Kimberly Brewster has over twenty years of experience working as a Law Enforcement Officer
and over 13 years teaching Criminal Justice courses at the university level. She holds a Master of
Science degree in Criminal Justice, earned at the University of Central Florida (UCF).
Kimberly serves as a TEAM ADAM consultant for the National Center for Missing and
Exploited Children (NCMEC). In this role, she assists police agencies in abducted or kidnapped
missing children and long-term missing cases, human trafficking, and internet-based crimes. She
also is the CART (Child Abduction Response Team) Coordinator for the Central Florida and
Pasco County areas for NCMEC, coordinating efforts and additional resources amongst law
enforcement agencies during child abductions. Her expertise derives from her years working in
the Special Victim’s Unit for Orlando Police Department as a detective working missing
juvenile, human trafficking, and cases of neglect, abuse, and sexual abuse. She also serves on
the tri-County Alliance on Human Trafficking Committee and the UCF Center for the Study of
Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Kimberly is responsible for creating a partnership
between Valencia College and human trafficking survivors for educational endowment.
Kimberly is a committee planning member of the Missing and Unidentified Persons’ Conference
held annually, by Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC), as well as the Internet of Things
Conference. As an Associate, she has taught law enforcement agencies on Fair and Impartial
Policing/Promoting Procedural Justice within the state of Florida. Prior to retiring from the
Orlando Police Department, Kimberly instructed multiple subjects in annual training to her
department as a lead instructor for autism, driving, First Aid/CPR, and Mental Health First Aid.
Kimberly has a diverse portfolio in investigations, having also served as a Gang Investigator and
a Background Investigator for the Recruiting Unit. She was a member of the Crisis Intervention
Team, Domestic Violence Response Team, and Sexual Violence Response Team. Kimberly has
presented to both public and private entities presentations on human trafficking awareness and
Kimberly earned her Peace and Justice Practitioner Certificate with Valencia’s Peace and Justice
Institute (PJI) and has worked tirelessly with PJI, to create content for training that was
implemented in the City of Orlando’s police, fire, and dispatch departments on implicit bias. She
serves as an Ambassador for the Valencia College Criminal Justice Institute’s Committee for
human trafficking. Kimberly’s passion lies in investigating missing person cases, genealogy, and
helping students succeed with life skills outside the classroom. Kimberly enjoys spending time
with her family, traveling, and leisure reading.
Kim teaches Human Trafficking Investigations for APC.