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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

J.D.Lester
Bureau Chief
(850) 487-2875
SunCom 277-2875

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The Bureau of Staff Development is responsible for the design, delivery and management of the department's statewide employee training including orientation, supervisory, management, mandatory, advanced and specialized training, in addition to basic recruit training for correctional officers and correctional probation officers. The bureau is also responsible for developing and maintaining an automated training records management system, competency-based learning and computer-based training programs. Additionally, the bureau has responsibility for oversight of satellite training centers around the state and ensuring the department complies with Criminal Justice Standards and Training requirements.

Accomplishments in 1997-98

  • Developed 11 standardized departmental lesson plans, including high liability courses which will ensure all officers are performing their duties in the one correct manner.
  • Coordinated 18 levels of the Certified Public Managers Program and provided the Women Facing the Future training to over 6,000 staff to date.
  • Updated both the current Inter-Active Video Disk system to CD and began development of Virtual Reality training.
  • Fielded new editions of both our Orientation and Basic Supervisory programs statewide.