Ted Belleavoine Cares
… about your neighborhood
… about your school’s safety
… about removing impaired drivers from our roadways
… about accountability of performance of commanders
… about providing fair opportunity in law enforcement careers
… about pursuing and arresting drug dealers who continue to poison our community
… about deputies excessive desk time; will increase patrol time in YOUR neighborhood and shopping areas
Hello! Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My father, Douglas A. Belleavoine, brought our family to St. Mary’s County in 1977, as he was serving our country in the United States Navy. In 1985, I graduated from Great Mills High School, and worked in the service industry until hired as a Deputy Sheriff in 1989 by the late, great Sheriff Wayne L. Pettit. I served our community pridefully from 1989–2015, working for three excellent public servants, Sheriff Pettit, Sheriff Richard J. Voorhaar, and Sheriff David D. Zylak. All of these fine men, along with my mother Pauline V. Belleavoine taught me the importance of service over self. My brother, David M. Belleavoine served as a United States Marine initially, and now serves our military as a program manager onboard Patuxent River NAS. My wife, Georgia Russell Belleavoine and I have raised four children in St. Mary’s County, all four are still residents.
I have enjoyed a fulfilling life, as well as a rewarding career serving all of you over the past 28 years. Listening and addressing your needs and concerns, over this span of time, is something I take great pleasure in. Highlights of my career include assuming command of the Underwater Search and Recovery Team, for many years as a Deputy First Class. Concurrently, I assumed command of our Traffic Homicide Team, and maintained this and many other collateral duties while attaining the rank of Corporal, Sergeant, and Lieutenant until my retirement in 2015. In 2016, I was appointed by Governor Lawrence Hogan as the Chairman of the St. Mary’s County Alcohol Beverage Board. I looked at this appointment as an extension of my life committed to the safety of our youth and our community.
I pride myself for going the extra mile for all of you, and look forward to serving our community in the years to come. And, remember #TedSaid, “It’s time to move forward in law enforcement”.