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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Executive Services

Bureau of Staff Development

Rickey Maxey
Bureau Chief
(904) 487-2875
SUNCOM 277-2875

The Bureau of Staff Development is responsible for employee training and education, basic recruit training for correctional probation officers and oversight of its corrections academies. This Bureau is also responsible for creating the DC's internet and intranet links, establishing the Department of Corrections' Worldwide Web site to share information with other criminal justice agencies and corrections departments and creating the DC's intranet satellite broadcast network to distribute internal information to field offices.

Accomplishments in 1995-96:

  • Created one of the best Worldwide Web home pages (http://www.dc.state.fl.us/) for any corrections department in the country. The page has over 7,960 hits since February 7, 1996 [webmaster's note: this figure was current at the time the print Annual Report went to press].
  • Won second place in the 1996 American Correctional Association's
    Correctional Video Festival with the department's video entitled "Keeping Florida Safe." The 14-minute correctional officer recruiting video won in the category of "Best Training Film Produced by Corrections." It was produced and directed by Lee Berger, and edited by Juan Moore.
  • Graduated 35 employees in May 1996 from the Certified Public Managers Program (CPM). The CPM program is a widely-recognized, systematic approach to the training and development of government administrators.
  • Assessed training needs statewide to improve training programs offered; created a biennial Master Training Plan to assist employees in their training and development; and implemented an on-line Statewide Training and Records System (STARS), which allows employees to view available training and register via their computers, and allows their supervisors on-line access to training data.
  • Worked with the University of South Florida to develop and implement a four year degree that allows students to complete the requirements for an undergraduate degree and the training requirements to be a correctional probation officer in Florida.