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Deputy Chief of Police

Bryan Adams - Deputy Chief

Deputy Chief of Police Bryan Adams is a native of Hickory and began his career with the Hickory Police Department in July of 1998. He has served as a Patrol Officer in David PACT, Investigator and Supervisor in the Vice/Narcotics Unit, Supervisor on the Special Operations Team, Commander of both Baker and David PACT and Lieutenant in Criminal Investigations before his appointment as Commander of the Criminal Investigations Unit. He served as the Support Service Division Commander prior to being promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in May 2023. Adams earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice at Western Carolina University after starting his career at the Hickory Police Department.