Dr. Robby Stephens CFI

Fire Consultant

Contact Info

Department

Investigative Services

Phone

(904) 248-0804

Email

robby.stephens@youngonline.com

Locations

Jacksonville, FL

Biography

Dr. Robert "Robby" Stephens, Jr., IAAI-CFI is a Fire Consultant at Young & Associates. Robby is an internationally certified fire and explosion expert. Robby is a retired Law Enforcement Captain with the Florida Division of Investigative and Forensic Services, Bureau of Fire, Arson and Explosives Investigation and has over 32 years of Leadership, Management, Law Enforcement, and Fire and Explosion Investigations experience. Robby is a court recognized subject-matter expert (SME) and a state of Florida certified law enforcement and fire instructor in the field of fire, arson and explosion / explosives investigations. Robby has had the privilege of investigating and leading hundreds of fire and explosion investigations as well as teaching countless public and private investigators and industry professionals. Robby is the Owner and CEO of KMA Armaments LLC, which is a fully licensed Federal Firearms manufacturer and dealer of small arms and NFA class weapons. Robby is Adjunct Professor at Saint Leo University (Saint Leo, Florida) within the Department of Public Safety Administration - Graduate School; Adjunct Professor of Public Administration and Emergency Management at Barry University (Miami, Florida); Associate Professor at Post University (Waterbury, Connecticut) within the John P. Burke School of Public Service teaching Graduate level Public Administration courses; Fire Instructor III at the Florida State Fire College (Ocala, Florida); Contract Instructor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the U.S. National Fire Academy (Emmitsburg, Maryland); and Contractor for the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Academy, at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (Brunswick, Georgia) teaching advanced courses as needed. Robby is continually called upon to provide expert testimony in civil and criminal cases. Robby has also had the great honor of being a fire and explosion consultant on several significant historical archeological explorations with clients such as SEARCH Inc. and the Air/Sea Heritage Foundation in conjunction with National Geographic.

Credentials

  • CFI  |  IAAI-CFI (Certified Fire Investigator Program)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)
  • International Association of Arson Investigators

Professional Experience

  • 2022 - Current  |  Fire Consultant  |  YOUNG & Associates
  • 2021 - Current  |  Owner / CEO  |  KMA Armaments, LLC
  • 2020 - 2022  |  Owner / Senior Consultant  |  Apollo International Fire Consultants (a Division of Apollo Advisory Solutions, LLC)
  • 2017 - Current  |  Contract Instructor  |  U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)
  • 2015 - Current  |  Associate Professor  |  Post University (Connecticut)
  • 2014 - Current  |  Adjunct Professor  |  Saint Leo University (Florida)
  • 2014 - 2014  |  Adjunct Professor  |  Edward Waters College (Florida)
  • 2014 - Current  |  Contract Instructor  |  U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Fire Academy
  • 2011 - Current  |  Adjunct Professor  |  Barry University (Florida)
  • 2003 - 2020  |  Law Enforcement Captain / Fire Investigator  |  Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Investigative and Forensic Services, Bureau of Fire, Arson and Explosives Investigations
  • 1996 - 2003  |  Deputy Sheriff / Detective  |  Clay County Sheriff’s Office (Florida)
  • 1992 - 1996  |  Police Officer  |  Green Cove Springs Police Department (Florida)
  • 1990 - 1993  |  Bailiff  |  Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (Florida)

Education

  • Flagler College  |  St. Augustine, FL
    Bachelor of Science - Public Administration
  • Barry University  |  Miami Shores, FL
    Master of Public Administration - Public Administration
  • Valdosta State University  |  Valdosta, GA
    Doctor of Public Administration - Public Administration & Criminal Justice
  • Vincennes University  |  Vincennes, IN
    Associates of Science - General Studies
  • Valdosta State University  |  Valdosta, GA
    Master of Science - Criminal Justice