Detective Retired, Miami Dade Police Departement
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Jeffrey Lewis honorably retired from the Miami-Dade Police Department in October 2010. Lewis had a distinguished thirty-year career and was assigned to the homicide Bureau as detective in my final 14 years. Lewis was assigned to the Special Investigative Squad for my last two years. It was during that time that Lewis was given the assignment of coordinating efforts with all of the local police departments in an effort to stem the rising tide of gang related shootings and homicides that were occurring in Miami-Dade County. These efforts proved to be very fruitful in reducing the homicides and dismantling the gangs responsible.
Prior to that Lewis was assigned to the robbery Bureau where he spent 13 years as a robbery detective. During his tenure, he investigated thousands of robberies, with a large portion of these cases receiving local and some national news coverage. Lewis also investigated numerous robbery gangs including two major tourist robbery gangs, a business robbery gang that robbed a business for over a million dollars worth of inventory, a jewelry store robbery gang, a carjacking gang, a Haitian robbery gang and a Jamaican Posse that committed numerous home invasion robberies. Additionally he investigated numerous police impersonator gangs as well as drug related home invasion robbery gangs. All of these gangs too were dismantled by these investigations.
Prior to his robbery assignment, Lewis worked as a Crime Suppression Team Detective and as a uniform patrolman in the Liberty City area of Miami-Dade County. While working as a crime suppression team Detective, he was the victim of a shooting during a raid of a Jamaican run drug house. Lewis received a Purple Heart as a result of the shooting incident. His team was responsible for shutting down numerous drug dealing houses, a car theft ring, a burglary ring, a bar that was ground zero for prostitution and other criminal activity. The team also stemmed the prostitution in the district by doing many prostitution stings.
Lewis has personally been responsible for investigating thousands of robbery and death related cases in my career. Lewis has testified in hundreds of state, federal and civil cases and also provided hundreds of criminal and civil depositions. Throughout his career Lewis has attended numerous robbery/homicide related training seminars and has received extensive training in interviews and interrogation techniques, crime scene investigations, robbery and homicide investigations as well as general law enforcement and weapons training.
Lewis has worked robbery and homicide cases with FDLE, the FBI, DEA, ATF and the Secret Service. Some of these cases were prosecuted federally as well as in the state system. Many drug/murder gangs were dismantled during these investigations
After Lewis graduated high school in 1976 he joined the United States Air Force. He was selected to be law enforcement specialist within the Security Police Squadron. Lewis served his last two years as a security police investigator and Homestead Air Force Base, Florida. Upon his honorable discharge, Lewis joined the then Public Safety Department in 1980.
During his career Lewis received hundreds of commendations from local state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as from the Miami-Dade state attorney’s office, the US attorney’s office and numerous civilians.
Lewis currently instructs a three day robbery course and a three day gang related homicide course.