The San Antonio Police Officers’ Association and CLEAT recently gained 39 new members from the San Antonio Police Department’s recent cadet class. Among the graduating officers was John Helle, Michael Helle’s son. Michael Helle is the President of SAPOA.
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Recently, the Grayson County Law Enforcement Association held their annual picnic for law enforcement officers and their families.
Executive Director John Burpo and CLEAT President Todd Harrison Extend Their Personal Invitation to Leadership Conference
AUSTIN-CLEAT Executive Director John Burpo and President Todd Harrison invite all union leaders to attend the annual Leadership Conference to be held on June 5-6, 2013 at the Sheraton Austin at the Capitol, 701 East 11th St. in Austin Texas. This class will provide 16 Hours TCLEOSE Training for local association members in leadership roles and the tuition is FREE TO CLEAT MEMBERS.
To reserve your seat at this exciting conference please click here. For hotel reservations click here or call 800-627-8349. The room rate is $108. Please mention room block: CLEAT Leadership Academy. The room block cutoff date: May 14, 2013. To see the tentative agenda click here.
Burpo and Harrison announce that the training academy will be named after former CLEAT President, the late Chris McGill.
CLEAT recently attended and held a booth at the Texas Tactical Police Officers’ Association 2013 SWAT Conference in Fort Worth. The picture above shows TTPOA members participating in a push up competition for door prizes.
CLEAT Field Rep David Kilcrease, Will Atchison and CLEAT Field Rep Tom Barbee attended the Collective Bargaining For Public Safety Employees seminar so that CLEAT affiliated associations continue to have the best negotiators in assisting with contract negotiations.
Officers from across Texas descended to Fort Worth for “The Winning Mind for Women” seminar, hosted by CLEAT. The Winning Mind for Women seminar is one of the most unique and popular courses offered in the market today. Veteran instructor Sgt. Betsy Smith (ret.) guides students through 8 hours of intensive, interactive training that will provide attendees with updates and information they can employ to improve and enhance both their professional and personal lives.
For more information on Wining Mind classes, visit www.jdbucksavage.com
The City of Del Rio has voted to ratify the first Del Rio Collective Bargaining Agreement. The new CBA has created two additional pay steps, has brought about a well-defined system of promotion and has incorporated a Maintenance of Standards clause. Del Rio POA President Rick Roman stated “I am happy that we have a contract and I am already preparing for the next bargaining season.” The city and the association bargained using principles of Interest Based Bargaining.
Spring Break is always busy in South Padre Island. So busy that officers working seldom have time to take breaks. As in years before, CLEAT stepped up to the plate to bar-b-Que for these hare-working men and women. CLEAT staff member’s Perry Hyden and Steve Ayala, along with Officer Randy Vela, a volunteer from the McAllen Professional Law Enforcement Association’s Executive Board spent their afternoon ensuring police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, firefighters and paramedics all had good food and a relaxed environment to eat in.
This was all done with the assistance of Chief Randy Smith and his staff.
The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) with over 18,500 members is seeking an Executive Director. CLEAT is the largest law enforcement association in Texas representing Law Enforcement Officers in the legal, legislative and political arenas. The successful candidate will have a signiﬁcant impact on CLEAT’s success in each of these areas and will develop short and long term visions for CLEAT.
As our Executive Director, we will rely on you to be responsible for the administration and management of the association and its subsidiaries. You will report to the Executive Board of Directors, composed of Texas Peace Officers and will manage a staff of 30 full-time employees.
Among the priorities that will be a part of your success will include, but are not limited to the following:
• Directing continued growth of the organization’s membership by aggressive marketing to over 80,000 licensed Peace Officers in Texas
• Assuring quality delivery of legal service by a staff of 15 attorneys
• Overseeing the legislative agenda during each legislative session with the support of the public affairs staff
• Keeping the Executive Board of Directors fully informed of the organization’s challenges and successes
• Bachelor’s degree, management experience and/or experience in the criminal justice ﬁeld are required. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the membership, Board of Directors and other industry speciﬁc groups
• Must be ﬂexible, highly organized and have a positive attitude toward leading employees and accomplishing speciﬁc goals
• Frequent overnight travel, primarily in Texas, is required
• Post graduate degree in addition to experience in the law enforcement labor movement and the non-proﬁt environment preferred
• Experience in collective bargaining, labor relations, lobbying, and/or writing for publications will be viewed preferentially
CLEAT’s administrative office is located in Austin, Texas with members and affiliated local associations located throughout the state of Texas. The Executive Director must reside in or relocate to the Austin area. Reasonable costs for relocation will be paid by CLEAT.
This is a great place to work with distinctive advantages for our employees. In exchange for your hard work and dedication, we offer a competitive salary, depending on experience, and extensive benefits package and a fast paced work environment. In our corporate culture, we expect our employees to rise to the challenging work. In return, we offer an atmosphere where our employees can grow personally and professionally.
We enjoy a smoke free work environment.
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