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Governor Colyer proclaims Kansas Correctional Officer's and Employee's Week

by KDOC News — last modified May 08, 2018 04:17 PM
Governor Jeff Colyer is calling on Kansans to recognize the contributions of Kansas correctional officers and employees during the week of May 6-12.

Governor Colyer signed a proclamation declaring Kansas Correctional Officer’s and Employee’s Week for the nearly 3,500 men and women of the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC).

“Correctional officers and employees perform their mission in an environment which poses a potential risk to personal safety and must possess self-confidence and effective-interpersonal skills in order to accomplish their mission,” Governor Colyer’s proclamation states.

Guided by the vision of “a safer Kansas through effective correctional services”, the KDOC is responsible for the safe and effective control of approximately 9,800 adult and 200 juvenile offenders and manages the post-incarceration supervision of nearly 5,600 offenders while actively encouraging and assisting them to become law abiding citizens.

Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood said those serving in the corrections profession make sacrifices every day to improve the lives of offenders and strengthen Kansas communities.

“The work of correctional officers and employees has a meaningful impact for every Kansan,” Norwood said. “I am grateful for their dedication and commitment to making Kansas safer.”


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