, 'isnt laughter a great thing?' and I suspect there were many still holding their ribs the next day. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the feedback that we have received has been absolutely fantastic."
Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club
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