on May 5, 1984, by President Ronald Reagan when he signed Proclamation 5187,
creating National Correctional Officers Week to recognize the men and women who
work in jails, prisons and community corrections across the county.
National Correctional Officers and Employees Week became the official
name of the first full week in May when in 1986 the U.S. Senate officially changed the
National Correctional Officers and Employees Week has been designated
as the week of May 7-13, 2018, by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau
National Correctional Officers and Employees Week honors the work of
correctional officers and correctional personnel for their service with honor, respect and
National Correctional Officers and Employees Week raises awareness of
the duties, hazards and sacrifices made by correctional workers.
Sheriff Scott Johnson stated, “I am very grateful for the role that our corrections officers play in safeguarding the citizens of Pacific County by providing safe, secure and humane incarceration of those within their custody. Sheriff Johnson added, “I want to thank and recognize our employees in the jail for the services that they provide on a daily basis 24 hours a day and seven days a week”.