On May 5, 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5187-National Correctional Officers’ Week, in which he called upon officials of State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities, to recognize the contributions of correctional officers to our Nation.
President Reagan was the first president to formally recognize the great work of those in our profession and the very difficult, and at times dangerous, nature of corrections work. He wrote that correctional officers are “essential to the day-to-day operations of these institutions; without them it would be impossible to achieve the foremost institutional goals of security and control.” 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 So, in honor of National Correctional Officers Week (May 7-13), I challenge you to thank a correctional officer for what they do. This week is for all my brothers and sisters who are still out there doing their thing! Stay safe out there and keep kicking ass at what you do 👮🏼♀️💙👮🏼