Adam Quirk is a criminal justice professional an experienced investigator who has worked and lived at various locations throughout the United States. Adam has over 15 years of award winning experience conducting criminal investigations, security management, background checks, drug diversion investigations and violent crimes investigations. For nearly two decades, Adam Quirk has worked for different law enforcement bodies at varying levels of jurisdiction throughout the United States.
Since he young, Adam nurtured his interest in criminal justice and frequently read Encyclopedias about the very subject, including sociology, psychology, political science, and other behavioral and social topics. Growing up in a modest household, and having to move around a lot due to his parents’ jobs, Adam fueled his desire to continue learning at whatever cost with the help of local libraries anywhere he was living. For Adam, reading and learning about his interests were an escape and it led him toward a highly successful and award-winning career in the criminal justice field, including law enforcement and private investigations.
After graduating from high school, Adam Quirk attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Following the completion of his Bachelor’s degree, Adam began working as a Special Investigator for U.S. Investigations Services, Inc. (USIS). He began his tenure with USIS only a month after the events of September 11, 2001. With the nation’s heightened security measures, it was up to professionals like Adam to conduct in-depth background investigations on potential Air Marshals and other federal agents to determine their suitability for training and high-level security clearances. In this role, Adam conducted thousands of face-to-face interviews with potential candidates and traveled throughout the U.S. in order to do so. Adam was regularly named the Top Investigator for USIS’ Minneapolis division due to his high productivity and case completion rates. In fact, his investigation completion rate was consistently found to be in the top 5% of the entire country. Because of Adam Quirk and the team he supported, many suitable Air Marshals were placed on flights to protect America from another terrorist attack. Many of those Air Marshals are still in place to this day protecting America’s skies.
Following his time with USIS, Adam Quirk accepted a position as a Diversion Investigator for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in 2004. Diversion Investigators are tasked with investigating the diversion of Schedule II – V controlled substances from their intended destination (legal distributors) or point of manufacture by criminal entities. Adam was responsible for coordinating and leading long-term investigations for the DEA and conducting on-site security assessments. Many of the cases Adam was involved with had made a significant impact on the diversion and abuse of prescription narcotics. His efforts led the DEA to stop several physicians who were engaged in the illegal sale of prescription narcotics or abusing them themselves. Adam was regularly rated as “Outstanding” on his performance appraisals for the DEA, the highest possible rating. Adam also received numerous letters from members of the public recognizing and thanking him for his dedication, leadership and positive impact on the community.
By 2007, Adam completed a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Boston University. Until December of 2014, Adam was a Distance Education Facilitator for Boston University’s Master of Criminal Justice program. In this role, he helped Boston University’s Criminal Justice Program and its students that were taking the courses online. He monitored student progress and also helped the students out by providing valuable insight from his growing experience within the field of criminal justice. The students that he worked with consistently rated him as the “Top Facilitator” and the Chair of the Criminal Justice Program was persistent in Adam continuing his role within Boston University. Of note, Boston University’s Master of Criminal Justice Program was recently named #1 by U.S. News for online Criminal Justice programs in the U.S.
Following the completion of his Master’s degree, Adam Quirk worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as a Criminal Investigator. He has investigated multi-jurisdictional and complex violent crimes, executed warrants, and conducted interviews and interrogations while working for the FBI. Being on call 24/7 meant that Adam had to respond to emergent events across the country. He was also trained in cellular technology, specifically, phone tracking, call detail record analysis, and radio frequency technology. His expertise became a tool for training other agents from the local, state and federal levels to use cellular phones and radio frequency for criminal investigations.
Adam Quirk has spent the last few years building his own private investigations firm, called Stealth Advise. His company conducts investigations for defense attorneys, insurance companies, corporations, private citizens, and other entities as needed throughout the state of Wisconsin. Adam has also worked on international investigations in China, Hong Kong and the UK. As someone who has been working in the criminal justice field as an investigator for over 15 years, Adam brings his expertise in the areas of investigative techniques and interviewing and interrogations, cellular technology data, and his experience within the United State’s justice system to the benefit of future clients across a broad spectrum. To help with the launch of his own private investigations firm, Adam Quirk returned to school at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA). This Executive MBA program required intense coursework, as well as trips to Seoul, South Korea and Bejing, China. Adam graduated in December 2016 with an MBA at the top of his class.
Adam Quirk also believes in giving back to his community by volunteering his free time. For the last two years, Adam has been participating in Circles of Support, an organization dedicated to assisting individuals who are released from prison. Recidivism rates in the U.S. hover around 90% because former inmates often leave prison without the support or tools they need to survive in today’s society. As a volunteer for Circles of Support, Adam helps newly released individuals find housing, employment, clothing, and other tools so they can live and work without re-offending. By doing so, individuals are able to transition from incarceration to the community without ever returning to prison.
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Adam Quirk continues his interest in criminal justice related topics, world travel, and giving back to his community on a regular basis.