Lawton Police Department in Oklahoma posted photos of their corrections officers proudly in celebration of National Correctional Officer Appreciation Week, “This week is National Correctional Officer Appreciation Week! We want to thank all those who work in the field of corrections and a special thank you to our own Correctional Officers!”
National Today shares about the history behind National Correctional Officer Appreciation Week, “We celebrate National Correctional Officers Week in the first week of May — from May 1 to 7 this year. Former President Ronald Reagan established this week on May 5, 1984. He saw the need to create a week for correctional officers to thank them for their services and celebrate their contributions to society. Often, they are to make sure the court orders are seen through and implemented. During this week, various U.S. agencies honor correctional officers in our jails, prisons, and community correctional facilities by organizing different programs for them.” To read more about the history and to see the rest of the article, click here.
Other departments across the nation posted in support of their corrections officers as well. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in Nevada posted a video with the following message, “🚨Correctional Officer Week🚨 We celebrate National Correctional Officers Week in the first week of May. Former President Ronald Reagan established this honor on May 5, 1984. He saw the need to thank correctional officers for their service and celebrate their contributions to society. THANK YOU to all our Corrections Officers for what you do, every day.”
Mark Herman, Harris County Constable Precinct 4 in Texas posted, “HAPPY NATIONAL CORRECTION OFFICERS WEEK! On May 5, 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first full week of May as National Correctional Officers Week. Thank you to all our Correction Deputies and Jail Employees for the tremendous work you do every day. Please join us in thanking them all!”
Saint Lucie County Sheriff’s Office in Florida posted, “This Sunday marked the start of National Correctional Officers Week, first introduced by former President Ronald Regan on May 6, 1984, to recognize the important, and often complex, roles correctional officers play in the daily operations of our jails and prison systems. In honor of National Corrections Officers Week, please join us in recognizing the great work our employees at the St. Lucie County Jail do each and every day.”
The I.U.P.A. joins with departments across the U.S. and our locals in thanking
our brave and dedicated corrections officers this week and every week!
Each week, the I.U.P.A. Briefing Room features a photo that exemplifies the valuable part of the community that our Law Enforcement Officers all across the U.S. are and their positive impact as well as their dedication, service, and sacrifice.
Submit your photos today to be considered for the photo of the week next week to firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous photos of the week have included: