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

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Community Corrections

Bureau of Probation and
Parole Field Services

Larry P. Hamilton
Bureau Chief
(850) 487-2165
SunCom 277-2165

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The Bureau of Probation and Parole Field Services is responsible for developing, implementing, revising and monitoring programs in the areas of probation and other field supervision operations, sentencing guidelines, probation and parole databases, court-ordered payments, and sexual offenders/predators. Employees in this bureau are also responsible for developing policy for over 4,000 correctional probation officers and staff. Along with supervising over 150,000 offenders requiring community supervision, correctional probation officers (CPO's) are required to collect the following fees from offenders, when applicable: cost of supervision fees, victim restitution, court fines and costs. CPO's are also required to conduct more than 270,000 investigations each year, including pre and post-sentence investigations, and to work closely with other law enforcement agencies in the community to ensure the safety of the community.

Average Caseloads for Correctional
Probation Officers (FY 1998-99)*
Community Control:25:1
Community Supervision76:1
Sex Offender Supervision53:1
Post Prison Release Supervision53:1
Drug Offender Supervision75:1
* Based on total number of officer positions.

Daily Per Diem
(FY 97-98)
Probation and Parole$2.68
Offender Release Services$3.91
Community Control I$7.99
Electronic Monitoring*$3.91
Pre-Trial Intervention$1.71
* The per diem for Electronic Monitoring is in addition to the cost of Community Control I