CLEAT Blog

BREAKING: Officer Class C Discretion, Employment Files Saved

CLEAT VICTORY! Officer Class C Discretion, Employment Files Saved! AUSTIN, Texas — The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas is proud to announce the final defeat of two last-minute House of Representative’s amendments that attempted to disclose your employment file and end officer discretion on “fine only” or “Class C” arrests. “The majority of the…
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BREAKING: CLEAT Opposed to House Action on SB 815

For Immediate Release Contact: CLEAT Headquarters 512.609.7770 CHANGES WILL DRAMATICALLY AFFECT PUBLIC’S SAFETY AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas House on Tuesday added language to SB 815 that will severely limit the ability of officers to do their duty and protect the public. “These new rules will have a chilling effect on law enforcement’s ability to…
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CLEAT Endorses Senator John Cornyn

April 25, 2019  Contact: Alex Price CLEAT Public Affairs 512.495.9111 For Immediate Release to all Texas News Organizations AUSTIN -The Executive Board of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, or CLEAT, has voted unanimously to endorse the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas. “We need John Cornyn’s strong leadership in Washington…
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CLEAT President Calls for the removal of Dallas Co. District Attorney

For Immediate Release April, 17, 2019  Contact: George Aranda, President, Dallas NLLEO-CLEAT; Todd Harrison, President, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, CLEAT DALLAS -The Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, CLEAT is calling for the removal of Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot from his newly elected position after he announced he will not prosecute…
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CLEAT Stands Up for University/School District Officers

CLEAT Stands Up for University/School District Officers --- Makes another push for legislation to address pension disparity / inequity By: Chris Jones, Membership Services Coordinator March 8th, was the 60th day of the current Legislative Session in Austin and the last day to file bills without special permission.  CLEAT’s legislative program for 2019 has taken…
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CLEAT and AFLAC: New Member Benefit

CLEAT announced our new AFLAC member benefit in the last Texas Police Star. A lot of hard work has been done to bring you the best policies your money can buy. We are offering Critical Illness, Accident and Disability policies. The current enrollment period will end on March 15, 2019. Contact: AFLAC Representative Charles Smith…
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CLEAT Questions Legality of “No Chase Policies,” seeks AG Ruling

By Chris Jones CLEAT Public Affairs More and more, Texas law enforcement agencies are implementing “no chase” or “limited chase” policies.  We have heard from numerous members who have expressed their fear and frustration regarding these policies.  Many officers believe that these policies fly in the face of their mission to thwart crime and arrest…
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