Major Jeff Cloutier is a 24 year veteran and has served as Division Commander Since 2003. Has been involved with the Florida Corrections Accreditation process since its inception in 1998 and was one of the very first Assessors for FCAC and, along with other original members, provided training and orientation to some of the first FCAC Auditors/Assessors.  In 2005, he was presented with the Distinguished Service Award for his service as one of the original members of the Standards Review and Interpretation Committee. 

In 2013, he was selected to serve as a commissioner for the Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission and in 2017; he was selected by his peers to serve as vice-chair of the commission and also serves as chair of the By-Laws Sub-Committee.

He has also served as a founding member and chairperson of the Compliance Subcommittee for the Florida Model Jail Standards and was invited to be a guest speaker about the Peer Review Inspection Process at the American Jail Association Conference in 2003.

He has participated in and provided input into many national and local initiatives that effect jail operations, to include the Prison Rape Elimination Act, the Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level/Urban Institute initiative and the Criminal Justice Mental Health Substance Abuse via the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Major Cloutier served as the Regional Coordinator for the Florida Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run for the 2009 & 2010 campaigns and also served as a Loaned Executive for the Alachua County United Way 1999-2000 Campaign.

Major Cloutier graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, MA and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal and Social Justice from Ashford University.   He is a graduate of the University Of Louisville - Southern Police Institute’s Command Officers Development Course and is a 2003 Gainesville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Gainesville graduate.
He is a former U.S. Marine and was awarded a Commendation Medal for Service in Operation Desert Storm and Provide Comfort as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. He also served in the Florida Army National Guard for two years following active duty service.

He has been married to his wife Denise for over 25 years and is the father of two boys who attend PK Yonge High School.

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