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Current MCODSA Board of Directors
Tim Sutherland, CCO

Tim Sutherland is a Certified Court Officer in the Tri-County area and has been a Court Officer for almost 30 years.

Tim has a degree in Business Administration and was a computer professional for many years before becoming a Court Officer in 1990.

Tim has been a member of MCODSA since 1992 and is now on his fifth term as MCODSA President.  He has also served 3 terms as Secretary/Treasurer and 8 years as a Director.

Tim and his wife Donna reside in Macomb Township.

(586) 939-0700

Jeff Kirkpatrick, CCO
Vice President

Jeff Kirkpatrick, of Jackson, Michigan is a long time member of MCODSA and is a Certified Court Officer. He has been a court officer for the past 13 years. He is the Past President of the Michigan Court Officers, Deputy Sheriffs and Process Servers Association and he is currently serving as its Vice President.

Additionally, Jeff serves as MCODSA's legislative chairman.  He is also the chairman of the bylaws committee, and is responsible for the association website.  He served on an adhoc committee appointed by the Supreme Court to create regulations for governing the conduct of Michigan Court Officers.

He is the Vice President of Universal Fire & Casualty Insurance Company.  Jeff was a member of a special commission that was impaneled to recommend and implement procedural safeguards designed to enhance public safety during the fugitive apprehension process.  He has taught various seminars on Skiptracing.  He holds a Fidelity and Surety Insurance License from the State of  Michigan.

Jeff obtained certification as an Electronics Technician from the Federal Communications Commission and is licensed as an Amateur Radio Operator and a certified locksmith. He is the past President of the Jackson Community Federal Credit Union and currently serves as a Director.

(517) 788-8898

Patrick Dotson, CCO
Secretary / Treasurer

Patrick Dotson of Charlotte, Michigan is a Certified Court Officer and is a District Court Officer, Circuit Court Officer and a Deputy Sheriff in Mid-Michigan. He served 27 years with the Eaton County Sheriff Department before retiring in 1995.


Patrick has been a member of MCODSA since 2004 and is currently serving on the Board of Directors as its Secretary and Treasurer.

(517) 543-7814

Michael Ramsey, CCO
Immediate Past President


(517) 204-5353

Rick Risk, CCO
Director - Past President

Rick Risk is a Certified Court Officer and is appointed in several mid-Michigan courts.

He is a graduate of the Lansing Community College Law Enforcement Associate Degree program, and is a retired Police Officer and Corrections Specialist.

A member of the Michigan Court Officer, Deputy Sheriff and Process Servers Association since 1996, he served on the Board of Directors for 6 years, and he served two terms asPresident.

Dedicated to promoting professionalism within the process serving industry, Rick has set his goal towards the mandate of a state-wide certification and regulation program for all Court Officers and Process Servers.

Rick and his wife Marti have three sons, and reside in Lake Odessa.

(616) 374-7170

Ginger Zemla, CCO

(616) 710-1624

Dan Larson, CPS

(616) 951-5290

John Hays, CCO

John Hays is a Certified Court Officer appointed in several mid-Michigan courts and is deputized in numerous counties located all across Michigan.  John has an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

Prior to becoming a Court Officer, John was a Reserve Police Officer with the City of Jackson for 3 years and has extensive experience with law enforcement.  John has testified in over 250 court hearings and has been entered as an expert witness in 7 cases.  John was honored by Jackson Magazine as a member of the 2016 class of 30 and under outstanding business professionals in the community. Additionally, John currently sits on the Ingham County Sobriety Court Foundation board of directors where he serves as the Vice President and dedicates a lot of time to nonprofit organizations.

John resides in Jackson with his wife, Wendy, and his three sons.

(517) 788-8898

Kurtis Orosz, CCO

(616) 890-8078

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