College of Criminal Justice News

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Real Talk with CJ: Clete Buckaloo

Thursday April 8, 2010
3:00 pm - 4:00pm
CJ Cafe (CJava)

Clete R. Buckaloo has served with the Texas Rangers for over 15 years. Beginning in 1993 with Company “D” at the rank of Sergeant, he was responsible for conducting criminal investigations, special investigations of elected officials, apprehending wanted felons, providing executive protection to the Governor and other dignitaries as assigned, and assisting local law enforcement in the suppression of crime and violence.

In 1996 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (Texas Rangers Company "F", Waco, Texas), where he was responsible for first-line supervision of Texas Ranger Sergeants conducting criminal investigations and the administrative duties for the daily operations of the Texas Ranger Company. Later, he served as Captain in Company "A" (Houston) and Company "D" (San Antonio), where he directed operations for criminal investigations throughout several dozen Texas counties and was charged with the supervision of Sergeant Texas Rangers and support staff in the apprehension of wanted felons and the suppression of crime and violence.

In 2007, Mr. Buckaloo became Director of the 216th Judicial District Community Supervision & Corrections Department where for almost three years he was responsible for managing personnel and fiscal operations through the implementation of policies and procedures. He returned to the Texas Rangers in January 2010 and is currently a Captain overseeing investigations involving public corruption.

Mr. Buckaloo received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Sul Ross State University in 1994 and is a graduate of both the Federal Law Enforcement Training Academy in Glynco, Georgia, and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. His past accomplishments include Midland County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Sul Ross State University Distinguished Alumni Awards (2002), and President of the Texas Rangers Association. In April 2007 he was featured on the cover of Texas Monthly and in an article titled "Law of the Land."


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