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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Security and Institutional Management

Mr. Czerniak
Stan Czerniak
Assistant Secretary
(904) 488-8181
SUNCOM 278-8181
Mr. Jones Mr. Vaughan
Ron Jones
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Jerry Vaughan
Deputy Assistant Secretary

"The Secretary shall appoint an Assistant Secretary for Security and Institutional Management responsible for providing inmate work, offender programs, security administration, emergency operations response, and technical assistance to the regions." (F.S. 20.315(3)(c))

The Office for Security and Institutional Management assists in policy development; provides input on legislative proposals; provides direct supervision to five Regional Directors; monitors policy implementation and operational management of all correctional facilities throughout the state; audits all facilities for compliance with security and policy issues; provides input on the design and construction of facilities; serves as a Habitability Committee member ensuring minimum standards on housing are met; monitors and assists in facilities meeting accreditation standards; serves as a member of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) and provides support to six of the state's Emergency Support Functions; monitors and reviews all incident reports occurring throughout the state; maintains records on all offenders under supervision and inmates incarcerated; assists law enforcement on retrieval of information that assists investigations; monitors, interprets and reacts to court orders and gives guidance to field staff; establishes security standards for all facilities; monitors the DC's security program through staff visits as well as comprehensive audits; remains abreast of new developments in security equipment and facility design; provides supervision and direction for extensive transportation system for inmates throughout the state; remains ready to provide secure transportation for law enforcement emergencies as determined by the State Emergency Operations Center; provides direction and guidance for chaplaincy services throughout the state; conducts various training programs throughout the year in security, classification, records, sentence structure, court orders as well as other related areas; provides oversight to all youthful offender activities within the state; and establishes policy and direction for all classification/records functions from reception to release.

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