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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Personnel

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

  • On June 30, 2003, the Florida Department of Corrections had 25,126 employees including 18,650 or 74.2% in the Correctional or Correctional Probation Officer series.

  • The average employee is 41 years old and has been with the agency for eight years.

  • Of the 16,039 officers within the Department in the Correctional Officer series 11,349 are classified as correctional officers (70.8%) and 3,793 are correctional officer sergeants (23.6%). Lieutenants make up 2.7% (432) of the CO series, while captains comprise 1.7% (270).

  • Majors, colonels, CO Inspectors and CO Senior Inspectors comprise only 1.2% (195) of the entire CO series.

  • The racial breakdown of those in the CO series is 68.5% white, 25.9% black, and 5.6% other.

  • Most (69.2%) of the COs are male.

  • In the correctional probation officer series 49.6% are female and 50.4% are male.

  • The racial breakdown of the 2,611 officers in the CPO series is 60.3% white, 32.3% black and 7.5% other.

Staff by Position
Total 25,126
CO Series: 16,039 (63.8%) | CPO Series: 2,611 (10.4%) | Heatlth Care Professionals: 1,368 (5.4%) | Other: 5,108 (20.3%)


Staff by Race
White: 17,404 (69.3%) | Black: 6,120 (69.3%) | Other: 1,602 (69.3%)


Staff by Gender
Male: 14,929 (59.4%) | Female: 10,197 (40.6%)


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