Kimberley Blackmon

Academic Coordinator
Kimberly Blackmon
College of Psychology and Community Services
B.S. Criminal Justice

Dr. Blackmon began her law enforcement career in 1998, working as an investigative intern with the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office. A Florida native, she earned her undergraduate degree in Criminology at Florida State University. Having developed a deep passion for the criminal justice process, she went on to complete the police academy and joined the Clermont Police Department in Central Florida in 1999. While gaining experience in patrol, investigations, community relations and administration, she continued her studies and completed her master’s degree in criminal justice in 2006 from Nova Southeastern University.
During her law enforcement career, Dr. Blackmon was a member of the Florida Sex Crimes Investigators Association and the Florida Division of the International Association for Identification. She was also honored with the distinction of Clermont Police Department Officer of the Year in both 2002 and 2004. In addition, Dr. Blackmon implemented the Clermont Police Mobile Community Crime Prevention Unit utilizing Federal grant funding available through the Byrne Formula Grant Program, as well as initiated the Sexual Predator Awareness Program for the City of Clermont.
Dr. Blackmon pursued teaching crime scene technology at Keiser University in Orlando, FL. in 2006, while maintaining reserve law enforcement status. In 2008, she then began working as an adjunct professor for several online schools and began teaching in 2008 solely as an online instructor. Dr. Blackmon completed her PhD in Criminal Justice and Behavioral Sciences at Nova Southeastern University in 2014 and is a member in good standing of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists, the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Dr. Blackmon's research interests include: police psychology, police stress, law enforcement retirement, victimology, community policing, sex crimes and women in policing.

Courses Taught

CRJS 9000 - Disseration


BS, Florida State University

MS, Nova Southeastern University

PhD, Nova Southeastern University

Public Service

Freedom 7 Task Force, Volunteer - Daytona Beach

Volusia County Sexual Assault Response Team, Participant -

Sophie's Circle, Volunteer -

Awards / Honors

Faculty of the Quarter, Remington College, 2010


Woods, L. V., Blackmon, K. K. (2021). Police officer political identity and their opinions of public protests. Journal of Criminal Justice and Law


Blackmon, K. K. (2015). Forced Medical Retirement: The Contribution to Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Law Enforcement Officers. SCJS

Woods, L. V., Blackmon, K. K. (2022). Police officer political identity and their opinions of public protests. Academy of Criminal Jusitce Sciences

Blackmon, K. K., Woods, L. V. (2023). Challenging the Thin Blue Line: Navigating the Intersection of Democrat Police Officers and Law Enforcement Conservatism.. Society for Police and Criminal Psychology