In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187 creating 'National Correctional Officers Week.'
In recognition of the contributions of correctional officers to our Nation, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 132, has designated the week beginning May 6, 1984, as 'National Correctional Officers Week,' and authorized and requested the President to issue an appropriate proclamation.
Teamsters Local 320 supports National Correctional Officers Week, and we encourage all Teamsters to observe this week with adoration for the men and women who work in our nation’s prisons and jails. Corrections is no easy profession: many times it is dangerous, physically and emotionally challenging. But the men and women charged with protecting society from suspected and convicted criminals take their duties seriously.
As a former Correctional Officer, I personally know how hazardous the duties of correctional personnel can be. I have seen the dangers associated with supervising violent offenders.
Teamsters Local 320 proudly represents local Correctional Officers and personnel throughout the state of Minnesota. We honor the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe.