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Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Press Release
August 26, 2016
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Correctional Officer Arrested Following Long-Term Office of Inspector General Investigation

BONIFAY, Fla. –The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Office of Inspector General (OIG) arrested Correctional Officer Jeffrey Elmore on Tuesday, August 23 following a long-term OIG criminal investigation. Elmore has been charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Prison Facility, Conspiracy to Introduce Contraband into a Prison Facility and Unlawful Compensation or Reward for Official Behavior as a Public Servant.

Following the arrest, Holmes County Sherriff’s Office deputies transported Elmore to the Holmes County Jail. The FDC Office of Inspector General acknowledges the cooperation and assistance provided by the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office in the 14th Judicial Circuit.

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Please see the attached 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.

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).

Active criminal investigation or criminal intelligence information. § 119.071(2)(c), F.S.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 99,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.

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