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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Almost Three of Every Four DC Employees is a Correctional Officer or Correctional Probation Officer

On June 30, 2001 the Florida Department of Corrections had 25,457 employees, including 18,447 or 72.5% in the Correctional or Correctional Probation Officer series.
  • Of the 15,587 officers within the Department in the Correctional Officer series, 10,838 are classified as correctional officers (69.5%) and 3,831 are correctional officer sergeants (24.6%). Lieutenants make up 2.8% (435) of the CO series, while captains comprise 1.7% (265).

  • Majors, colonels, CO Inspectors and CO Senior Inspectors comprise only 1.4% (218) of the entire CO series.

  • The racial breakdown of those in the CO series is 68.9% white, 25.8% black, and 5.3% other.

  • Most (69.9%) of the CO's are male.

  • In the correctional probation officer series 48.1% are female and 51.9% are male.

  • The racial breakdown of the 2,860 officers in the CPO series is 61.5% white, 30.5% black and 8.0% other.
Staff by Position
Total: 25,457
61.2% CO; 19.8% Other; 11.2% CPO; 7.8% Health Care

Staff by Race
69.8% White; 23.9% Black; 6.3% Other

Staff by Gender
Male (59.6%); Female (40.4%)

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