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HCSO Personnel Celebrate National Correctional Officers and Employees Week


Hamilton County, TN - On Monday, May 4, 2020, Sheriff Jim Hammond and the men and women of the HCSO Corrections Division welcomed County Mayor Jim Coppinger as he delivered a proclamation observing the first week of May in Hamilton County as National Corrections Officer Week.

Each year during National Corrections Employee Week, the HCSO honors our sworn and civilian staff who work tirelessly each and every day to ensure our jail facilities are operated efficiently and safely taking into account the security of our personnel and those in our care.

National Corrections Employee Week originally began in 1984 when then-President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5187 entitled the National Correctional Officers Week, in which he called upon officials of state and local governments and the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities to recognize the contributions of our correctional officers and employees. Since then, several agencies have changed the name to National Corrections Employee Week in honor to recognize the efforts and work accomplished by civilian corrections personnel as well.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to give extra recognition to our corrections personnel as they continue to work on the front lines keeping our inmate population safe and following medical guidelines as they seek to provide a healthy environment. With the recent COVID-19 testing of all inmates and staff at the Hamilton County Jail and the results coming back 100% negative, their dedication and hard work has been noticed by all of the HCSO and the Hamilton County community.

Please join with us as we celebrate the contributions and service of our corrections division employees during this special week.

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