The men and women in green at the Guam Department of Corrections were recognized on May 12 as Resolution 124-37 was presented at the Guam Congress Building in Hagatna.
In celebration of National Correctional Officers Week, created back in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan on the first week in May, Democrat Sen. Chris Barnett, the chairperson of the legislative committee on public safety, presented a resolution to Guam DepCor.
The 37th Guam Legislature presented DepCor a resolution to commend correctional officers for exemplifying professionalism, integrity and strength in the face of a difficult and often dangerous work environment as a small token of their appreciation.
“We want to thank our corrections officers and the department of corrections as a whole for the hard work they do so much of it goes unrecognized by our community but I always say the less you hear about corrections the better, that means they’re doing their jobs,” said Barnett.
The resolution states that it recognizes the contribution of correction officers throughout the country as essential to the day to day operations of the correctional system and providing the necessary institutional goals, security, and control.
“We’re here in support of corrections week and hopefully everyone you know that needs to be recognized if they’re not here, let it be known, that you’re doing an outstanding job okay especially with the limited resources that we do have right now, we’re working the best we can and we’re doing the best we can to protect the community and the island of Guam, thank you,” said Joseph Carbullido, the acting director of Guam DepCor.
Towards the end of the presentation, Barnett encouraged those interested in working at DepCor to apply as the adult correctional facility is on the hunt for good men and women to fill the slots. Job announcements and applications are available at doa.guam.gov.