National Correctional Officers Week

COAD would like to personally thank our members and correctional officers across the country for the work you continue to do.

We celebrate National Correctional Officers Week in the first week of May — from May 7 to 13 this year. Former President Ronald Reagan established this week on May 5, 1984. He saw the need to create a week for correctional officers to thank them for their services and celebrate their contributions to society. Often, they are to make sure the court orders are seen through and implemented. During this week, various U.S. agencies honor correctional officers in our jails, prisons, and community correctional facilities by organizing different programs for them.