The Florida Department of Corrections envisions a leadership role in public safety including comprehensive institutional and community-based sanctions, services, and programs. The Department will assume a strong advocacy role for public safety to meet the challenges facing Florida. The Department will forge working partnerships with local communities and public safety agencies to reduce the growth of the offender population and will strive for excellence with a highly trained, ethical, and dynamic work force.
The mission of the Florida Department of Corrections is to protect the public, provide a safe and humane environment for staff and offenders, work in partnership with the community to provide programs and services to offenders, and supervise offenders at a level of security commensurate with the danger they present.
We, the members of the Florida Department of Corrections, believe:
In the worth of the individual;
Our word is our bond;
In maintaining individual and collective integrity;
That we recognize the right to be different and differ but shall not allow it to be divisive;
Our most valuable asset is a well-trained, dedicated staff working as a team to meet any challenge;
In an innovative approach to decision-making based on sound correctional judgment;
In treating all offenders firmly but fairly;
That we have an obligation to be accountable and efficient in our use of resources.