Law Enforcement Administration

Police and Family Conference

Backing Up a Cop: Building Better Law Enforcement Relationships


Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Past Event

POST Credit available

Prince Conference Center at Calvin College
1800 East Beltline SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Registrar: +1.972.244.3405
ILEA: +1.972.244.3430 
Fax: +1.972.244.3431


The Grand Rapids Police Department is proud to host the well-received and unique Police and Family Conference. This course is brought to the Grand Rapids area by the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration. ILEA is located in the Dallas, Texas metroplex and is one of the premier learning centers for law enforcement executives, managers and supervisors.

With the goal of strengthening all personal relationships in the law enforcement community, this gathering promises two days of enlightenment, education, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth. This conference is not intended to turn bad relationships into good ones. Instead, it is designed to provide insights, experiences and strategies that will assist law enforcement practitioners and their significant others — whether dating, married or partnered — in making good relationships even stronger. Conference participants will experience a couples-building event. Bring your athletic wear and join the fun!

Download the Brochure (pdf)

For more details, download the online brochure.


NO CHARGE* (Lunch will be provided each day)
*Limited to 50 persons

Added Benefit

During this event, legal assistance will be available — at no cost — to help Michigan residents in attendance in completing a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, a Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters, and a Living Will.


  • Introduction to the “Five Love Languages”
  • The Love Language of “Apology”
  • Couples Team Building
  • Financial Planning
  • Surviving a Law Enforcement Career
  • Facilitated Group Dialogues

Who Should Attend?

Law enforcement personnel, their spouses, domestic partners and significant others.

POST Credit

Post credit will be available to course participants.


Saturday, November 10

  • 8:15 am Registration 
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Sunday, November 11

  • 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Hotel Information

Prince Conference Center Hotel at Calvin College
1800 East Beltline SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
+1.616.526.7200 or +1.866.526.7200 | Phone

The Prince Conference Center Hotel offers a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast with a selection of hot and cold items. Complimentary shuttle service (a pre-arranged service which requires your flight information 7 days prior to arrival) is available to and from the airport between 6am and 11pm. Internet access is available in the hotel.

Registrants should contact the hotel directly by October 10 and ask for the Police and Family Conference block to obtain the reduced rate of $77 + 14% tax. Rooms are offered after October 10 on an available-only basis.

Course Cancellation Policy

Occasionally, the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA) may be forced to cancel a scheduled program. Whenever possible, the decision to cancel is made at least fourteen days prior to the start of the program, and registered participants are notified once that decision has been made. If the distance to the training site requires that you make airline and/or hotel reservations, please contact ILEA (+1.972.244.3430) to inquire about the status of any program before making travel arrangements. While paid registrations in cancelled courses will be refunded in full, ILEA will not be responsible for monetary loss due to cancellations or changes in airline or hotel reservations.

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