Sunday May 6th thru Saturday May 12th, 2018 is National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, in recognition of the dedication of the men and women who serve, by the US Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Calvert has 75 correctional officers and a civilian staff of 12, who share the mission of securely and safely housing offenders from our community.
Since 1984, the first full week of May is recognized as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week honoring Correctional Professionals across the nation. The Calvert County Detention Center commenced the celebration with a flag raising ceremony together with various events during the week showing appreciation to the staff. Sheriff Evans together with Major T. D. Reece and staff received a proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners thanking correctional officers and employees for their dedicated service, high levels of ethics, morals, and personal conduct, while remembering the Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice during their tour of duty while protecting their community. The employees of the Calvert County Detention Center proudly serve the citizens of Calvert County.
The flag that had flown this past year at the Calvert County Detention Center was presented to the Correctional Officer of the Year David Unkle.
The Calvert Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the week of May 6 -12th as Correctional Officers Week, in honor of officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. Citizens are called upon to pause and remember and pay solemn tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, the families who supported them, and their fellow officers for their devotion. It is also National Correctional Officers Week and citizens should observe the appropriate ceremony and display of respect that these officers have earned.
Margit Miller / Calvert Beacon