Kendall County Public Safety Center

Kendall County Public Safety Center. (WSPYnews.com photo by Jim Wyman)

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office is honoring corrections deputies this week. The first full week in May is National Corrections Officers' Week.

Sheriff Dwight Baird says that corrections officers maintain a safe county jail, protect citizens, and provide programs to inmates to help reduce recidivism. Baird says the work by correctional deputies led to the jail receiving accreditation by the American Correctional Association, which is achieved by few jails across the country. Baird thinks the important work done by corrections deputies is not always recognized and that it is important to do so.

Baird says corrections deputies act with professionalism, dedication, and courage every day.

National Correctional Officers' Week was established in 1984 by a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan.