Correctional Officers of Delaware Endorse Ken Simpler for State Treasurer Re-Election
October 2018 | Submitted Jeff Klopp, President of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware
On behalf of the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware (COAD) and our 1,500 members, I would like to announce our support for your re-election as State Treasurer.
As current State Treasurer, we believe you have a firm understanding of the issues that are important to our members. Your work on the State Employee Benefits Committee (SEBC) and the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council (DEFAC) and its subcommittees has proven that you understand the issues that our state and its employees face. As a lifelong Delawarean that is credentialed in the business and financial sector we feel confident that you will continue to put Delawareans first with bold bipartisan policy.
With your expertise and knowledge, we are positive you will continue as our State Treasurer, ultimately making Delaware a great place to live and work.
Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, President
About the Association
The Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, “COAD”, is an employee organization within the meaning of 19 Del.C. §1302(i). On June 13, 2002, COAD was certified as the exclusive bargaining representative of the bargaining unit of Department of Correction (DOC) Correctional Officers.
Delaware’s Department of Correction
The Department of Correction is the second largest Executive branch agency in the State, and the largest law enforcement agency in the State with over 2,500 employees. The Department is comprised of the Office of the Commissioner, Bureau of Administrative Services, Bureau of Correctional Healthcare Services, Bureau of Prisons and Bureau of Community Corrections.
Delaware provides a unified correctional system, with all correctional facilities and institutions falling under the jurisdiction of the State. The Department supervises between 6,500 – 7,000 inmates within our correctional facilities and approximately 17,000 probationers within the community.
Your work on the State Employee Benefits Committee and the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council and its subcommittees has proven that you understand the issues that our state and its employees face.
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