FLETC Selects Mark A. Adamchik as Deputy Director of National Capital Region Training Operations Branch

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark A. Adamchik to the Senior Management Service and his selection to the position of Deputy Director of the Training Operations Branch of the National Capital Region (NCR).

Adamchik brings more than 23 years of senior management experience in federal law enforcement and national security operations to FLETC. Prior to joining FLETC, Adamchik served as Deputy Chief of the US Park Police. In this role, he provided executive direction and supervision of patrol operations, criminal investigations, traffic safety, and mounted patrol units in Washington, DC, and San Francisco, California. Throughout his career, Adamchik has successfully planned and executed law enforcement operations on behalf of the United States Park Police for many complex and large-scale events including presidential inaugurations, celebrations of Independence Day and the 2020 Washington, D.C. Protests and Civil Unrest He led and coordinated the United States Parks Police response to civil unrest events that occurred near the White House and at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

“Mark’s breadth of operational and leadership experience, as well as his strategic partnerships within the law enforcement community are key elements in the success of FLETC’s training programs,” said the director of the FLETC, Thomas J. Walters. “We look forward to him excelling as Deputy Director with our NCR Training Operations Branch on September 25, 2022. He will join an amazing team of professionals across FLETC who provide enforcement training of the law to 119 federal agencies, as well as state, local, tribal, and territorial students on the front lines to protect the American people and our communities.

In addition to these significant events, he developed and implemented comprehensive security plans to protect the nation’s icons and symbols of democracy on the National Mall and served as a member of the Executive Steering Committee for numerous special national events. security in Washington, DC.

Joining the US Park Police in 2001, Adamchik has held various assignments throughout his career. He worked as an operator and supervisor with the full-time Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team for eight years. He rose through the ranks and held various operational and administrative positions, including assignments as Acting Division Commander of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C. and New York, Operations Commander for Law Enforcement Duties on the National Mall, Commander Special Forces (Aviation, SWAT/Canine Unit, Motorcycle Unit, Special Events Unit) and Commander Icon Protection Branch. Additionally, he served as Commander of the Office of Workforce Development, overseeing the agency’s basic and advanced training, recruiting, and personnel security. He completed a two-year assignment in the Office of Finance and Budget where he was responsible for the formulation and execution of a complex annual budget and the strategic direction of the agency.

Adamchik has cultivated partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement, military entities and private sector organizations. He has also strengthened international relationships by supporting the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, which provides training and leadership development to current and emerging foreign public safety officials.

Adamchik received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and is a 269th FBI National Academy graduate.

A component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FLETC provides basic and career-long training to law enforcement professionals to help them discharge their responsibilities safely and competently. Through strategic partnerships, FLETC prepares the federal law enforcement community to protect the American people, property and institutions.

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