Former state Rep. David Guice will be the new head of the state Division of Adult Correction. Department of Public Safety Secretary Kieran Shanahan made the hire on Wednesday.
Guice, who has been section chief of community corrections, succeeds Jennie Lancaster, who left the post on Jan. 1.
Guice, a former probation officer, while still a lawmaker last session steered a massive piece of bipartisan legislation that revamped the state’s probation and parole systems, emphasizing prevent by keeping closer tabs on ex-convicts through community programs.
Guice is a Republican from Brevard.
“With his long term commitment to the state and public safety, as well as his expertise in Community Corrections, I am certain he will continue to serve the state and the department well in this extraordinarily important role,” said Shanahan, DPS secretary.