Timothy P. Ryan - Director
Corrections and Rehabilitation
Timothy P. Ryan was born in Oakland, California June 20, 1948 and grew up in the community of Pleasant Hill (about 30 miles east of Oakland). He attended local public schools and graduated from college at the University of California in Berkeley in 1970.
Within a month from graduation, he became a Deputy Sheriff for the Alameda County Sheriff's Office where Oakland was the largest city. For twenty-eight years, he served the Sheriff's Office rising through the ranks from Deputy to Sergeant (1974) to Lieutenant (1979) to Captain (1986) to Commander (1989). Although he had experience in patrol, courts, and county records, nearly all of his time was spent in the Alameda County Jails where for his last 10 years he reported to the Sheriff, on this, then "12th" largest system in America.
On February 2, 1998, Tim Ryan was selected as the 7th Chief of Correction for the Santa Clara County Department of Correction in San Jose, California; a system not under the Sheriff, but rather under the County Board of Supervisors (Commissioners). At the time, this was the 14th largest system with a 1,200 staff compliment (800 correctional officers), and nearly 5,000 inmates. He served in this role for four years leaving in March of 2002.
On March 25, 2002, Tim Ryan was appointed Chief of Corrections by Orange County, Florida, Mayor Richard T. Crotty. Chief Ryan had overall administrative responsibility for nearly 4,200 inmates in custody and 7,000 in community-based programs. The Orange County Corrections Department runs the 4th largest jail in Florida and the 18th largest in the nation, employs 1,735 individuals, has an operating budget of $135 million, and serves 22 law enforcement agencies. To prepare for an increase in the number of inmates, the department recently constructed a model four-story intake and release facility, which includes short-term housing, a medical and mental health specialty unit, and courtroom facilities. The new facility opened in July, 2006.
On November 9, 2006, he was confirmed by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners as Director of the Corrections and Rehabilitation Department. He began service on December 4, 2006, for this, the 8th largest jail system in America, leading 2,890 staff including over 2,269 certified correctional officers. He administers an operating budget of $347 million and is responsible for 5,600 inmates in custody, 3,800 on community release, and over 450 on supervised community control. MDCR books over 100,000 annually, serves 7.0 million meals yearly, and operates six correctional facilities. He just completed his 4th year of departmental leadership.
Director Ryan served as President of the national jail organization, the American Jail Association, in 2002-2003 and just completed a four year elected position as Commissioner on the American Correctional Association's Commission on Accreditation for Corrections. He is a graduate of the 175th FBI National Academy, the 2001 Harvard JFK School of Government "Senior Executives Program", and became one of the first Certified Jail Managers in America (1997).
To contact Director Timothy P. Ryan, please call 786-263-6010.
Timothy P. Ryan
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