George W. Adams
Former National Director
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs)
George W. Adams has served on the frontlines as police officer and formerly as National Director of NamUs, a national centralized repository and resource center for missing persons and unidentified decedent records. NamUs is a free online system that can be searched by medical examiner, coroners, law enforcement officials and the general public from all over the country in hopes of resolving these cases. He holds a 2013 Master of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, achieving an overall 4.0 GPA with a full course load while working fulltime. George is a member of the Texas Municipal Police Officers Association and holds an active Advanced Peace Officers Certification (TCOLE P.I.D. 337687). George is a co-author of the original NIJ 2011 competitive solicitation for National Missing and Unidentified Persons System and two extensions that resulted in a total cooperative agreement award of $7.55 million. George is an invited speaker at national and international conferences as well as a requested contributor for other publications.
Criminology and Criminal justice