BIA recognizes former Wind River Agency Corrections Officer

h/t BIA Special Programs - Supervisory Corrections Officer Jennie Ferris

(Wind River Reservation, WY) – The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Special Programs has recognized their officers throughout the month of March in honor of Women’s Law Enforcement History Month.

Today, March 31st they shared a spotlight on Supervisory Corrections Officer Jennie Ferris. Below is what they shared about her and her service to the communities she has worked in.

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Jenny (Northern Arapaho) is a Supervisory Corrections Officer (SCO) at the Spokane Agency in Washington State. She began her career in 2001 as a Corrections Officer at the Wind River Agency in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. SCO Ferris was inspired to pursue a career in law enforcement by her father, Wind River Agency Police Officer Mike Blackburn. Because of her dedication to the job and her leadership skills, SCO Ferris has been detailed to assist high-volume traffic locations throughout Indian Country. Wherever she’s gone, she has built good rapport with both the corrections staff and the community. In recognition of the instrumental role she played in helping solve several ongoing investigations, then-Director of the FBI James B. Comey awarded her a Certificate of Appreciation. SCO Ferris continues to serve as an exemplary corrections officer and her commitment to service perfectly illustrates how a dedicated corrections officer can truly make a difference.

-BIA Special Programs

Earlier this month, they shared a spotlight on current Wind River Agency Danielle White as well as former Wind River Agency Officer Jolene Makeshine. Click here to read our earlier post.

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