Adam Parks

Adam Parks
Deputy Special Agent in Charge
Homeland Security Investigations
Mr. Parks is the acting Deputy Special Agent in Charge for HSI New Orleans. As such, he is the chief operations officer overseeing HSI’s investigations across the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. In 2023, Mr. Parks co-founded the Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama Organized Retail Crime Alliance for which he currently serves as an Executive Board Member.

Previously, from 2019 to 2022, Mr. Parks served as the DHS Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia, where he led DHS’s bilateral engagement and HSI’s transnational crime investigations across 19 countries in the Indo-Pacific, including the dismantlement of Australia's largest online child exploitation ring, for which he received the Commissioner's Citation from the Australian Federal Police.

Over the past two decades, Mr. Parks has served in a variety of critical leadership roles, including Assistant Special Agent in Charge in Baltimore, Maryland, where he established the first federal task force dedicated to the disruption of dark net narcotics smuggling. In its first year of operations, the task force played a leading role in the dismantlement of the most prolific dark net marketplace in history. For his efforts, he received the 2018 Interdiction Award from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and the HSI Executive Associate Director’s Award for Cyber Crime.

Mr. Parks is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. He holds a Master of Arts degree from The Citadel with a dual concentration in Homeland Security and Leadership, and has completed executive education at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.

Speaking in:

June 5
12:00 pm1:30 pm
103, Level 1

The NRF ORC/Investigators' Network Meeting provides a great opportunity to meet retail and restaurant loss prevention professionals, mall security and law enforcement partners, as well as ORCA leaders in the region where you work. Join us for lunch in a roundtable format to share insights and discuss critical trends and issues in your regional area. Bring BOLOs and alerts and be prepared to… Read more

June 5
4:45 pm5:15 pm
CIS Security Solutions Theatre

Organized retail crime is on the rise, affecting both the retail and financial industries. In a landmark case titled Operation Bad Bot, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unraveled a complex online gift card fraud, culminating in the shutdown of a marketplace with more than $22 million in retail value.
Hear how HSI solved this case and develop an understanding of what industries… Read more