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Eric L. Adams

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On November 7, 2006, following a distinguished 22-year career in the New York City Police Department, Eric L. Adams traded his blue uniform for a blue suit when the residents of the 20th Senatorial District elected him to the New York State Senate. He was re-elected in 2008, receiving votes as a Democrat and as a member of the Working Families Party. Senator Adams represents one of the most vibrant and wonderfully diverse districts in all of New York, covering sections of the neighborhoods of Boro Park, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Sunset Park, and Windsor Terrace.

As a Captain in the NYPD, Eric Adams became well-known to New Yorkers as a tireless and thoughtful advocate for the people and communities he served, and he earned widespread praise for creating innovative programs on issues ranging from conflict resolution to child abuse prevention.

The expertise he developed during his more than two decades of experience with law enforcement and criminal justice issues resulted in his appointment during the 2007 and 2008 legislative sessions as Ranking Minority Member on the Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee, as well as Ranking Minority Member on the Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee. He also served on the Aging, Codes, and Civil Service and Pensions Committees in the New York State Senate. During the 2009 and 2010 legislative sessions, Senator Adams served as Chairman of the Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee and be a member of the Finance, Judiciary, Banks, Consumer Protection, and Energy and Telecommunications committees.

During his 20-year career in law enforcement, Eric Adams co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, a group comprised of law enforcement personnel and their supporters, to provide assistance and subsidies to community-based organizations that strive to improve their neighborhoods. He also is a former Chairperson of the Grand Council for the Guardians and serves on the board of the Eastern District Counseling Service, an organization that assists former substance abusers to live productive lives without dependency on drugs or alcohol.

Appearances on CUNY TV

219 West

Bob Herbert's Op-Ed.TV

Brian Talks New York



CUNY TV Special

Eldridge & Co.

Independent Sources

Study With the Best

The New York Times Close Up with Sam Roberts