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Sheriff Michael Lewis, Wicomico County (MD) Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Lewis retired as a Sergeant with the Maryland State Police Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement Team (PACE) after twenty-two years of service. In addition to his duties as the agency’s leading Criminal Interdiction Expert, Sheriff Lewis remains a certified instructor through the Maryland Police Training Commission, and a certified master instructor through the National Highway Traffic-Safety Administration. Sheriff Lewis was directly responsible for the training and educating of all Maryland State Police personnel in the Criminal Interdiction Venue or “looking beyond the initial traffic stop” while aggressively enforcing Maryland’s traffic laws. Sheriff Lewis is a nationally recognized instructor in pro-active terrorism interdiction and teaches law enforcement officers the proper tactics and techniques when dealing with potential terrorists during roadside traffic stops.

Sheriff Lewis has trained tens of thousands of law enforcement officers extensively throughout the United States and Canada as well as other parts of the world to include; Australia, London, Germany, Russia & the West Indies. Sheriff Lewis has been judicially recognized by the federal & state courts of this country as an expert in the areas traffic stops, highway interdiction, hidden compartments & drug valuation.

He pioneered the Drug Interdiction Program along Maryland’s notorious U.S. Rt. 13 corridor, coordinating many multi-jurisdictional investigations following the seizures of large amounts of illegal contraband. During his twenty-two years as a Maryland State Trooper, he made many nationally recognized seizures of crack cocaine from hidden electronic compartments along Maryland’s East Coast.

Retired from the Maryland State Police effective July 1, 2006, he was elected Sheriff on November 7, 2006 of Wicomico County, Maryland, and has run unopposed ever since. He is currently serving in his third consecutive four-year term, and is running unopposed as Sheriff of Wicomico County for a fourth consecutive term to begin in December 2018.

Sheriff Lewis is past President of the Maryland State Sheriff’s Association where he served the interests of 23 fellow sheriffs and nearly 2,000 deputies from across the State of Maryland.

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