Jeff Long was named Director of the Arkansas Crime Information Center on March 1st, 2023.
Director Long began his career in public service by joining the Arkansas National Guard in 1982 while still a junior in high school. He later transferred to the Army Reserves, where he rose to the rank of Sergeant Major. During his service, he served in various leadership roles, including Platoon Sergeant for a HAZ MAT and Quick Reactionary Force Team in Bagdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After deployment, he served as Regional Area Manager for the 4th Battalion of the 95th Division instructor group, teaching Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) advanced and senior leadership courses at U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Director Long retired from the Army Reserves in 2019 after 36 years of service.
Director Long started his law enforcement career in 1992 with the Russellville Police Department. While there, he served as a training instructor, field training officer, and a member of the SWAT team.
Director Long joined the ranks of the Arkansas State Police in 1997, where his first assignment was in Highway Patrol, Troop A. He later became a member of the Honor Guard and transferred to the Executive Protection Division. While with the Executive Protection Division, he rose to the rank of Lieutenant and served as Assistant Detail Commander.
Director Long’s public service career includes 36 years in the military and 31 years in law enforcement. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, and the University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute, School of Law Enforcement and Supervision.
Director Long is a member of Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Russellville. He has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 33 years. The couple have beautiful twin daughters.