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Jeff Long named as the director of the Arkansas Crime Information Center by Governor Sanders



Little Rock, Arkansas – Jeff Long will be named director of the Arkansas Crime Information Center, governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Friday.

“Today, I am proud to be appointing Jeff Long to serve as the Director of the Arkansas Crime Information Center,” Sanders said. “His impressive, extensive public service career with 36 years in the military and 31 years in law enforcement will be a tremendous asset in working with our top-notch team at the Department of Public Safety to keep our state safe and secure with reliable, up-to-date crime data.”

Director Long spent 31 years in law enforcement and 36 years in the military during his public service career.

In 1982, while still a junior in high school, Long started his career in public service by enlisting in the Arkansas National Guard.

Later, he would join the Army Reserves, where he would take on numerous leadership positions and advance to the rank of Sergeant Major.

Long began his career in law enforcement in 1992 with the Russellville Police Department where he worked as a training officer, field training officer, and SWAT squad member.

He joined the Arkansas State Police in 1997, first serving in Troop A of the Highway Patrol. Later, he joined the Honor Guard and performed a variety of additional duties during the course of his career.

He later changed departments and joined the Executive Protection Division, where he eventually attained the rank of Lieutenant and held the position of Assistant Detail Commander.

“I am humbled by the Governor’s confidence in me to lead the Arkansas Crime Information Center,” Long said. “I have dedicated my career to protecting Arkansans and Americans from harm, fully equipping me to serve the people of Arkansas in this capacity and support law enforcement agencies with timely, accurate information. Both Governor Sanders’ and Colonel Mike Hagar’s strong, tough-on-crime leadership is exactly what our state needs to reduce violent crime, and I look forward to working together as we empower all Arkansans with a safer, stronger state.”

Long is a member of the Victory Missionary Baptist Church in Russellville, according to a news release.

He and his wife, Cindy, have been together for 33 years, and they have lovely twin children.