Adam Quirk is committed to learning as much as he can. He is always learning new techniques and technologies to help him in his law enforcement career, but he also continues to learn as much as he can academically. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2001 and six years later, he earned a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Boston University. More recently, he re-entered the academic arena, working toward a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Of course, not all of Adam’s learning is formal academic. He spends a lot of time reviewing criminal justice-related literature, looking at case studies, journal articles and anything he can find.
More than a decade ago, Adam Quirk began to work with the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Diversion investigator. From that position, he worked on teams that investigated the diversion of controlled substances, which is roundabout way of saying that he investigated cases where drugs were supposed to go to pharmacies, hospitals or other legal sellers, but someone took them before they arrived.
Due to his investigatory experience, Adam Quirk often led teams for many long-term investigations and he conducted numerous security assessments for all sorts of DEA registrants. Registrants are people who are allowed to have certain Schedule II narcotics, but even they have to be registered. That group includes manufacturers, distributors and treatment center personnel. By now, Adam Quirk has worked in criminal justice at nearly every level for almost two decades, in both the public and the private sectors.