U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the appointment of Todd Bellew as the area port director; the highest-ranking officer for the San Juan Office of Field Operations within the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“Mr. Bellew’s experience, operational background and leadership skills make him well suited for this management position,” said Alfonso Robles, director of field operations. “I am certain that he will continue to represent the San Juan Field Office and CBP with the utmost professionalism and integrity.”
Bellew has over 16 years of federal service, having begun his career with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as an immigration inspector on St. Thomas. He has held a number of leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including those of supervisory CBP officer, assistant area port director and acting area port director.
CBP has a complex mission at ports of entry with broad law enforcement authorities tied to screening all foreign visitors, returning American citizens and imported cargo that enters the U.S. at more than 300 land, air and sea ports.