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Where there’s smoke, there’s … CLEAT

August 20, 2014 • Around the State

Left to right: Midland Sgt. Jimmy Young, CLEAT President Todd Harrison, Midland POA President Loren Frost and Midland Officer Eric Zarate.

Left to right: Midland Sgt. Jimmy Young, CLEAT President Todd Harrison, Midland POA President Loren Frost and Midland Officer Eric Zarate.

CLEAT President Todd Harrison was in Midland for the recent  Midland Municipal POA and CLEAT cookout.

He and the POA President Loren Frost grilled some 300 burgers for the member during the all-day event.

CLEAT assisting Travis County in effort to improve pay

August 18, 2014 • Around the State

CLEAT Staff Attorney Nadia Stewart, center, with Domingo Botello, VP Travis County Sheriff Officers Association, and James Hodge, association President..

CLEAT Staff Attorney Nadia Stewart, center, with Domingo Botello, VP Travis County Sheriff Officers Association, and James Hodge, association President.

CLEAT has been working with the Travis County Sheriff’s Association and had meetings with administration to address some significant issues as the county goes through the budget process for next year.

The Association has been attending the budget meetings to address the baseline number of paid Certified Peace Officers positions and to fix the Peace Officers Pay Scale.

They have not had a step increase since 2010 and that has caused a compression of salaries. Continue Reading »

Longview Officer Mathis retires, campaigns for JP post

August 4, 2014 • Around the State

From left: LPOA Vice President Chris Clayton, longtime LPOA/CLEAT supporter Jacky Hiles, James Mathis and Charley Wilkison

From left: LPOA Vice President Chris Clayton, longtime LPOA/CLEAT supporter Jacky Hiles, James Mathis and Charley Wilkison

James Mathis retired last month after a more than three decades with the Longview Police Department, but his career in public service will continue.

Mathis, who spent 18 years as a board member of the Longview Police Officers Association, won the Democratic nomination for a Justice of the Peace seat in Gregg County this spring and has no Republican opponent in November. Continue Reading »