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Vice President Dean Gilliam, staff, welcome newest members to CLEAT

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CLEAT would like to welcome its newest members of the Fort Worth Police Department. CLEAT Vice President Dean Gilliam, CLEAT Attorney Craig Driskell and Field Services Representative John Kerr all visited with the Fort Worth’s cadets about the many benefits that CLEAT offers. Congratulations to these fine officers.

Posted by June 7, 2016

Police Benevolent Association of Georgetown prepares for meet and confer

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The Police Benevolent Association of Georgetown is gearing up for its first negotiating session under meet and confer. Leaders of the PBA met and discussed details of their upcoming negotiations which will take place later this year.

Last month, the Georgetown City Council confirmed the association as the meet and confer agent for the city’s police officers.

Posted by June 6, 2016

CLEAT welcomes new members in Laredo and Bexar County

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All officers in the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office and the Laredo Police Department’s cadet classes have joined CLEAT.

As members of CLEAT, these officers will have access to 24/7 legal coverage, expert negotiators for association contracts, free training, political representation in the Capitol and more. Read More »

Posted by June 6, 2016

CLEAT continues the fight with CPS over Special Investigators

cpsOnce again, CPS is misusing its Special Investigators and CLEAT is fighting back.

Earlier this year, members of CLEAT who are law enforcement officers working for CPS notified CLEAT that the agency was requiring special investigators to take on social work-type caseloads rather than handle critical cases that they are trained and statutorily assigned to do. Shortly after CLEAT took on the fight, the Special Investigators were pulled back from handling the referenced cases and were put back to their regular duties.

Now, CPS has yet again assigned a number of Special Investigators to handle caseloads and abandon their current assignments which often involve children in dire circumstances.

In response to the recent directive by CPS, CLEAT Executive Director Charley Wilkison sent this letter to the newly appointed Commissioner Henry “Hank” Whitman.

CLEAT will continue to provide updates as this situation evolves.

Posted by June 2, 2016

Kirk Massey appointed to CLEAT Executive Board, Region 2 Director

KirkMasseyKirk Massey, veteran Police Officer and former President of the Brownsville Police Officers Association is now the Director of Region 2 as a member of the CLEAT Executive Board.

Following the laws of the CLEAT Constitution, CLEAT President, Sergeant Todd Harrison appointed Massey to fill the recently vacated seat. The CLEAT Executive Board then voted to affirm the appointment. Read More »

Posted by June 2, 2016

Law enforcement leaders meet in Rio Grande Valley

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Law enforcement leaders from across the Rio Grande Valley met with CLEAT President Todd Harrison and Executive Director Charley Wilkison.

The group discussed a variety of topics such as leadership, the upcoming 40th Anniversary Convention in South Padre Island, training, and supporting members.

The associations in attendance were the Deputy Sheriffs Association of Bexar County, the Laredo Police Officers Association, the Hidalgo County Sheriffs Law Enforcement Association, the Brownsville Police Officers Association, McAllen Professional Law Enforcement Association, San Juan Professional Law Enforcement Association, and the Roma Police Officers Association.

Posted by June 1, 2016

CLEAT meets with Nacogdoches Police Officers Association

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CLEAT Field Services Representative Tom Barbee and Attorney Craig Driskell recently attended a meeting of the Nacogdoches Police Officers Association.

While there, they provided will packets and information about the different benefits that CLEAT offers. They also answered questions about legal services.

In the photo from left to right: Nick Stewart, Heath Williams, John Berry, Tom Barbee, Adam Sparks, Craig Driskell, Dan Taravella, Mack McKee

Posted by May 31, 2016

CLEAT endorsed candidates win election in primary runoff election

Congratulations to the CLEAT endorsed candidates who won the May 24th primary runoff election.

TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS
Judge Mary Lou Keel for Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 2

TEXAS SENATE
Representative Bryan Hughes for Senate District 1

TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Cole Hefner of House District 5
Barbara Gervin Hawkins of House District 120

BEXAR COUNTY
Javier Salazar

TARRANT COUNTY
Bill Waybourn, Sheriff

TRAVIS COUNTY
Danny Thomas, Constable, Precinct 1

UPSHUR COUNTY
Larry Webb, Sheriff

Posted by May 25, 2016

Hundreds turn out for 2nd Annual Back the Blue in Fort Worth

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Hundreds of citizens recently converged on Main Street in downtown Fort Worth to show their support for law enforcement in a march called Main Street Backs the Blue. All proceeds from the event went to Cops for Kids.

The event was created when two strangers separately sent private messages via Facebook to the Fort Worth POA. Mr. Jason Baldwin & Mrs. Nannette Samuelson each had an idea to hold a rally to show support for law enforcement officers. Fort Worth POA linked Jason & Nannette and they sprung into action. Read More »

Posted by May 24, 2016

Charity Golf Tournament for Rodeo Austin Youth Scholarships

***** Early Bird Registration ends SOON******

Charity Golf Tournament for Rodeo Austin Youth Scholarships

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SAVE THE DATE
Monday, June 13
9:00 a.m. Shotgun Start

Golfers, save the date for a charity golf tournament on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 9 am at the Shadow Glen Golf Club, 12801 Lexington Street, Manor, Texas – rain or shine! Registration includes lunch, drinks, green fees, and cart/range balls. The tournament will feature team and individual prizes – top 3 teams, closest to the pin, & longest drive. Proceeds from the tournament help to advance Rodeo Austin’s mission of Promoting Youth Education – Preserving Western Heritage.  Rodeo Austin has awarded more than $20 million to Texas Youth in the last 10 years.  We hope you can join us! Read More »

Posted by May 20, 2016