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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary


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.

Staff by Position
Total: 25,981

Chart: CO Series (60.0%), CPO Series (12.4%), Health Care Professionals (8.4%), Other (19.2%)

Staff by Race

Chart: White (70.3%), Black (23.3%), Other (6.4%)

Staff by Gender

Chart: Male (60.0%), Female (40.0%)

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