Governor Rick Scott Proclaims May 3-9 as Florida Correctional Employees Week
TALLAHASSEE– Governor Rick Scott designated the week of May 3-9, 2015 as Florida Correctional Employees Week in a proclamation signed on April 27. Since May of 1984 when President Ronald Regan signed proclamation 5187 creating “National Correctional Officers’ Week”, the first week of May has been marked to honor the work of correctional officers, correctional probation officers and correctional personnel nationwide.
“Through the dedication, compassion and commitment shown by our employees every day, this Department has helped hundreds of thousands of Floridians better themselves and our communities,” Secretary Julie Jones said. “This week, and every week, the Department expresses our sincere appreciation for the hard work of the thousands of employees who work each day to change lives to ensure a safer Florida.”
During Florida Correctional Employees Week, the Florida Department of Corrections will host a variety of events recognizing the hard work of our staff.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.