Sunday, May 3, 2020
County Executive Dennis Levinson is calling on all county residents to join in paying tribute to our public safety employees during National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, May 4-10, 2020.
“Now, perhaps more than ever before, these dedicated individuals deserve our recognition and appreciation as they put themselves at risk by serving on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Levinson. “Their jobs are extremely challenging under the best circumstances, but this current crisis tests them even more. We are extremely grateful for their dedication to protect and serve.”
National Correctional Officers Week was established by President Ronald Reagan in 1984 to dedicate the first full week of May in their honor.
The Atlantic County Justice Facility currently employees more than 200 individuals. It is located in Mays Landing and opened in 1985. It houses male and female inmates who are pretrial, county- sentenced and some who are state-sentenced awaiting transfer or state inmates contracted to the facility.