December 6, 2019
Contact: FDC Communications
Florida Correctional Officer Arrested
BUSHNELL, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of correctional officer Kevin Long. Long is charged with multiple counts of unlawful compensation or reward for official behavior and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.
Following the arrest, Long was transported to the Sumter County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by State Attorney Brad King of the 5th Judicial Circuit of Florida and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
For more information on the Department’s Office of the Inspector General, please visit: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ig.html.
Click here to see the affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:
Social security numbers. § 119.071(5)(a), F.S.
The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
Information, which if released, would jeopardize a person’s safety. § 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
119.071[e], F.S., exempting all information “revealing the substance of a confession” by a person arrested until there is a final disposition in the case.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 94,000 inmates and supervises nearly 161,000 offenders in the community.