Sherman McGrew, J.D., CFE
Program Analyst, U.S. Transportation Safety Administration
Sherman McGrew is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He entered military service in 1979, retiring as a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel in 2010. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and has had three active duty deployments, to include two combat tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2008. In 2008 he worked extensively with the U.K. Military and the U.K. Civilian Police Contingent in Basra, Iraq.
He entered law enforcement in 1987 and retired as a Captain with the Waterbury, Connecticut Police Department in 2009, having also served as a Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. He has conducted literally thousands of interviews with suspects and has lectured on interview and interrogation to both police, military and international audiences. As a detective, he extensively investigated financial crimes, securing convictions while at all times respecting the rights of the accused.
He holds a Bachelor Degree from the University of Connecticut, a Masters in Forensic Science from the University of New Haven and a Law Degree from The University of Connecticut School of Law. He is admitted to both the Connecticut Bar and the U.S. Federal Bar as an attorney. He also was a commander of the Waterbury Police SWAT team and founded and commanded the Waterbury Police Academy for four years.
He currently works as a Program Analyst with the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands. He is also the Financial Manager for the American Embassy Group-Mission Netherlands. He has spoken at ACFE Conferences in London, Prague, Amsterdam and the 24th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas.