Proudly Serving the Citizens of Beaufort County, South Carolina

For emergencies, call 9-1-1

Proudly Serving the Citizens of Beaufort County, South Carolina

For emergencies, call 9-1-1

Pictured is Adam Zsamar wearing a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office uniform.

Major Adam Zsamar

Joined the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in 2006

Originally from Collingswood, New Jersey

Major Adam Zsamar currently serves as the Communications Officer in the Emergency Management Division. His responsibilities include managing the Communications Center (911 Dispatch), Criminal Justice Information Services/National Crime Information Center Office and E911 addressing and mapping office. He also coordinates the Sheriff’s Office’s Hazardous Materials program. Additionally, Major Zsamar assists the Emergency Management Division Commander with planning, mitigation, preparation, response and recovery for emergency events both natural and man-made. When Beaufort County declares an emergency event, Major Zsamar serves as the county’s Emergency Operations Officer and manages the Emergency Operations Center.

Major Zsamar started with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office in 2006 as a patrol deputy and was assigned to the Southern Enforcement Branch. In 2011, he was assigned to the Northern Investigations Section, where he conducted investigations ranging from financial crimes to homicides. Major Zsamar briefly served as a patrol shift supervisor before being reassigned as a supervisor of the Northern Investigations Section. In 2018, he was reassigned to supervise the Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Team, which evolved into the Violent Crimes Task Force. Two years later, he was promoted to a Lieutenant in the Emergency Management Division as the Operations and Communications Officer.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati | Master of Science in Criminal Justice, 2011
  • Rutgers University | Bachelor of Science in Political Science, 2005

Career Highlights

Training

  • FBI Carolina Command College