National Police Week
May 12-18, 2013
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 of each year as Peace Officers Memorial Day to honor the Federal, State, and municipal officers who die or are disabled in the line of duty. President Kennedy also designated the week in which Peace Officers Memorial Day falls as National Police Week. In 2013, National Police Week will be commemorated during May 12-18.
In recognition of the crucial services provided by law enforcement personnel and to celebrate their brave efforts, NCJRS shares with you the Law Enforcement Resources Special Feature. https://www.ncjrs.gov/leresources/
Law Enforcement Appreciation Week
Respect – Honor - Remember
May 5 – 11, 2013
The California State Sheriffs’ Association Foundation (CSSAF) calls upon our fellow citizens to salute and remember the heroic men and women of law enforcement during CSSAF’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Week May 5-11.
It’s their duty to put their lives on the line. It’s our duty to honor them. Law Enforcement Appreciation week is a special time to show your appreciation for those law enforcement personnel that put their lives forth on a daily basis to protect and make our communities safe and to honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their life in the line of duty. We hold them in the highest regard and want to honor them for the work they do. We can never repay these courageous men and women, but we can recognize their bravery.
Recognizing this week is a way to draw attention to the ongoing need for vigilance against all forms of crime. We hope that you will join us in showing appreciation for the men and women of law enforcement by making a contribution to CSSAF.
HOW TO DONATE:
Mail Donation to:
1231 I Street, Suite 200 Sacramento, CA 95814
Call to donate over the phone with a credit card at 800-761-2772 or 916-375-8000.
NATIONAL CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS' WEEK
Corrections refers to the supervision of persons arrested for, convicted of, or sentenced for criminal offenses. Correctional populations fall into two general categories: institutional corrections and community corrections (Corrections, Bureau of Justice Statistics, retrieved April 30, 2013).
Supervising offenders in the community and preparing offenders for return to their communities are critical to protecting public safety. Community supervision officers must balance the time required to manage growing caseloads and their desire to provide offenders with the services they need to become law abiding citizens (Corrections, Bureau of Justice Assistance, retrieved April 8, 2013).
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187 creating "National Correctional Officers' Week." The first full week in May has since been recognized as National Correctional Officers' Week to honor the work of correctional officers and correctional personnel nationwide.
LONG-TERM OFFENDERS IN COUNTY JAILS
CSSA SURVEY (as of 2/25/13)
CSSA LETTER AND STATEMENT ON FIREARMS
On February 7th, 2013, California State Sheriffs' Association issued the following:
CSSA Letter to Vice President Joe Biden
Statement on Firearms
AB 109 REALIGNMENT INFORMATION
AB 109 (Chapter 15, Statutes of 2011) becomes effective on October 1, 2011. Beginning on October 1 all qualifying low level offenders convicted of non-serious, non-violent, non-sex offenses will begin serving their sentence at the local level rather than in state prison.
Below we have gathered information that has been distributed to our membership regarding realignment. Additionally, we have provided links to other helpful websites related to realignment.
Video - Criminal Justice Realignment - What Counties Need To Know To Implement
Note: Viewers may need to download an add-on to PowerPoint to view. Instructions are on the video page.
Criminal Justice Realignment Implementing Legislation
- Joint Venture Program URL
- CALREALIGNMENT.ORG -The CALrealignment.org website was developed as part of a state-wide conference on criminal justice realignment that was held on September 21 in Sacramento. The website will continue to present information on best practices, assist counties to access technical assistance providers, and make available county realignment plans as they are approved.