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
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.