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 […]

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.

Thanks, Rotary Club of Ionia, for supporting corrections officers!

The Rotary Club of Ionia recognized the officers of the year from the Ionia facilities at a special event Wednesday. They took their advocacy a step further by holding a silent auction at Wednesday’s event to benefit the MCO Crisis Fund. The auction raised hundreds of dollars that will be used to support members facing […]

Join us as we serve veterans Aug. 25

The MCO Military Members Committee will be hosting a frozen yogurt social at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. MCO members who are current or former military members are invited to join us as we serve and chat with about 40 veterans in long-term care. The VA Ann Arbor […]

Join us for the 2017 MCO Crisis Fund Golf Outing!

The MCO Crisis Fund’s largest fundraiser is just around the corner! Join us for the Crisis Fund Golf Outing. The crisis fund supports members facing a catastrophe, whether it’s an  on-the-job injury, house fire, sudden illness, or other disaster. Read more about the Crisis Fund and testimonials from members in the Crisis Fund Golf Outing […]

Read the Spring/Summer 2017 MCO Report now!

Check out the Spring/Summer 2017 MCO Report! This new format is optimized for online reading. Also, you’ll find lots of handy links to quickly email us or jump to an important website.  When you view the MCO Report in full screen mode, you’ll see buttons at the bottom to zoom, share, etc. Read the Spring/Summer […]

Military members host pie social for veterans June 3

The MCO Military Members Committee will be hosting a pie social at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System at noon Saturday, June 3. MCO members who are current or former military members are invited to join us as we serve and chat with veterans. The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is located at 2215 Fuller […]

MCO creates new gift for retirees

To honor retirees, MCO will be sending out retirement shadow boxes that feature service lapel pins corresponding with the member’s time spent with the Department and MCO. Military service pins will also be featured if the retiree is a member of the MCO Military Members Committee. Unlike the retirement plaque that MCO has been sending […]

Thank a Corrections Officer for doing Michigan’s toughest job!

Michigan Corrections Organization, along with the State of Michigan, is proud to recognize May 7-13, 2017 as Correctional Officers Week. This week honors those who manage dangerous inmates every day and keep Michigan’s communities safe. Corrections Officers are underappreciated, although their work requires professionalism, strength, loyalty, and tireless dedication. They do a job few want. […]