Carol D. Adams has worked in Law Enforcement for 32 years. She previously served as a manager in the Community Care for the Community Youth Interventions Services Division at the Richmond, Virginia Police Department, where she was responsible for establishing and maintaining community partnerships, crime prevention education. She now serves in the role of Special Projects, centered around community problem-solving focusing on engagement initiatives. In 2014, Officer Adams established the Carol Adams Foundation to provide emergency assistance to adult and child victims of domestic violence. Officer Adams has received appointments to the Virginia Department of Criminal Justices Services Board and the Department of Juvenile Justices Advisory Board. She has worked closely with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Police Executive Research Forum, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives; Office of Violence against Women; Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, ALSO, Department of Justice and Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Officer Adams authored “When A Child Dies”, Published: July/August 2001: The Chief of Police Magazine. Officer Adams has received several awards given by local and regional associations, including an Honorary ESPY Award, the 2020 FBI Community Leadership Award, the 2019 NOBLE Associate Member of the Year, the 2018 Virginia Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault – HOPE Award Action Alliance, and in2017, she was nominated by Richmond Times Dispatch as a Person of the Year In 2010, Verizon Wireless created the Carol Adams Hopeline Community Outreach & Prevention Program. In 2002, 2004 and 2005 she was awarded the Richmond Police Department’s Chief Award.