Mark  Adams
Mark Adams

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Whitestar Group
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Mark Adams
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420 E St.
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Santa Rosa
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Background Investigations, Civil Investigations, Insurance, Personal Injury, Surveillance, Workplace Investigations

Education & Experience

Education and Experience:
27 years Law Enforcement (16 Full time)
15 years Private Investigator
St. Mary's College: Bachelor of Science - Business Management
Advanced Post Certificate
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Education: Bachelors Degree, Peace Officer

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Prior to entering the private sector, Mark was employed by San Diego Police Dept. and Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety as a police officer from 1989 to 2003. During his tenure with the department, he was assigned to both Patrol and the Investigations Division of the department. He received specialized training and work experience in many areas including: Violent Crimes Investigation, Forgery/Fraud, Property Crimes, Crimes against Persons and Narcotics Investigation. He was also assigned to the Sonoma County Narcotics Task Force as an undercover narcotics officer for a number of years. During that time, he received immense training and experience in the field of narcotics and possession for sale cases. This assignment also allowed Mark to receive advanced training and practical field experience in surveillance operations. Mark and his team logged thousands of hours performing all types of surveillance which included static, mobile, aerial and electronic. Mark is also a court certified expert witness having been examined under Voir Dire in the Sonoma, Mendocino and Marin County Superior Courts.

Mark held the collateral assignment as an investigator for the Sonoma County Critical Incident Protocol team, which was comprised of detectives from each local agency. The team performed these protocol investigations related to incidents which could be construed as having significant liability to the involved agency. Types of investigations performed included custody deaths or officer involved shootings.

From 2005 to 2018, Mark served as both a reserve police officer and 960 hour Detective with the Mendocino County Major Crimes Task Force conducting narcotics related investigations.

Mark holds a Bachelor’s of Arts from St. Mary’s College, Moraga in Business Management.
In 1996, Mark attended the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation Core Course and received his certificate in criminal investigations. In 2000, Mark completed the intense Robert Presley ICI - Homicide Specialist certification which required 280 hours of training and 10 practical applications in the field of homicide investigation.

In 2009, Mark was accredited by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners as a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) after passing both the stringent application and testing process.

Mark specializes in workplace investigations providing services to both public and private sector employers throughout Northern CA.
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