RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Law enforcement officers who are members of the National Guard and called to active duty along the Texas-Mexico border will not have to pay their CLEAT membership dues for the duration of their deployment.
“As these officers prepare to leave their homes and their families to serve in the border-security efforts in South Texas, we want them to know that their dues will be taken care of,” said Charley Wilkison, Executive Director of CLEAT.
Guard members should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and put “National Guard Service” in the subject line to ensure that the dues are waived.
Gov. Rick Perry on Monday announced that he will activate up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops for what he called “a force multiplier” for state and local law enforcement officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents dealing with criminal activity associated with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border into Texas.