July 21, 2015
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Tallahassee, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections today highlights the outstanding partnerships between Florida's probation and parole officers and their fellow law enforcement members. During the 2014-15 fiscal year, Florida Department of Corrections Probation and Parole Circuits partnered with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies 178 times to complete planned compliance initiatives. A planned compliance initiative is a sweep in which officers conduct unannounced visits to offenders to ensure that they are in compliance with the conditions of their supervision.
Secretary Julie Jones said, "The partnerships our officers have formed with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have proven invaluable in our efforts to enhance public safety in Florida's communities. Through planned compliance initiatives, we work to reduce future crime and victimization by ensuring that Florida's offenders are held accountable to the conditions of their supervision and the laws of our state and nation."
During the 178 planned compliance initiatives conducted last fiscal year, officers made contact with more than 5700 offenders. As a result of these actions, 381 offenders were arrested for violations ranging from possession of narcotics and weapons, to possession of pornography and failed drug testing.
For more information regarding the Department's probation and parole officers and the Office of Community Corrections, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/ccor.html.
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 140,000 offenders in the community.