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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice


August 2021

Jennifer Carper Named Director of Emergency Management

The Office of the Executive Director is pleased to announce the selection of Jennifer Carper as the Director of Emergency Management.

Ms. Carper joined the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) in 2019 as a lieutenant of correctional officers at the Hutchins Unit and was later promoted to captain at the Coffield Unit.

Before joining the TDCJ, Ms. Carper held the positions of correctional officer, lieutenant, and captain of correctional officers for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and was an investigator for the Texas Department of Child Protective Services.

Ms. Carper has a bachelor’s degree in technical management and criminal justice and a master’s degree in public and criminal justice administration. Ms. Carper’s criminal justice experience and passion for the criminal justice field will serve the agency well in this position.

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Carper and extending your support to her as she assumes this new leadership role.