During his long career in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Adam Quirk spent most of his time as a diversion investigator, which means he looked into cases in which legal deliveries of drugs were diverted to criminals before they could get to their destination, whether it was pharmacy, hospital clinic or treatment center. Due to his investigatory prowess, Adam was often chosen as a team leader on many long-term investigations. At the DEA, Adam Quirk also conducted numerous security assessments for all sorts of DEA registrants, including manufacturers, distributors and treatment center personnel.
Adam Quirk has worked in criminal justice and law enforcement at nearly every level, in both the public and the private sectors. He has investigated almost everything imaginable, including multi-jurisdictional and complex drug and violent crimes. He has also executed warrants, and conducted thousands of interrogations and screening interviews all over the United States. His specialty was investigating financial institution robberies throughout the U.S., but he handled a lot more than that, including homicide investigations, including numerous cold cases. Adam is eager to always keep up to date with his profession. That is why he strives to learn new techniques and technologies through law enforcement training and why he also continues to learn as much as he can academically. In addition to spending a lot of time reading and studying criminal justice-related literature, looking at case studies, journal articles and anything he can get his hands on, he has a lot of schooling.
Long ago, in 2001, Adam Quirk earned a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He then went on to obtain a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Boston University six years later. He recently re-entered the academic arena, where he is currently working toward a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.