Andrew Eways is a sworn officer with the Aurora (Colo.) Police Department. Prior to moving to Colorado, he was employed by the Maryland State Police from 1994 to 2011 and worked in several capacities.
During almost seventeen years with the Maryland State Police, he worked in the Field Operations Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Organized Crime Unit, Homeland Security and Intelligence Division, and Gang Enforcement Unit as well as other assignments. He worked in both overt and covert capacities and supervised covert investigations, street-level gang and narcotic enforcement operations, and a series of Title III Wiretaps.
He has testified as a court-qualified expert witness in several gang-related cases ranging from drug conspiracies to homicides. Eways has also been certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission and several court jurisdictions as an expert in criminal gangs and specific organized crime groups.
Throughout his law enforcement career, Eways has received specialized training and field exposure with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department, NYPD Gang Division, and several other departments or agencies across the United States. He has provided and continues to provide training in gang recognition, conducting gang and organized crime investigations, domestic terrorism and extremism, and many other related fields to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies as well as other groups.
He has authored numerous articles about gangs which have been featured in law enforcement publications, law enforcement and correctional websites, and online police magazines. He has also recently co-authored the book BEST: Barrio Eighteenth Street, Mara Salvatrucha, and Other Sureno Gangs Across America, which is currently available for purchase. He is a member of several professional organizations and is an executive board member of the International Latino Gang Investigators Association. He is a contributing author for PoliceOne and an associate instructor for the Homefront Protective Group.
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