After 25 years of service, Kimberly (Kim) Long recently retired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. She was a patrol officer for 7 ½ years, then transferred to the Crime Scene Unit. Detective Long served as the Training Coordinator with the Crime Scene Unit and was responsible for overseeing and conducting the forensic training within the unit. Det. Long is a lead instructor at the CSI Academy of Florida. In addition to her duties at the CSI Academy, she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Liberty University in 2015. She received her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice-Forensic Science from Saint Leo University in 2017.
She is a certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst through the International Association for Identification (IAI). Detective Long is also a Certified Bloodstain Pattern Analyst through the IAI. She is a member of the Association of Crime Scene Reconstruction (ASCR), International Association for Identification (IAI), Florida Division of International Association for Identification (FDIAI), and a member of Criminal Justice National Honors Society. Detective Long is proficient in all aspect of crime scene processing and has testified in multiple cases regarding the documentation, collection, and analysis of evidence in criminal and civil cases. Detective Long specializes in Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Shooting Incident Reconstruction. She has testified as an expert in both disciplines in the 4th Circuit Court.