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National Law Enforcement Week

May 13, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA salutes our Law Enforcement Officers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety.

Thank you!
May 13 -19, 2018

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National Correctional Officers Week, May 6-12

May 5, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

In May of 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed this Proclamation for National Correctional Officers Week:

By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

Correctional officers have the difficult and often dangerous assignment of ensuring the custody, safety and well-being of the over 600,000 inmates in our Nation’s prisons and jails. Their position is essential to the day-to-day operations of these institutions; without them it would be impossible to achieve the foremost institutional goals of security and control.

Historically, correctional officers have been viewed as “guards,” occupying isolated and misunderstood positions in prisons and jails. In recent years, the duties of these officers have become increasingly complex and demanding. They are called upon to fill, simultaneously, custodial, supervisory and counseling roles. The professionalism, dedication and courage exhibited by these officers throughout the performance of these demanding and often conflicting roles deserve our utmost respect. The important work of correctional Officers often does not receive the recognition from the public it deserves. It is appropriate that we honor the many contributions and accomplishments of these men and women who are a vital component of the field of corrections.

In recognition of the contributions of correctional officers to our Nation, the Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 132, has designated the week beginning May 6, 1984, as “National Correctional Officers Week,” and authorized and requested the President to issue an appropriate proclamation.

Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the week beginning May 6, 1984, as National Correctional Officers Week. I call upon officials of State and local governments and the people of the United States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of May, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eightyfour, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and eighth.

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MNPEA extends condolences to Gilchrist Co Sheriff’s Deputies Families

April 20, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

 

MNPEA extends our sympathy to the families and fellow LEO’s of
Sergeant Noel Ramirez, 30, and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey, 25, of the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office.

Two sheriff’s deputies have been killed in Florida Thursday— gunned down in broad daylight — during a suspected ambush, according to authorities.

 

FULL STORY

 

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Annual Steward Training

April 17, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA thanks of all of members who attended our annual Steward Training last Thursday.

We look forward to holding this same Steward Training in Northern Minnesota in the near future.

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7 inmates dead in Prison Riot

April 16, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina prisons director says a riot that led to the deaths of seven inmates was a fight over money, territory and contraband.

Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said cellphones helped stir up trouble Sunday night at the Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville. He says the fights started in one unit and appeared to be contained before suddenly starting in two more units.

FULL STORY

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Thank you 911 and Telecommunicators!

April 9, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

IT’S NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATOR/911 WEEK.

MNPEA THANKS ALL OF OUR DISPATCHERS AND 911 OPERATORS FOR YOUR TIRELESS LIFESAVING WORK!

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Happy Easter

April 1, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA wishes our members
a Happy Easter

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Assaults up at MN State Prisons!

March 27, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

Due to a change in disciplinary process with inmates, assaults are up at MN State Prisons.

“A KSTP check of Department of Corrections records for every Minnesota prison facility found there have been 22 reported inmate assaults on prison guards through the first three months of 2018. That’s more than the past two years combined; there were a total of 13 assaults in 2017 and eight in 2016.

Fitzgerald explained why the Department of Corrections made the policy change in late 2016 in this statement:”

 

FULL STORY KSTP

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Thank you Blaine Gaskill

March 21, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

MNPEA thanks St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy Blaine Gaskill for being the ‘good guy with a gun’ and averting another school massacre.

Truly everyday our Deputies and Officers are unsung heroes and we appreciate all you do.

FULL STORY

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Pension Bills

March 5, 2018 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

There is a pair of new bills this session that concern our PERA Correctional Plan and Police and Fire.

SF2620 and HF3053 For PERA Correctional Retirees the annual COLA will be a floor of 1% with a maximum of 2.5% based on inflation. For Police an Fire the annual COLA will be 1%.

MNPEA supports these bills.