Lieutenant Adam Zsamar

Lieutenant Adam Zsamar was raised in Southern New Jersey. After graduating from Rutgers University, he was hired with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in 2006. Zsamar was assigned to the Southern Enforcement Branch as a Patrol Deputy. In 2010, he was assigned as a Criminal Investigator to the Northern Investigations Section.  During his tenure with the Sheriff’s Office, Zsamar continued his education obtaining a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.

In 2013, Zsamar was meritoriously promoted to the rank of Sergeant remaining in his position as an Investigator with the Northern Investigations Section. Two years later he was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant returning to the Southern Enforcement Branch to supervise a patrol shift. Zsamar then returned to the Northern Investigations Section as the assistant supervisor.

In 2018, Zsamar was promoted to Master Sergeant and assigned to the Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Unit which evolved into the Beaufort County Violent Crimes Task Force which he supervised. He also served as a Special Deputy U.S. Marshall with the South East Regional Fugitive Task Force. In 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to the Emergency Management Division of the Sheriff’s Office as the Operations Chief. During his career with the Sheriff’s Office, Zsamar served several collateral duties to include SWAT Team member, Field Training Officer and Crime Scene Unit member.  

Education / Training:

  • B.S. Political Science, Rutgers University

  • M.S. Criminal Justice, University of Cincinnati

  • Certified Law Enforcement Officer, SCCJA

  • Basic Detective, SCCJA

  • Basic and Advanced Homicide Investigations, Institute of Police Technology and Management

  • Basic Fraud Investigation, Institute of Police Technology and Management

  • Advanced Crime Scene Investigation, SCCJA

  • Crime Scene Reconstruction, Public Agency Training Council

  • Basic Instructor Development, SCCJA

  • 2019 OCDETF North and South Carolina Conference

  • 2020 FBI Carolina Command College

Lt. Adam Zsamar


Phone: 843-255-3408

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

2001 Duke St

Beaufort, South Carolina 29902


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