Almost Three of Every Four DC Employees is a Correctional Officer (CO) or Correctional Probation Officer (CPO)
On June 30, 2000, the Florida Department of Corrections had 25,981 employees, including 18,804 or 72.4% in the Correctional Officer or Correctional Probation Officer series.
Of the 15,595 officers within the Department in the Correctional Officer series, 10,750 are classified as correctional officers (68.9%) and 3,915 are correctional officer sergeants (25.1%). Lieutenants make up 2.8% (441) of the CO series, while captains comprise 1.7% (263).
Majors, colonels, CO Inspectors and CO Senior Inspectors comprise only 1.4% (226) of the entire CO series
The racial breakdown of those in the CO series is 69.2% white, 25.4% black and 5.4% other.
Most (71.0%) of the COs are male.
In the correctional probation officer series, 45.9% are female and 54.1% are male.
The racial breakdown of the 3,209 officers in the CPO series is 63.3% white, 29.3% black and 7.4% other.