Glendra L. Lewis
Hartford Program Manager
Each of us has a purpose in life, something that drives us to excel. Glendra Lewis lives her life in service to others, committed to building a world where justice and equality prevail. Everything about Glendra reflects her passion for this mission. She is a retired police officer, investigator, and interrogator and a mother, conflict mediation arbitrator, and community supporter.
Glendra lives with strength and purpose. From her first breath, she has overcome every barrier placed in her path. In adversity, Glendra is not discouraged. Instead, she sees each challenge as an opportunity to grow. Born in Detroit, she embraced the vibrant and close-knit community of her youth while maintaining an awareness of its struggles. She worked hard to overcome the obstacles of the urban experience and has committed to helping others do the same.
Glendra has 18 years of multi-jurisdictional law enforcement experience, spanning many areas, including internal controls, patrol, narcotics, major crimes, and organized crime. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in criminal justice, sociology, and political science and a Master’s degree in investigations with a focus in Financial Crimes. Glendra’s time on the Detroit Police Department and the Detroit Public School Police Department have honed her expertise in working with complex and dynamic law enforcement teams, building strong community relationships, and building systems to replace violence and recidivism with the hard work that leads to success.
While raising a family as a single parent and building a career in law enforcement, Glendra has always worked hard to stay true to her life’s purpose. It is that determination that has allowed her to forge strong friendships, personal bonds, and professional relationships that have stood the test of time. Friends and colleagues value Glendra for her pragmatism and compassion, her tenacity, and patience.
Glendra draws inspiration from the words of Marianne Williamson and infuses her work with her belief that every person has a light, even if they may need some support to let it shine.
“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
– Marianne Williamson
The law enforcement facet of Project Longevity is comprised of a collegial, cohesive and comprehensive contingent of law enforcement agencies which include but are not limited to Hartford Police Department, Hartford Adult Probation, Hartford Parole and Community Services, Hartford Judicial District State’s Attorney’s Office, US Attorney's Office, FBI and ATF.
The law enforcement community is committed to supporting the moral objective against gun violence as established by the communities of Hartford and keeping their promise to respond expeditiously to group/gang violence involving the use of firearms. View our Hartford law enforcement partners
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We believe that the moral decision to refrain from the illegal use of firearms is not contingent upon an individual’s formal education, employment status, housing situation or other socioeconomic factors. Gun violence is unacceptable, however, we recognize that economic deprivation, historic social and civic injustice, poor education systems, are amongst causal factors that are determinants of violent crime. Project Longevity is committed to supporting individuals who choose to pursue a positive and productive lifestyle. Our full-time social services coordinator is our single point of contact who is committed to working with individuals to ensure that they receive priority attention and rapid delivery of services as they are considered to be at high risk a perpetrators or victims of gun violence. To learn more about our Support and Outreach efforts click here.
Project Longevity is a demonstration of community interdependence, solidarity, and upstanding citizenship. Our goal is to add to and reflect the partnerships that exist amongst community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, private sector organizations, and the general public to end group involved gun violence in our communities. We are active in our communities and appreciate any opportunity to strengthen the community’s moral objection to gun violence. Click here to view our community page