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Meet-and-confer deal is adopted by San Angelo City Council

September 2, 2014 • Around the State

Korby Kennedy

Korby Kennedy

Police officers in San Angelo are now on track to be paid salaries on par with their counterparts in cities like Midland and Lubbock under the meet-and-confer agreement unanimously approved Tuesday by the City Council.

The agreement was overwhelmingly embraced last month by the CLEAT-affiliated San Angelo Coalition of Police. The CLEAT Legal and Field Services staffs assisted the local in the development of the agreement.

“We want to keep who we train, we want to keep them here,” said Sgt. Korby Kennedy, president of the San Angelo Coalition of Police told the local media. Continue Reading »

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 »