COs could administer life-saving drugs like law enforcement under House bill

Among the many issues that MCO advocates on, none is more important than correctional officers being recognized for their work as professionals. House Bill 5849, which MCO has prioritized and supports, would add local and state corrections officers to the definition of “peace officer” for the purposes of carrying and administering life-saving drugs such as […]

A message to members from new MCO President Byron Osborn

Greetings brothers and sisters, As your newly elected MCO State President, I would like to introduce myself and tell you about my goals for our organization. I hired into the Department in 1994 at Chippewa Correction Facility and have served as a chapter official there for the past 18 years.  For the past four years, I […]

New Executive Board selected at Central Committee meeting

Please join us in congratulating the newly elected MCO State Executive Board! Central committee delegates selected Board members at their meeting today in Lansing. • President – Byron Osborn, URF (57 votes) • Vice President – Ray Sholtz, SLF (60 votes) • Treasurer – Ed Clements ( 59 votes) • Recording Secretary – Cary Johnson, […]

MCO partners with National Medal of Honor Foundation

Michigan Corrections Organization is proud to announce our involvement with the National Medal of Honor Foundation. This foundation honors corrections officers nationwide for the job they do. The heroes who walk among us every day are rarely if ever recognized in the manner other law enforcement officers are. It is long overdue that our profession […]

Register now for Manistee Shop with a Cop Golf Outing

Join Oaks officers at the annual Manistee Shop with a Cop Golf Outing May 19. The cost is $260 per team. The golf shoot out will be at The Manistee Golf and Country Club. The event raises all funding needed for the Manistee Shop with a Cop in December, organizer Officer Matthew McShane said. Sponsors […]

Recognizing Corrections Officers And Their Values as Part of Law Enforcement

Michigan Corrections Organization is proud to recognize May 6 through 12, 2018 as Correctional Officers Week. During this week, we recognize corrections officers, who exemplify professionalism, integrity, and strength in the face of a difficult and often dangerous work environment. Corrections officers have a thankless job but play a vital role in the criminal justice […]