08 July 2014
Life-long Fluvanna resident Mark Belew is hoping to bring his 15 years of law enforcement experience back home to Fluvanna County. Belew says he has filed the necessary paperwork to be put on the ballot for the special election for sheriff on November 4.
Belew began his law enforcement career at the University of Virginia in 2000, and by 2002 was working for the Albemarle County Police Department. “It was the largest agency in Central Virginia at the time,” Belew explained, “and there were so many different things you could specialize in – forensics, tactics, firearms teams… it just seemed very attractive to me as a young cop to get a lot of experience in many different areas within the field.”
Belew became an Albemarle County Detective in 2008, investigating property crimes, rapes, homicides and other major cases. He was also sworn in as a Special Deputy United States Marshal and is currently assigned to the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, investigating crimes involving the sexual exploitation of minors.