Benefits to Joining CLEAT / C.O.A.T.

CLEAT is the largest officers’ union in Texas, the largest legal services provider in the state specializing in representing officers, and the largest confederation of officers’ associations in Texas. Through our affiliation with CLEAT we are the state’s most powerful advocate for the rights of TDCJ criminal justice professionals. We provide a broad range of benefits, including:

• Effective legal representation.

Not only do we fight hard for our members, but we pay 100% of the costs associated with representing a member during internal investigations and disciplinary appeals. We also pay 100% of the costs associated with defending a member against criminal charges that resulted from the member’s performance of official duties. In addition, we pursue affirmative litigation to enforce the provisions of local and/or state law when the public employer fails to comply with those laws.

• Political Action.

We provide expert political assistance to members in preparing for and winning pay raises and protecting benefits. Our staff of full-time lobbyists give thousands of law enforcement officers the strongest possible voice in Austin.

• Field Services.

Regional representation by our full-time labor relations staff assists members on a wide variety of labor-related issues ranging from EEOC complaints, grievances, and other labor complaints.


Beyond these major areas, CLEAT provides a range of additional benefits, including:

• $15,000 line of duty death benefit


• Support for public recognition of the contributions made by all law enforcement officers through the Texas Peace Officers Memorial Foundation (POMF)


• Preferred Providers Business relationships


• College scholarships provided through POMF.


• Family assistance for families of officers killed in the line of duty.


• Membership means access to benefits and protection to you and your family. At only $38 per month, this is the most powerful protection you can find in Texas. JOIN NOW.