Category Archives: CLEAT Videos

Victory in the Legislature: CLEAT never backed down

During the 2015 session of the Texas Legislature, law enforcement was in the crosshairs of both parties seeking to push their political agendas at the expense of everyday peace officers. But the CLEAT Public Affairs team never backed down in to fight to protect your rights, whether the issue was a body-camera bill that would…
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Video: An injured sheriff's deputy is grateful CLEAT never gave up

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — After James VanDevender suffered a debilitating on-the-job injury, he was faced with the prospect of losing his job — and his salary. VanDevender, a third-generation Texas lawman, was a deputy in the Jefferson County Sheriff's Officer at the time. Desperate, he turned to CLEAT for help.That was in 2000, and his case was…
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CLEAT stands with San Antonio police, denounces city's frivolous lawsuit

Charley Wilkison talks with reporters in San Antonio. SAN ANTONIO — The leadership of the state’s law enforcement association voted on Friday to stand solidly with the members of the San Antonio Police Officers Association in their fight to seal a fair contract with the city. The unanimous vote by the governing board of the Combined Law…
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A conversation with Todd Harrison

Todd Harrison has been a CLEAT member just about as long as he's been a law enforcement officer, and as president of the organization, he's got his eyes on the future. As an Austin Police sergeant with more than two decades experience under his belt, Harrison says it's important that young officers just coming up…
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A conversation with CLEAT General Counsel Mike Rickman

Long before Mick Rickman became the top lawyer for CLEAT, he was a member of CLEAT for seven years as a police officer in Mesquite. "It was a important for me then, it's important for officers now, and it will be important for officers in the future," Rickman says. Rickman, who used his law enforcement…
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CLEAT video demonstrates life-and-death realities for police

CLEAT turns its focus this Labor Day to the sacrifice of police officers and their families who often work in stressful conditions facing violence and death every day. CLEAT has written and produced a short film about Officer Jolanda Sanchez, her fallen brother Rocky Riojas, and a critical incident in San Antonio. Officer Sanchez and…
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A conversation with Field Services Director Dwight Tiller

As a former police officer, Dwight Tiller brings a greater depth of understanding of the rank-and-file's needs and concerns to his role as CLEAT's Director of Field Services. "I have a better understanding of what the members want, why they want certain things," Tiller says. Tiller, who served for 17 years, leads a the team…
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A conversation with CLEAT's Susan Collins

As the finance director for CLEAT, Susan Collins makes sure that the organization's financial health remains vibrant and that rank-and-file members have the resources they need when they need them. Susan describes herself as one of the caretakers of CLEAT -- not only for today, but for well into the future. Click on the video…
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