Collingdale Police Chief Turns in Badge After Four Decades on the Force


Image of Bob Adams via Digital First Media.

After spending nearly four decades serving the community, Bob Adams has retired from his position as police chief of Collingdale, according to a report from CBS Philly.

Adams was sworn in on May 23, 1980 as a part-time officer at $3.25 an hour. Over the years, he worked his way up through the ranks, and 10 years ago, he became chief of the Collingdale Police Department.

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While he’s retiring from law enforcement, Adams plans to continue working at full speed. In fact, he already started his new job as assistant athletic director at Cardinal O’Hara High School.

Adams is also thankful for his time with the department, as one of the key things he’s taking away is “you always have to take care of your family.”

“Your family is No. 1, so the biggest thing I tell young officers is make sure you say goodbye when you leave the house,“ said Adams. ”Your family is always going to be there for you no matter what happens.”

Read more about Bob Adams at CBS Philly by clicking here.

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