Security and Institutional Management
"The Secretary shall appoint an Assistant Secretary for Security and Institutional Management responsible for providing inmate work, offender programs, security administration, emergency operations response, and technical assistance to the regions." (F.S. 20.315(3)(c))
The Office for Security and Institutional Management's responsibilities include supervision of all five regions and operational management of all correctional facilities; auditing security at facilities; maintaining accreditation standards; assisting victims of crime; membership on the State Emergency Response Team (SERT); tracking incident reports; maintaining records on all offenders under supervision and inmates incarcerated; assisting law enforcement in their investigations; monitoring and interpreting court orders; establishing security standards for all facilities; maintaining an extensive inmate transportation system; providing chaplaincy services; conducting various training programs on security issues, classification, records, sentence structure, and court orders as well as other related areas; overseeing youthful offender programs; and establishing policy and direction for all classification and records functions from reception to release.