Chief Deputy Adam C. Walter has served over 29 years in Law Enforcement with approximately 25 of those years with the Macon County Sheriff's Office.
Walter is a 1986 Warrensburg-Latham High School graduate and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Millikin University. His Law Enforcement career began in 1992 with the Decatur Park Police and continues with the Macon County Sheriff's Office beginning in July of 1996.
A main concentration of Chief Deputy Walter's career has been fugitive apprehension. He served on the United States Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force for approximately 15 years, receiving numerous awards and recognition including the U.S. Marshals Distinguished Service Award in 2008.
Chief Deputy Walter has achieved many certifications including: Basic Police Training, Criminal Investigation, Juvenile Officer, Clandestine Laboratory Safety, Basic SWAT/CQB, Lead Homicide Investigator, High Risk Event Planning, and National Internal Affairs. He is a certified instructor in Emergency Vehicle Evasive Driving, Less Than Lethal Munitions, and Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response.
As a member of the Sheriff's Office Special Response Team (SRT) since its inception, Chief Deputy Walter was the Team Leader for several years until completing his assignment to the team in January 2017.
Walter was appointed to the position of Chief Deputy in July of 2019 and is responsible for overseeing many of the day to day operations of the department.
He has two sons: Keegan (now deceased) and Toby. Toby is currently a Correctional Officer with the Sheriff's Office and is in the process of transferring to the Patrol Division as a Deputy Sheriff.