ASIS Chapter 104
Meet  Adam S. Black:
Adam S. Black
Adam S. Black began his law enforcement career as a youth, after joining
the Metro-Dade Police Explorer program, where he served for more than
four years, was awarded the Metro-Dade Police Department’s Exceptional
Service Award, two letters of commendation, was promoted to the rank of
Lieutenant, and served on the Honor Guard and Pistol Teams.  In high
school, Adam volunteered employment, through a school-sponsored work
experience program, working at the City of Miami Police Department’s Court
Liaison Unit.  Upon graduation from high school, after being voted “Most
Likely to Succeed,” by school administrators, Adam went on to become a
Police Officer with the Miramar Police Department where he served in the
Patrol Division, Honor Guard Unit, Crime Suppression Team, Robbery Task
Force Unit, and served as FOP Lodge Conductor.  

Adam later left Miramar PD to become a Deputy Sheriff with the Broward
Sheriff’s Office where he worked in the Patrol Division, served as a Field
Training Officer and became a Certified Police Instructor.  Adam later
relocated to Orlando where he served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Orange
County Sheriff’s Office initially serving in the Patrol Division as a Field
Training Officer, In-Service Police Instructor, and Honor Guard Member and
later as an Agent of the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigations-Vice Unit,
Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division-Narcotics Unit, and United States
Drug Enforcement Administration, as a Task Force Agent working on both
HIDTA and OCEDTF task forces.  Based on results of his high profile
narcotics investigations, Adam was presented as Guest Speaker at the
Florida Intelligence Unit (FIU) and Florida Narcotic Officers Association
(FNOA) Conferences.  While employed in Orange County, Adam received
more than 15 commendations, two Unit Citations, was awarded Deputy of
the Month, and received the agency’s Medal of Merit for a life-saving rescue
of a citizen.  

In 1999, Adam moved into the private sector where he worked as a security
contractor for the U.S. Government and was charged with managing
personnel and electronic access control systems that are used to protect
our Nations “Secret” and “Top-Secret” documents.  Adam managed
operations throughout the eastern United States from Key West to Bangor,
Maine for a number of years before accepting employment with Federal
Signal Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of Safety and Security
Systems for government and law enforcement organizations.  Adam is
currently responsible for the design and implementation of mobile law
enforcement systems, including emergency lighting and sirens, license
plate recognition systems, and in-car digital video systems for law
enforcement agencies throughout the state of Florida, at all levels of

Adam is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through ASIS
International, holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Barry University in Miami, and
is certified as a Law Enforcement-Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT).  He
serves as Chapter Chairman and Law Enforcement Liaison of ASIS
International’s Fort Lauderdale Chapter.  Adam is a member of the Broward
Chiefs of Police Association (BCCPA), where he sits on their Scholarship
Committee, the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) where he is
seated on the Public/Private Security Committee, serves as Co-Chairman
for Broward County’s Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet, and is
a member of the Broward County Republican Executive Committee.