Andrew Eways has been a police officer for more than twenty years and is currently employed by the Aurora (Colo.) Police Department. Prior to moving to Colorado, he served with the Maryland State Police from 1994 to 2011 where he worked in several capacities and rose to the rank of Sergeant, supervising patrol, investigative and covert investigation units.
During his career, he worked Field Operations (Patrol), Criminal Investigations, Organized Crime, Homeland Security, Intelligence and Gang Enforcement, Field Training and 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 also had the opportunity to work with departments throughout the United States on multi-jurisdictional investigations into organized crime groups, gangs, and terrorist organizations. He has testified as a court-qualified expert witness in numerous 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. He has provided and continues to provide training to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in gang recognition, conducting gang and organized crime investigations, domestic terrorism and extremism, tactical narcotics debriefing, Narcoterrorism, and many other related fields. He has also provided expert instruction on Sureno Gangs to members of the Mexican National Police and Federal Agents in Mexico City as part of a delegation of police officers invited to do so by the Department of Homeland Security.
Eways 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 through Police and Fire Publishing. 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.
Full list of Andrew Eways results
The fascinating history of the Sureño Mongol, Ruben Cavazos– 3
Street cops should have an understanding of gang history — rest assured, members of the gangs you interact with have a very good understanding of that history, and it can affect their actions
Gangs in America: Born to be 'Queen of the Harpys'– 5
Facing life in prison, Danny Roman needed someone to maintain his control over the Harpys criminal empire — who would be better than his daughter, Vianna?
The monster of Atwater Village– 6
A Caucasian of Scottish and Mexican descent, Timothy Joseph McGhee was not a stereotypical Sureno gang member
Newtown shooting: Thoughts from an Aurora police officer– 22
As a police officer in Aurora, Colorado — a city that is only just beginning to recover from one of the largest mass shootings in the history of the United States — the news stopped me in my tracks
The Sur 13 gang of Atlanta– 4
The Sur 13 gang is still among the largest and most active gangs in the Atlanta area
Logan Heights: From Varrio to cross-border violence– 7
Like many gangs, Barrio Logan — known to many gang members as Varrio Logan Heights — was known for its involvement in drug trafficking, murder and other violent crimes