Ron DeLord was elected in 1977 to the first of ten three-year terms as president
of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT), representing 18,000 members. He later served as executive director
and is currently serving as the special counsel to the executive director at CLEAT. Prior to joining CLEAT, DeLord served
as a police officer for the Beaumont (Texas) Police Department from 1969 to 1971 and the Mesquite (Texas) Police Department
from 1971 to 1978.
DeLord attended the ten-week Harvard University Trade Union Program, in Boston
in 1992. He received a B.S. degree in Government from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in 1971; an M.A. degree in Police
Science and Administration from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas in 1982; and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree
from the South Texas College of Law in Houston in 1986. He has been a licensed Texas attorney since 1987.
DeLord is a guest faculty member at the Harvard Trade Union Program and the Police
Union Leadership Seminar sponsored by the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School. He has also served as a lecturer
for the Police Labor-Management Executive Leadership Programs sponsored by the School of Labor and Industrial Relations and
School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He has conducted seminars and lectures throughout United States,
Canada and Australia."
Ron DeLord is the co-author of Texas Lawmen, 1835-1899: The
Good and the Bad; Police Association Power, Politics, and Confrontation: A
Guide for the Successful Police Labor Leader; and, Police Union Power, Politics, and Confrontation in the 21st Century: New
Challenges, New Issues.
According to the book description of Texas Lawmen, 1835-1899: The
Good and the Bad, “The tally of Texas lawmen killed in the line of duty during the state's first sixty-five
years of organized law enforcement is truly staggering. From Texas Rangers the likes of Silas Mercer Parker Jr., gunned down
at Parker's Fort in 1836, to Denton County sheriff's deputy Floyd Coberly, murdered by an inmate in 1897 after ten days on
the job, this collection accounts for all of those unsung heroes. Not merely an attempt to retell a dozen popular peace officer
legends, Texas Lawmen, 1835-1899 represents thousands of hours of research conducted over more than a decade. Ronald DeLord
and Cliff Caldwell have carefully assembled a unique and engaging chronicle of Texas history.”
One reader of Police Union Power, Politics, and Confrontation in the
21st Century: New Challenges, New Issues said, “I have met and listened to Ron DeLord many times. Despite
being on opposite sides of the Globe the philosophies remain the same when dealing with the politics of achieving entitlements
for Law Enforcement officers. Ron's latest book makes compelling reading and explains the practicalities on how to achieve
positive outcomes. Despite reading his latest edition I won’t be passing it on for anyone else. It remains in my office's
bookcase for future reference..”
Mesquite Police Department
Mesquite Police Department is a full service law enforcement organization with an authorized strength of 220 sworn officers
and 79 non-sworn employees. The Mesquite Police Department is organized into Administration, Operations, Criminal Investigations,
Technical Services and Staff Support.
contains the following units: Executive Staff, Internal Affairs, Computer Systems Administration, and Planning and Research.
Operations contain the following units: Patrol and Traffic. The Criminal Investigations of the Mesquite Police Department
contain the following units: Crimes Against Persons, Property Crimes, Juvenile/Forgery, Narcotics/Gangs, and Intelligence.
The Technical Services of the Mesquite Police Department contains the following units: Police/Fire/EMS Dispatch, Detentions,
Police Property & Evidence, Police Records, and Alarms. The Staff Support of the Mesquite Police Department contains the
following units: Police Personnel, Training, Crime Prevention, School Resource Officer, and Law Enforcement Teaching Students