Sheriff’s Office celebrates National Correctional Officers Week from May 1-7

Posted 28 April 2022 at 2:02 pm

Press Release, Orleans County Sheriff Chris Bourke

(PROCLAMATION 5187-It is appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of these men and women who are a vital component of the field of corrections. In recognition of the contributions of correctional officers to our Nation, the Ante, p. 92. 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. RONALD REAGAN)

As part of the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, the Orleans County Corrections Division is committed to meeting the standards of the community, striving to promote safety, security and provide opportunity for rehabilitation. Their core values include respect, responsibility, honesty and empathy.

Our dedicated Corrections Officers have the responsibility to operate a safe and secure detention facility in compliance with the New York State Corrections Law and with regulations set forth by the New York State Commission of Corrections.

Each member faces the difficult and often dangerous assignment of ensuring the security, safety, and well-being of the inmates housed in the Orleans County Jail. Their position is essential to daily operations to achieve institutional goals of care, custody, and supervision of approximately 600 inmates annually.

Please join us in recognizing our Orleans County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officers for their dedication, hard work and service to the community.