Occurring every May, National Police Week will be observed from Sunday, May 15th through Saturday, May 21st, in honor of America’s law enforcement community while also paying special recognition to law enforcement officers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
In 1962, President Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day, in honor of those law enforcement officers who had fallen or been disabled in the line of duty, and the calendar week in which May 15th falls as National Police Week, in recognition of law enforcement officers who work devotedly and selflessly to protect the communities and citizens of our nation through the enforcement of our laws, regardless of the peril or hazard to themselves. Later in 1994, President Bill Clinton amended the declaration to include the direction that the United States flag on all government buildings be flown at half-staff on May 15th, unless that day is also Armed Forces Day, which is commemorated on the third Saturday in May.
Allen County Community Corrections (ACCC) employs 15 sworn Special Deputies with the Allen County Police Department and one K-9 in the agency’s Field Division as Home Detention Officers to ensure participant compliance with the rules and conditions of ACCC and enforce the criminal laws of the state of Indiana. On duty 24/7/365, ACCC’s Home Detention Officers monitor the daily activities and compliance of individuals supervised by ACCC for alternative sentencing through random unannounced visits to their homes, places of employment, and approved pass locations. Our Officers also support the agency and participants in a myriad of other ways.
Join us this week as we honor our Home Detention Officers and all local law enforcement and their commitment to protect and serve, who put their lives on the line every day to protect ours. We thank you all for your courage, dedication, service, and sacrifice to keep us and our communities safe. ACCC celebrates and appreciates you for your service and could not fulfill its mission and dedication to public safety without each of you.