I have nothing but the utmost respect and deep gratitude for all that these professionals do in Correctional settings

This past week was National Correctional Officers Appreciation Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, and yesterday was Nurses Appreciation Day.

I have nothing but the utmost respect and deep gratitude for all that these professionals do in Correctional settings and elsewhere. But a social media post, a nice lunch, and even a personal thanks are not enough. I will make working conditions better at the Hampshire Sheriff's Office for all staff so that they can do their jobs with the resources they need and the support they deserve. Only when all correctional workers--officers, teachers, nurses, and others--can come to work with confidence that their leadership has their backs and is communicating with them honestly, transparently, and with accountability to them, those in custody, and the outside community, will they truly feel the appreciation they deserve, every single day and not just one week per year. #KnowYourSheriff