BREAKING: DALLAS FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE #588 EXECUTIVE BOARD VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO JOIN THE COMBINED LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATIONS OF TEXAS

 

DALLAS FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LODGE #588 EXECUTIVE BOARD VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO JOIN THE COMBINED LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATIONS OF TEXAS

Dallas, TX, May 14, 2018 – In an Executive Board meeting on May 10, Dallas Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #588 voted unanimously to seek affiliation with the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, or CLEAT.

“This has been some time in the making, and has involved law enforcement union diplomacy at every level of both organizations,” Michael Walton, President of Dallas FOP, said.

“This is a time of great change for Texas Law Enforcement officers and their families. It is clear that we need the same professional services provided by CLEAT to law enforcement officers all over the state. From Amarillo, El Paso, Fort Worth, Austin, and the Rio Grande Valley, Texas law enforcement officers have been relying on CLEAT’s expertise and union activities since 1976.”

The Dallas FOP first organized itself as the Dallas Police Patrolman’s Union before affiliating with the Fraternal Order of Police in 1988. The lodge is a participant in the Dallas meet and confer negotiating process that helps determine the pay and benefits of all Dallas officers.

CLEAT is a statewide law enforcement union with 11 offices across the state representing more than 22,000 law enforcement officers through their local associations. CLEAT is an independent association that is operated by elected law enforcement personnel across the state and is funded solely by member’s dues, accepting no state or federal subsidies, grants, or taxpayer funds.

CLEAT is professionally staffed by full time attorneys, legal secretaries, lobbyists, and support staff across Texas. CLEAT lawyers have responded in person to 36 Officer Involved Shootings so far this year as well as numerous other critical incidents involving officers in Texas.

“On behalf of CLEAT, I’d like to welcome the new group. We look forward to working with Dallas just as we do in other major urban areas like San Antonio and Houston,” CLEAT President Sgt. Todd Harrison said from Washington D.C. where he is meeting with elected officials.

Local CLEAT affiliates with negotiations rights:

Abilene Police Officers’ Association

Alvin Police Officers Association

Austin Police Association

Austin-Travis County EMS Employee Assn

Beaumont Police Officers Association

Brownsville Police Officers Association

Corpus Christi Police Officers’ Association

Del Rio Police Officers Association

Denton Police Officers Association

Deputy Sheriff’s Association of Bexar County

El Paso County Sheriff Officers Association

El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association

Floresville Police Officers Association

Fort Worth Police Officers Association

Hays County Law Enforcement Association

Horizon City Police Officers Association

Jefferson County Sheriffs Association

Kingsville Law Enforcement Association

Kleberg County Sheriff Officers Association

Kyle Police Association

La Marque Police Association

La Porte Police Officers Association

Lufkin Police Association

Mesquite Police Association

Nederland Police Officers Association

Nueces County Law Enforcement Assn

Port Arthur Police Association

Police Benevolent Assn of Georgetown

San Angelo Coalition of Police

San Antonio Airport Police Officers Assn

San Antonio Park Police Association

San Antonio Police Officers Association, Inc

San Marcos Police Officers Association

San Juan Police Officers Association

Silsbee Police Association

Vidor Police Association

Waco Police Association

Webb County Deputy Sheriff’s Association

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