WHEREAS, the Arlington County Detention Facility receives almost 6,700 persons for commitment annually and manages an average daily population of over 480 inmates; and
WHEREAS, the operations of the facility represent a crucial component of the County’s Criminal Justice System; and
WHEREAS, correctional personnel play a vital role in protecting the right of the public to be safeguarded from criminal activity; and
WHEREAS, correctional personnel are responsible for the safety and dignity of human beings charged to their care; and
WHEREAS, correctional personnel provide a professional and compassionate service to the community at large; and,
WHEREAS, correctional personnel work under demanding circumstances and face danger in their daily work lives;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jay Fisette, Chair of the Arlington County Board, do hereby proclaim May 4th through May 10th, 2014 as ARLINGTON CORRECTIONAL EMPLOYEES WEEK in Arlington County and urge all residents to recognize and appreciate the efforts of the men and women who work in the Arlington County Detention Facility and Sheriff’s Office.