Detention Officers & Employees Week in Collin County
WHEREAS, President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed National Correctional Officers’ Week on May 5, 1984 to recognize the men and women who work in jails and prisons across the country; and
WHEREAS, detention officers are dedicated to protecting the residents of Collin County and ensuring public safety; and
WHEREAS, detention officers are responsible for supervising inmate conduct and behavior to maintain security within the county jail while promoting positive behavior, attitudes, and work ethic, and rehabilitative skills within the inmate population to reduce recidivism and promote successful reentry into the community; and
WHEREAS, detention officers strive to maintain a safe working and living environment inside the county jail, and our community recognizes the important work and sacrifices that these courageous detention officers make to protect the citizens of Collin County;
WHEREAS, the employees of the Collin County Sheriff’s Office and Juvenile Detention Department serve admirably in many different capacities, including jail administrators, supervisors, housing detention officers, transfer officers, classification specialists, intake & release officers, SCORE & VALOR officers, service personnel, training & compliance officers, child advocates, and mentors; and
WHEREAS, the employees of the Collin County Sheriff’s Office and Juvenile Detention Department operate the finest and most professional detention facilities in the state of Texas!
Now, therefore, I hereby proclaim the week of May 2 through 8, 2021, as Detention Officers and Employees Week in Collin County.