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Sarasota County Schools Police Department Welcomes Officer Adams at Oath of Office Ceremony

SARASOTA COUNTY, March 13, 2019 – The Sarasota County Schools Police Department (SCSPD) welcomed Mark Adams, a new School Resource Officer, into its ranks Monday after holding an Oath of Office ceremony in the School Board’s chambers. District personnel, guests from the community and media were all on hand to witness the honored ceremony. Afterwards guests enjoyed a brief meet and greet with the new officer.

“We are grateful to Officer Adams for choosing to serve in the Sarasota County Schools Police Department,” said Todd Bowden, superintendent of Sarasota County Schools. “When a law enforcement officer commits to service, it is a decision made by their entire family. Officer Adams and his family share our unwavering commitment to safety and security for all that spend time on our school campuses. We look forward to seeing the tangible difference he is sure to make at Taylor Ranch Elementary School.”

“It is a distinct pleasure and honor to swear in another officer as our department continues to grow,” commented Sarasota County School District Chief of Police Tim Enos. “Officer Adams brings 22 years of diverse law enforcement experience to his role as a School Resource Officer. We are excited that he decided to continue serving his community through protecting our students and staff. We are proud to welcome him to the SCSPD, school district family and Taylor Ranch community.”

Please join us in recognizing the newest member of the SCSPD:

  • Mark Adams
    • Officer Adams has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and began his career with the New York Police Department in 1996. He has served in the North Bronx Narcotics Initiative as well as in Bedford, NY as a Bike Patrol Officer, Patrol Officer and Crash Investigator, among other assignments. Officer Adams has received several Meritorious and Excellence of Police Duty commendations in addition to a Lifesaving Award. He will be the School Resource Officer at Taylor Ranch Elementary School.

Photo Caption, L to R: Superintendent Todd Bowden, School Resource Officer Mark Adams, Chief of Police Tim Enos


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