November 13, 2018
Florida Correctional Officer Arrested
JASPER, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections’ (FDC) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced the arrest of Correctional Sergeant Tara Simpson. Simpson is charged with unlawful compensation.
Following the arrest, Simpson was transported to the Lowndes County Jail. The OIG acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia and State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister of the 3rd Judicial Circuit of Florida.
For more information visit the Department's Office of Inspector General.
Click here to see the affidavit. The following exemptions apply to the redactions:
The home addresses, telephone numbers, including cellular and personal pager numbers, social security numbers, dates of birth, and photographs of active or former department employees and/or their spouses and children; places of employment; daycare facilities, and/or schools of active or former department employees’ spouses and children (sections 119.071 (4)(d), F.S. and 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
Information, which if released, would jeopardize a person’s safety. § 945.10(1)(e), F.S.
Any information which may reveal the identity of a person who is a victim of any sexual offense. 119.071(2)(h)1; 28 CFR 115, Department of Justice (2012).
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.