May 22, 2015
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Corrections Communications Office
TALLAHASSEE– The Florida Department of Corrections (DOC) this week hosted a Captains Line Supervisor Leadership Training course at Wakulla Correctional Institution. During the training course, a class of 49 captains engaged in activities and curriculum that focused on effective management practices, transformative leadership principles and enhanced communications techniques.
Secretary Julie Jones said, "The Captains Line Supervisor Leadership Training is designed to effect culture change and build a foundation for better communication and more effective leadership statewide. I am encouraged by the dedication, work ethic and positive outlook shown by the employees participating in this training and am confident that these leaders will foster transformative change at our facilities."
The Captains Line Supervisor Leadership Training is one of many training and leadership opportunities offered by the Department to our employees. In addition to this leadership training, more than 7,200 correctional officers have participated in the Department's use of force critical incident training (CIT). The Department has also expanded CIT to provide correctional officers with a working knowledge of mental illness. CIT offers correctional staff the communication skills and incident management resources needed to deescalate situations that could lead to a use of force or those involving inmates affected by mental illness.
The 49 employees participating in this week's training are responsible for the supervision of more than 2,500 employees across every DOC institution.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.