Governor Rick Scott Announces the Appointment of Julie Jones as DOC Secretary
On December 10, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor’s Press Office
Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Julie Jones as Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, effective January 5th, 2015.
Governor Rick Scott said, “Julie Jones has had a distinguished career working with our state’s law enforcement community for over thirty years. It is evident through her work across state government that she is a true reformer who is laser-focused on ensuring accountability and transparency. She led the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles for nearly five years with integrity and under her leadership, she managed a complete restructuring of the agency that led to more oversight. She also secured Cabinet approval for a performance plan to ensure the agency was running efficiently while holding employees accountable. Florida’s recidivism rate continues to decline and I know she will be committed to making sure it drops even further and making much needed reforms with the current system. I am confident Julie will be an effective leader at DOC and make sure the agency is run with accountability and integrity.”
Julie Jones said, “I am honored to be appointed by Governor Scott to lead DOC. My top priority is to make sure Florida is the safest state in the nation to raise a family and I look forward to working with stakeholders and our entire law enforcement community to meet that goal. I am also focused on making sure offenders are able to integrate back into their communities when they are released so they have the chance to get a job and build a meaningful career. It is my commitment to build a strong culture of ethics at DOC to ensure transparency for all Floridians.”
Julie Jones served as executive director at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles from 2009 to 2014. Prior to that, she spent 26 years at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission where she was a sworn officer and served in multiple roles including Director of Law Enforcement.