Forgotten Majority

Advocating for the just and humane treatment of those who are incarcerated.


About the  Secretary





Michael D. Crews Secretary

Michael  (Mike) Crews was appointed by Governor Rick Scott as Secretary of the Florida  Department of Corrections on December 17, 2012.  Secretary  Crews began his career with the state in 1984 as a Certified Correctional Officer  at Apalachee Correctional Institute and served as a Correctional Probation Officer  in Tallahassee.  He also worked with the  Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission as a part-time officer.

Secretary  Crews began his career with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) in  1987 as a Standards and Training Specialist in the Professionalism Program.  Over the next several years, he held positions within the program area,  including Research and Training Specialist, Field Services Specialist, and  Training & Research Manager. Mr. Crews then assumed the position of Manager  over FDLE’s Criminal Justice Information Program’s Help Desk and Sexual  Predator Program. Following this tenure, he was selected as the Training and  Research Manager in FDLE’s newly created Leadership Center. Mr. Crews then served  as Bureau Chief of Standards in the Professionalism Program overseeing  Florida’s Officer Discipline and Alcohol Testing Programs as well as the  Officer Records, Training Trust Fund, and Field Services Sections.  He was then selected as the Director of the  Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute and FDLE Leadership Center and  served in that role until appointed as Director of the Professionalism Program  within FDLE.

Michael  Crews was selected to serve as the Deputy Secretary for the Florida Department  of Corrections on November 25th, 2011.  During his tenure as Deputy Secretary, Mr.  Crews was instrumental in developing and implementing initiatives to achieve  the Department’s top priorities – reviewing the department’s classification  system, fostering community partnerships to assist with re-entry efforts, and  enhancing the professional image of the agency. As the newly appointed  Secretary, he is excited and honored to lead the agency where his career began.

He  is a graduate from Florida State University and is a certified instructor  through the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. He is also a  graduate of the Chief Executive Seminar (Class 22), provided by the Florida Criminal Justice  Executive Institute.  Secretary  Crews has been married to his wife Teri for 26 years and they have two  daughters, Jennie and Kelly.