Welcome, Tony Trierweiler class!

MCO overcomes new challenges with recruit sign up to maintain our high membership rate We are proud to announce that 98 percent of recruits in the Tony Trierweiler class have decided to join MCO! Welcome, new recruits! We are glad you are here. Over the past several weeks, MCO staff have been meeting the 200+ […]

MDOC Initiates New Wellness Program, MCO Offers Help

Corrections Officers and Forensic Security Aids face dangerous and vulnerable situations every day. The stress caused by the threat of violence, having to be hypervigilant, and missing family events due to mandated overtime makes COs at a higher risk of PTSD and suicide. MDOC leaders acknowledge these internal battles that corrections staff face and are […]

MCO seeks Political Director to continue to build relationships and strength

MCO is hiring a Political Director. Full job description and duties are outlined below. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Cindy Kogut, MCO Finance and Human Resource Coordinator. Deadline to apply is June 7, 2019. Michigan Corrections Organization Political Director Purpose: The Political Director develops and implements political programs aimed at building […]

Join us at a Crisis Fund Golf Outing this Summer

Again this summer, MCO is proud to host two golf outings to support members facing catastrophe. The MCO Crisis Fund assists dues-paying members grappling with a disaster, such as an on-the-job injury, sudden illness, or other devastating event. To those who support the fund, we thank you! UP Crisis Fund Golf Outing WHEN: Friday, Aug. 2. […]

Celebrating your dedication during National Correctional Officers Week

For the past four decades, Michigan Corrections Organization has requested a proclamation from the Governor of the State of Michigan to recognize the first full week of May (Sunday – Saturday) as Correctional Officers Week in Michigan. MCO’s advocacy and messaging about corrections staff has always reflected pride, compassion and appreciation.  This year, we celebrate […]

Bulletin: MCO not successful in RUO/CMUO challenge

The Michigan Supreme Court has decided not to rule on the RUO/CMUO case. This means the Court of Appeals ruling, which sided against MCO, will stand. The 4-3 ruling was released this morning. The Supreme Court determined that the state Constitution gives the Civil Service Commission authority in this area, and that other concerns, like […]

ARU Investigator Stephen Cooklin named 2019 MDOC Officer of the Year

Stephen Cooklin, an Absconder Recovery Unit investigator based in Macomb County, has been named the 2019 Corrections Officer of the Year. “I’m so excited to congratulate Stephen Cooklin, who was chosen for this honor due to his strong work ethic, his professionalism and his commitment to keeping the citizens of Michigan safe,” said Michigan Department […]

Apply Now for the MCO Scholarship Program

In addition to the free college program announced earlier this month, MCO is still offering a scholarship for members’ children. MCO will award 20 scholarships of $750 each. Previous MCO scholarship winners are not eligible. Mailed applications must be postmarked by June 1. Print an application now. Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. […]

MCO Central Office Closed

The MCO Central office is closed for the remainder of the day (Jan. 28, 2019) due to inclement weather. The State of Michigan has closed all lower peninsula offices as well. Stay warm, dry, and safe today.