Mercer Celebrates National Correctional Officers Week 2021
This week is recognized as National Correctional Officers Week and Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is proud of the men and woman at Mercer County Correction Center for all they do to keep our community safe while representing Mercer County with pride, dedication, and professionalism.
Serving as a correctional officer is a demanding job. Mercer County’s correctional officers work to keep the Mercer County Correction Center secure and help maintain the health and well-being of those who are held while they await their day in court or as they serve out their sentences. “The important work of the correctional officer often does not receive the recognition from the public that it deserves, so it is important and appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of the men and women who are vital to the safe operation of our facility,” Mr. Hughes said.
Added Warden Charles Ellis, “It takes a special individual to be a corrections officer. In addition to the daily responsibilities of safely maintaining housing units and enforcing rules, our officers also help with essential services including visitation, recreation and programming, and to be an effective officer, developing trust is key.”
No two days are the same for these behind-the-scenes heroes, and Mercer County salutes the entire Mercer County Correction Center team during National Correctional Officers week 2021.