Detective Jeff Lewis retired from the Miami-Dade Police Department in 2010. His 30-year career was marked by countless commendations and accolades. Jeff was assigned to the Homicide Bureau during his final 14 years, where he assumed responsibility for hundreds of high-profile, complex murder investigations. Prior to his tenure in Homicide, Jeff spent 13 years as a Robbery Investigator where he acted as lead detective on thousands of armed robbery cases.
Jeff has also participated in a variety of Federal Task Forces formed to combat extremely violent gangs of robbers, many of whom received national media attention. He has testified in hundreds of state, Federal and civil proceedings. Jeff has successfully collaborated on gang investigations with FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement), the FBI, DEA, ATF and the Secret Service. A number of these cases were prosecuted at the Federal level.
While participating in a Crime Suppression initiative in the Liberty City area, Jeff was wounded by gunfire and received the Purple Heart, one of the Miami-Dade Police Departments highest honors.
Throughout his career Jeff has attended numerous gang-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.
Before embarking on his career with the Miami-Dade Police Department, Jeff served honorably in the United States Air Force. During this time he acted as a Security Police Investigator at Homestead Air Force Base where he conducted a wide-range of investigations.