The County Board approved and resolution and proclamation for May 5-11, 2019 to be observed as National Corrections Officers and Employees Week in Wright County. Staff working in the Jail Division work with and manage more than 4,000 offenders annually.National Corrections Officer and Employees Week May 5 – 11, 2019
A Proclamation that was read at the April 30 Wright County Board of Commissioners meeting states:
Correctional officers and employees are capable, committed, patient and persistent professionals. They serve admirably in correctional facilities all across the country as chaplains, teachers, counselors, supervisors, managers and directors. They help keep our citizens and communities safe. Correctional officers and employees teach, train, mentor, preach and cure.
Though the job of correctional officers and employees is often very challenging and, at times, stressful, the thousands who work the corrections profession every day perform their duties well and with great pride. They are brave, courageous and tenacious individuals who put their lives and health at risk every day to keep the public safe and provide a multitude of services to the nation’s offenders. They have a tremendous responsibility and are owed our nation’s gratitude. Our Wright County Correctional officers are most deserving of our respect, our thanks and the highest praise. They are well-trained, always on watch and prepared to meet any challenge.
The men and women working in the Sheriff’s Office Jail Division make a difference in our communities. They work with and manage more than 4,000 offenders a year in our county. Their abilities and reputation have allowed us to successfully work with multiple jurisdictions assisting them with overcrowding issues as well as disciplinary and behavior management problem inmates. On behalf of the Sheriff and the Sheriff’s Office Command we commend those who serve in the corrections profession.
Copy of drafted Resolution
Copy of Request to Board