Deputy Chief Sean Adams - Operations Division

Deputy Chief Sean Adams is a native of Virginia Beach and a 32-year senior leader with the Virginia Beach Police Department. He has served in Operations, Investigations and Professional Development and Training. He was the Commanding Officer for four commands including the 2nd Precinct, 4th Precinct, Special Operations, and Special Investigations. He served as the Chief of Staff under Police Chief Paul Neudigate and is currently serving as the Interim Deputy Chief of the Operations Division. His professional experience spans multiple areas of policing including oversight of multi-jurisdictional undercover investigations, complex tactical incidents during SWAT Operations, planned, led and managed large-scale special events, served as the Executive Aide to the Chief of Police, directed uniformed patrol duties, and served as the Director of Training.  

He holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration, a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia, and a BA in Criminology. He is a graduate of the 259th Session of the FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police (PERF), Police Executive Leadership School (Virginia). He is an adjunct faculty for Virginia Wesleyan University and University of Phoenix.

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