Assistant Chief Alfred Lewers Jr
Alfred Lewers Jr. is a member of the Miami Gardens Police Department, where he is the newly assigned Assistant Chief for the Support Services and Investigation Unit. His previous position was the Operations Division Commander. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department’s Patrol Section, Traffic, Canine, GREAT units, Community Liaison, and Gun Violence Reduction Squad.
During Assistant Chief Lewers’ tenure with the Department he has been assigned to the Investigations Division, where he was in charge of the Special Operations Section. He was also assigned to the Support Services Division, where he oversaw the creation of the Communications Center, Records Unit, Fleet Operations, and the agency’s Records Management System, along with the Records Unit. Assistant Chief Lewers has also been assigned to the Operations Division, where he was a platoon commander, and the Office of the Chief, where he was in charge of the Special Patrol Section.
Prior to his service with the Miami Gardens Police Department Assistant Chief Lewers was a Lieutenant at the Fort Lauderdale Police Department in charge of Recruiting, Background Investigations, Training, and the Alarm Units. During his term with the Department, he held positions as the Recruiting Unit Supervisor, Public Information Officer, and a Patrol supervisor. He was also an investigator in both the Criminal Investigations and Special Investigations Divisions, where he specialized in Juvenile Crimes, Auto Theft, Racketeering, Mid-level and Upper-level Narcotics Investigations. He was a member of the agency’s SWAT team as a Hostage Negotiator, and a part of the Department’s Honor Guard.
His affiliations and memberships include, National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the Kiwanis Club of Miami Gardens, Miami-Dade County Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Fraternal Order of Police, the Broward Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He is also on Keiser University’s Criminal Justice Advisory Committee, a member of the Fort Lauderdale’s Black Police Officer’s Association, Eastern Region Police Recruiters Association, the National Association of Police Recruiters, and a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Lauderdale.
Assistant Chief Lewers and Maxine, his wife of twenty-four years, are the proud parents of four children, Victoria, Alfred III, Grant and Rebecca.