May 5-11 is National Correctional Officers Week

On May 5, 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the first full week of May as National Correctional Officers Week. 

The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the National Center for Jail Operations (NCJO) wishes to echo these sentiments of thirty-five years ago, as we take the opportunity this week to acknowledge and thank the men and women who work in jails all across this country, most of which are administered by Sheriffs’ Offices. Please join us in celebrating National Correctional Officers and Employees Week by extending your gratitude for the service and commitment to duty of these individuals. We at NSA pray for their continued safety as we honor those who have given their lives protecting and serving our nation.