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to Serve and Protect

The Okaloosa County Department of Corrections will serve and protect the citizens of the community by providing for the care, custody and control of detainees. This will be accomplished as established by state and federal standards, in a cost-effective manner, through the development of secure, humane detention facilities and community programs.

To ensure professionalism, integrity, teamwork and staff development, the Department will provide training and educational opportunities supportive of these objectives. The Department will continually pursue opportunities to ensure progressive organizational development and will utilize management systems that clearly define individual responsibilities.

This mission will be accomplished through the development and maintenance of partnerships encompassing the community, employees and offenders. These partnerships will ensure the most cost-effective utilization of resources.

VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

The Department of Corrections is a participant in the VINE program. VINE provides information on the status of an offender. Victims may also register for automated notification of changes that occur in an offender's custody status. Anyone seeking the status of an offender may contact the VINE 24 hour hotline by dialing 1-877-VINE-4-FL(1-877-846-3435) or access the web site at VINE.

Internet Sites of Interest:

Additional web sites concerning various correctional facts are abundant. A few of interest are:

Paul A. Lawson, CJM
Chief Correctional Officer
1200 East James Lee Boulevard
Crestview, FL 32539
Phone: (850) 689-5690
Fax: (850) 689-5092
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