William Long is a retired FBI Special Agent with over 25 years of service. His experience includes extensive investigative, teaching, and tactical experience. Will’s private sector experience includes security consulting, investigations, and firearms/tactical training.
During his career, Will specialized in the investigation of violent crimes, narcotics, and domestic terrorism matters. He has extensive trial experience in both state and federal court, including death penalty litigation. Will developed specific expertise in the development human intelligence sources, with a focus on long term, undercover investigations to infiltrate criminal organizations. At the time of retirement, Will was assigned to the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in the greater Spokane, Washington area.
In addition to investigative duties, Will served for over 22 years in the FBI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) program as an operator, team leader, and trainer. He led, planned, and conducted hundreds of sensitive tactical and protective operations nationally and overseas. He is a seasoned firearms and tactical instructor, having taught thousands of students. He has led FBI SWAT and firearms training programs, and developed customized training courses for numerous law enforcement agencies.
Will served two FBI deployments to Afghanistan in support of ongoing counter-terrorism operations. In 2006, he was assigned as an embedded advisor to United States Special Operations Forces in Eastern Afghanistan. In 2011, he was assigned as an advisor to the Afghan National Police/National Directorate of Security Kidnapping Investigation Unit.
Will’s specialized training includes advanced interview and interrogation techniques, advanced firearms skills, personnel recovery, kidnapping countermeasures, safe travel, survival/escape/evasion, and protective advances, details, and operations.
Will received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi. He received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Criminal Justice from Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, Louisiana. He graduated from the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.