JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- 58 corrections officers will lose their jobs, and so will all 71 community service officers, it was decided today during a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office lottery.
In addition to the 58 corrections officers, 16 vacant corrections officer positions have been eliminated, making for a total of 74 corrections officer positions to be cut.
The layoffs will affect three classes of corrections officers, and all members of the last class are likely to be let go.
The last day for the community service officers and the corrections officers to be laid off will be August 24.
There are state-mandated positions, so those will likely be filled with overtime posts.
Last year, 48 officers were laid off.
After this round of layoffs, there will be 95 uniformed officers laid off. Those positions won't be cut until October 1. The lottery for the October round of layoffs is expected to be held in August.
First Coast News