About Blue Line Academy

Blue Line Academy is a professional law enforcement training and consulting organization with specific focus and expertise in the identification and investigation of criminal gangs, transnational gangs, and other organized crime groups.  The organization also provides comprehensive training in effective street crime enforcement for patrol officers and those assigned to proactive enforcement units.

The training provided by Blue Line Academy stems from the extensive hands-on, real-world experience of the staff.  The information provided is up-to-date, accurate, and relevant to members of the law enforcement, correctional, and prosecutorial communities. 


The founder and president of Blue Line Academy, Andrew Eways, has been a sworn police officer for nearly thirty years.  In his career, he has worked in various capacities including the investigation of Criminal Gangs, Transnational Gangs, and other Organized Crime groups.  He has conducted and supervised covert investigations, street-level gang and narcotic operations, proactive enforcement teams, intelligence operations, and Title III Wiretap Investigations.  

Eways began his career with the Maryland State Police, where he served in many capacities including Patrol, Detectives, Intelligence, Homeland Security, and Special Enforcement.  He has supervised both Patrol and Investigative units, as well as various specialized investigative or operational groups.  Following his career with the Maryland State Police, Eways became a sworn member of the Aurora Police Department in the Denver Metropolitan Area, where he currently holds the rank of Sergeant.

During his career, Eways has co-authored two non-fiction books about Sureño criminal gangs, as well as articles and columns too numerous to mention for various law enforcement publications and websites.  He is a member in good standing of several law enforcement professional associations and presently serves as a board member for the International Latino Gang Investigator’s Association.  He has provided expert testimony in cases involving various criminal organizations, and has assisted federal, state, and local authorities with investigations and enforcement operations.  He has years of hands-on experience cultivating, recruiting, and supervising confidential informants, gathering actionable criminal intelligence, and investigating criminal activity including pattern crimes, narcotics distribution, extortion, large-scale criminal conspiracies, and homicides.  He has investigated the activities of extremist groups, terrorist organizations, gangs both in prison and on the streets, and multi-jurisdictional drug organizations.

In addition to his extensive experience with gangs and organized crime groups, Eways also provides training programs specifically designed for patrol and operations personnel which allow them to conduct proactive enforcement effectively and safely.  The classes he has designed prepare patrol and investigative personnel for every aspect of their investigations from evidence collection to courtroom testimony.

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