Since 1984, the first 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.
Calvert County employs 80 dedicated correctional deputies and 13 professional civilian staff with the shared mission of safely and securely housing offenders. The Calvert County Detention Center is not staffed with guards but well trained professionals and officers, who adhere to established laws, operate under a strict doctrine of conduct, meet Federal and State Standards, and conform to the highest levels of ethics, morals, and personal conduct at all times.
Corrections is as an honorable profession with deep roots in our community and generations of correctional professionals living within Calvert County who served quietly and admirably behind the walls of local jails and prisons. The obligation of these individuals to report to work regardless of weather and environmental conditions, including their obligation to protect all persons within the Detention Center from COVID-19, is honorable.
It is important to remember those who have dedicated their lives to preventing escapes, escorting and transporting dangerous offenders, and performing the daily tasks of a Correctional Officer.
It was proclaimed by the Calvert Board of County Commissioners that the week of May 2-8, 2021, be known as National Correctional Officer and Employees Week in Calvert County. And it was further proclaimed that the appreciation of all citizens be extended to the Calvert County Correctional Officers and employees in observance of their week.
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