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2014 CLEAT Convention

2014 CLEAT Convention November 5th-8th, 2014 San Antonio, Texas The 2014 CLEAT Convention will be held in San Antonio at the Holiday Inn – River Walk at: 217 North St.
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CLEAT endorses Sen. Ken Paxton for Texas Attorney General

Posted by CLEAT August 26, 2014 CLEAT President Todd Harrison, Sen. Ken Paxton, CLEAT Executive Director Charley Wilkison and Rep. Phil King. CLEAT  is endorsing state Sen. Ken Paxton in the 2014 race for Texas Attorney General.
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CLEAT TRAINING

CALLING ALL FEMALE TCSOA MEMBERS!!!!! TCSOA WILL BE SENDING 15 FEMALE MEMBERS TO THE CLEAT TRAINING "THE WINNING MIND FOR WOMEN."  FREE OF CHARGE.  THE CLASS WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 25,2014 AT THE APA HALL { AUSTIN POLICE ASSOCIATION HALL.} YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE 8 HOURS OF TCOLE CREDIT FOR THIS TRAINING CLASS.
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TRMS Votes to Update Mortality Tables

TMRS Votes to Update Mortality Tables Posted by CLEAT October 10, 2013 By Chris Jones On average, since 1980, life expectancy has increased, approximately 2 years for females (to age 85) and 3 years for males (to age 83).  What you may not know is that longevity directly impacts the calculation of pension benefits.
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CLEAT does battle; saves officer pension

From the President’s Desk Posted by CLEAT August 5, 2013 Todd Harrison I want every member to understand what’s been going on at the State Capitol here in Austin. That’s because we saved your retirement from the hands of those who intended to destroy it.
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CLEAT continues to look out for Members Retirement

CLEAT continues to diligently watch and protect the retirement benefits of our members. On November 29th, CLEAT was the only labor representative in attendance for the quarterly meeting of the Texas County and District Retirement System. The TCDRS board made important decisions with regards to plan benefits for 2013 during this meeting.
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CLEAT PAC and Local Affiliated PACs go into Overdrive, Set New Contribution Records in Effort to Help Elect Friends of Texas Law Enforcement

CLEAT Public Affairs reached into more political campaigns than ever before during this cycle.   CLEAT PAC and its local affiliated politi-cal action committees also set out to build bigger war chests than ever. CLEAT PAC broke all of its previous records by raising and spending more than $110,000 during the campaign cycle.
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CLEAT Wins $1.2 Million Back Pay in El Paso

The City of El Paso miscalculated its po-lice officers’ pay scales. It’s a good thing CLEAT was there to prosecute the EPM-POA’s grievance. After marathon negotia-tions, the city agreed to settle the dispute on very favorable terms and pay its police officers over $1.2 million in back pay andbenefits. “This was a huge effort,” said EPMPOA President Ron Martin.
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Officer retirement to be top issue in the 83rd Texas legislative session in January

Posted by CLEAT December 19, 2012 Governor Rick Perry and the CLEAT Executive Board CLEAT began preparing for the worst legislative storm of the decade years ago. In fact, in 2011 CLEAT opposed the largest number of bad bills that would have impacted Texas law enforcement in a negative way that had ever been filed in the history of the state.
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FBI tries to stem rising death rate of police officers

FBI tries to stem rising death rate of police officers Austin Police work the scene of a shooting at a Walmart April 6, 2012 where a police officer was shot in the neck and died at the scene. The department identified him as Senior Police Officer Jaime Padron. Padron was responding to a call about a drunk man inside the store around 2:30 a.m., officials said.
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What's it like being a corrections officer?
By Brian Dawe, American Cop Magazine Photos by Dave Douglas Like most kids growing up, I often spent days with my friends playing cowboys and Indians, soldier, fireman, and cops and robbers. Never once can I recall locking my friends in the basement and playing Correctional Officer.
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Civil Rights Commission alleges Howard Co. Sheriff's Dept. unlawfully fired jail officer
By Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Civil Rights Commission says the Howard County Sheriff’s Department likely violated the state’s civil rights laws after denying a former jail officer recovering from an illness a light-duty assignment and later terminating him.
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What is a corrections officer worth to the taxpayers? Part I
In the last couple decades, I’ve heard people call corrections officers everything from “badge-carrying babysitters for adults” to law enforcement superheroes. Clearly, there is a wide variety of opinion on the value corrections officers provide to society.
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2014 Board of Director Elections Nearing

TCSOA is seeking new candidates with initiative and enthusiasm to participate in the Board of Directors election process.  Being a Board member is both challenging and rewarding.  You can make a difference by serving staff and the community. If you are interested in running for office, you must file with the TCSOA Secretary no later than October 21st.
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Inmate shoots Iowa deputy at hospital, kills self
WEST UNION, Iowa — An Iowa jail inmate shot a sheriff's deputy and then killed himself on Saturday after grabbing the deputy's gun and trying to escape from a hospital, authorities said. Palmer Lutheran Health Center.
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CO gets $150K settlement in alleged work-related miscarriage
By C1 Staff HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — A corrections officer who alleges that work conditions caused her to miscarry one of her twins has settled for $150,000 from Hudson County.
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Video: Inmate scales prison fence, escapes
By C1 Staff PAYETTE, Idaho — A Payette County Jail inmate is on the loose after scaling the yard fence over razor wire and escaping. http://www.correctionsone.
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Calif. corrections officer may have known his killer
The Californian BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A correctional officer found dead in the entryway of his southwest Bakersfield home appeared to have been shot multiple times and may have known his killer, according to court filings.
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Nominations for Employee of the Year
Supervisors, reward a deserving employee / Officers, reward a deserving co-worker.  Any person may nominate a member.  TCSOA is now accepting nominations for "Employee of the Year" in the following categories: Civilian FTO Officer Supervisor Deputy Nominees must be a member of TCSOA.
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Texas inmate receives 4 years for assaulting COs
By Jennifer Rios San Angelo Standard-Times SAN ANGELO, Texas — Billy Vercher, a man convicted of aggravated robbery last year, was sentenced to four years in prison for assaulting two Tom Green County jailers. His sentence will run concurrently with the 30-year sentence he received in September.
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Soledad prison inmate slips handcuffs, stabs prison guard in the head
By GALE HOLLAND A state prison guard in Soledad was stabbed in the back of the head Friday by an inmate who allegedly slipped out of his handcuffs and went at him with a handmade shank, a spokesman said. The attack happened just before 1 p.m.
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TCSOA Partners with AFLAC

TCSOA has partnered with AFLAC to bring you supplemental insurance at a substantially reduced rate.  Because it is through TCSOA, no physical or medical information is required through this initial signup. If you are sick or injured, AFLAC pays you directly regardless of any other coverage you may have.   It is simple, you sign up and you are in.
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US jails struggle with role as makeshift asylums
By Adam Geller Associated Press CHICAGO — Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something's not right. "They say I got bipolar, that's all," he says.
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