Adam has served with Leicestershire Police since 1995, commencing his policing career at Narborough and Wigston stations before transferring to CID in the City. He served there as a Detective Constable and Detective Sergeant until 2001, when he returned to frontline uniform police Sergeant roles before being promoted to Inspector in 2005.
As Inspector he performed a number of roles to include heading up the Rutland Local Policing Unit, Operational Command Inspector and leading the force's Business Change team.
On promotion to Chief Inspector, in 2008, he undertook a range of roles to include head of operational policing in the City and the force lead for Neighbourhood Policing and anti social behaviour.
In 2012, on promotion to Superintendent, he headed up the Force Contact Management Centre and then in 2014 became the Head of Operations for the County and Rutland.
In October 2015 Adam was seconded, as Leicestershire’s senior police representative, to the Strategic Alliance, a collaborative programme between Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire forces where he was then promoted to Temporary Chief Superintendent, before returning to Leicestershire in 2017 to lead the force's Corporate Services Department.
Between 2019 and February 2022 Adam was the Head of the Local Policing Directorate with responsibility for the delivery of Local Policing across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, an area of 979 square miles. Adam had overall responsibility for 9 geographically based Neighbourhood Policing Areas, 24/7 emergency and priority ‘response policing’ and local ‘Neighbourhood Policing’ along with the Contact Management Department and Licensing. During that time he was heavily engaged in partnership working and forging strong relationships with other key stakeholders, faith forums and community leaders. During his time as head of local policing he oversaw the introduction of a new operating model and local policing throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
In February 2022 Adam was promoted to Temporary Assistant Chief Constable with current portfolio responsibilities to include Local Policing, Partnerships, Public Contact and Criminal Justice. Adam is also a Strategic Firearms, CBRN and Public Order Commander and regularly commands significant operational events.