Police officers risk their lives every day for their communities, standing in the gap between lawlessness and peace, predator and victim, and good and evil. The constant struggles and strains of the job can impact even the most diligent and dedicated officers. But when police officers and their families feel discouraged and weary, who is there to stand in the gap for them? The Bible says God will. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9.)

The 2012 Strength and Courage LEO Conference is dedicated to strengthening and encouraging law enforcement personnel and their families through fellowship with other officers, praise and worship, and sound instruction from God’s Word. This year’s conference is on Friday evening February 3rd, and morning and afternoon sessions on Saturday the 4th. The conference is open to all persons in any law enforcement capacity and family members.

Starting on Friday night, there will be games, patch trading, and time to mingle. Then Major Andy Walters with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office will share his testimony of God’s grace through the grueling trials that he and his family have endured in the last year with the illness of his son Noah.

On Saturday, Geoffrey Leggett—24 year veteran of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and Coordinator for Law Enforcement Training at Glendale Community College, in Glendale, Arizona—will present his classes on Emotional Survival Techniques for Law Enforcement Families, which helps families learn to identify and overcome the incredible stresses and challenges that are unique to police work. Geoffrey’s sessions will build upon each other to equip each person with solid strategies to survive and thrive in a law enforcement career, build and keep healthy family relationships, and draw ever closer to the Lord.

Former Homicide Detective and author Mark Mynheir will MC the event.

There will be child care available for the conference. Also included in the registration are donuts and coffee on Saturday morning and a Barbecue lunch Saturday afternoon.

For more information and to register, please visit:


For a copy of the brochure for the conference, please e-mail: faith_like_a_centurion@yahoo.com

Cost: $15 single or $20 per couple
When: Friday & Saturday, February 3rd & 4th
Time: Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 8am-2pm
Where: CCM Melbourne Campus Sanctuary, Melbourne, FL