MCO bands together to support WHV COs

What an awesome day yesterday at WHV. Dozens of members came to the MCO cookout and enjoyed a break with fellow staff. MCO hosted the cookout to show our solidarity and appreciation for WHV officers, especially the women who have faced 8-hour mandates multiple times per week. View more photos on Flickr. Here’s what a […]

WHV members, join us for an appreciation cookout Thursday!

MCO is hosting a special appreciation cookout for the members at WHV! All the details are in this flyer. We are still looking for women officers at other facilities to volunteer. If you are interested, please email Cary Johnson as soon as possible. WHO: All WHV MCO members. WHAT: Appreciation cookout for all WHV MCO members. […]

Rest in peace, Officer Earl DeMarse

Marquette Officer Earl DeMarse passed away Sept. 25, 1973 – 45 years ago today. DeMarse, an officer with 26 years of experience, was about 15 minutes into his shift when he was stabbed several times. An ambulance was called, but DeMarse died while en route to a hospital.  His killer was sentenced to life in […]

MCO’s 2018 Endorsement Guide

Check out MCO’s 2018 endorsement guide and special video interview with Gubernatorial Candidate Gretchen Whitmer. Video: Endorsement Guide (hover and click button at center to view full screen: In the guide you’ll find great information like: A transcript of our Q&A with Gretchen Whitmer. MCO asked her tough questions on mandates, privatization, the Michigan Civil […]

Crisis Fund Raffle Tickets Coming Soon

Interested in buying tickets for this year’s Crisis Fund Gun Raffle? Your chapter president should receive tickets next week. Prizes are: 1st Prize: Hunt at Hopkins Trophy Outfitters: A trophy up to 150 in. buck and a doe with stay at Hopkins Trophy Ranch ($2,500 value) 2nd Prize:  $1,000 cash 3rd Prize:  Darton Toxin 100 […]

What You Need to Know About Civil Service Rules Changes

In September 2017, the Michigan Civil Service Commission (MCSC) adopted rule changes that prohibit bargaining shift transfers, overtime assignments and positions, and layoff and recall procedures. Now, we’re showing our solidarity despite these changes.

MCO points out the role of COs as first responders in the opioid crisis

MCO is elevating messages of professionalism in corrections in many different ways. Today, the Detroit News published a column by MCO Executive Director Andy Potter on the dangerous opioids flowing into U.S. prisons, and the role COs should play in combating them. Read the column on the Detroit News website. “Recognize corrections officers as first […]