Law Enforcement Administration

Police and Family Workshop

A Program for Improving Police Family Relationships


Plano, Texas, USA

Registration Open

ILEA Headquarters
at The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

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Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
ILEA: +1.972.244.3430 
Fax: +1.972.244.3431


A strong and healthy home environment is the foundation of a high performing law enforcement officer. Just as the physical body needs good food and regular exercise to operate at peak performance, a relationship also needs to be fed and strengthened.

The Police and Family Workshop is an arena where family members can engage with each other in a new way, discovering deeper levels of understanding and revisiting values that keep the family together.

Participants will take away tools to improve connection and increase intimacy. Both LEOs and their loved ones will find their voices through the interactive exercises in a safe environment.

This two- and half-day conference begins with an orientation and dinner Friday evening. Saturday will kick off with the 5 Love Languages and how to help each other feel loved and fulfilled in your relationship; followed by a session on Conflict and Conflict Resolution. Participants will enjoy a night of fun with a voluntary group dinner.  Sunday starts with Building Financially Strong Families with Nick Daugherty, Financial Cop LLC.   The afternoon will focus on learning skills and tools to process Emotional Survival, with breakout sessions and chaplains available.

Join us for this worthwhile investment of your time.

Who Should Attend?

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


  • $99 per Couple
  • $49 per Individual


Matt Clem joined ILEA as Deputy Director on December 31, 2021. Captain Clem retired from the North Richland Hills Police Department in October 2019 after serving 24 years. He began with the NRHPD in 1995 as a police officer where he later served as a Field Training Officer and Police Instructor.  

Matt began work as a Detective in 2000 until his promotion to Sergeant in 2002, serving in the Patrol Section and Community Services Section. Matt later promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant in 2009 and Captain in 2014. During his career, Matt also served as Defensive Tactics Instructor, Hostage Negotiator (Team Leader), and the Department's first and only instructor certified by the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths (IPICD) to teach on the topic of Excited Delirium and Agitated Chaotic Events. Matt founded the Department’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team in 2004, serving as Team Leader for over 12 years, and helped create the Department's Volunteer Patrol program, Police Chaplaincy team, and Intimate Partner Violence response protocols.

Mr. Clem holds a Master Peace Officers License and is a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement licensed instructor. Mr. Clem is a graduate of the Advanced Management College at the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration, the Senior Management Institute for Police (PERF), and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice, both from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Nick Daugherty is President/Owner of Financial Cop, LLC. He began his career with the Grand Prairie Police Department (GPPD) in 2003 serving as a patrol officer, school resource officer, and underage alcohol and drug task force officer.

In 2012 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He semi-retired in August of 2017 and continues to serve as a reserve officer for GPPD.

At a young age Nick did a lot of irresponsible things with money partaking in “stupid tax” purchases (the art of buying toys that you can’t afford using plastic). Before he knew it, he had accumulated over $80,000 in consumer debt, most of which was wrapped up in car stereo equipment, cars, and just plain ole stuff.

He quickly realized that he needed to educate himself on personal finances and work to get out of the hole he dug himself into and built a plan to get himself out of debt. He worked over a thousand hours of overtime, sold a bunch of stuff, and was able to scream out to the world “I’m debt free” on March 7, 2007! Nick is a certified master trained financial coach and has coached hundreds of first responders through financial crisis, working with several local, and national non-profits supporting first responders that are in financial crisis.

In 2012 he created a revolutionary financial wellness class for GPPD, “Building Financial Strength in First Responder Families” that has now been taught to over 30,000 first responders, from over 3,000 agencies nationally.
Jeff Garner began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the North Richland Hills Police Department, where he continues to serve today, presently as the Assistant Chief of the Management Services Bureau.

Operationally, Chief Garner has held the positions of motorcycle officer, accident investigator, patrol officer, shift sergeant, shift commander and division commander. Additionally, he spent 9 years on SWAT, serving in the capacity of officer, team leader and commander. Administratively, Chief Garner’s experience includes Training, Professional Standards, and Internal Affairs. 

Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Abilene Christian University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with the University of North Texas. Jeff has a primary interest in community and service-based policing, including the development of intervention-based strategies.

Beyond work, Jeff enjoys riding and racing bicycles and sharing time with his wife, watching their son play baseball.

Babith Garner is an elementary school counselor with the Keller ISD. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from University of Texas at Arlington and her Master of Education degree in Counseling from Tarleton State University.

Babith was a founding member of the Peace Officers’ Angels Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing emotional and short term financial assistance to our Texas Law Enforcement officers who have suffered a serious or life changing line of duty injury. Babith served that organization in several capacities until stepping away this past year to spend more time with family.

Alina Szabo joined the Institute in September 2021 as a Program Coordinator and left in August 2022 to rejoin the Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Denton as Dean of Students where she formally taught English.

Prior to teaching in Denton, she was an elementary school teacher at the Shrine of St. Anne’s Catholic School in Arvada, CO.

Alina received her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree and a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado.


  • Friday, March 31 | 7:00-9:00pm
  • Saturday, April 1 | 9:00am – 4:00pm | 7:00 – 9:00pm
  • Sunday, April 2 | 9:00am – 4:00pm

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.

Eligibility Policy

The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration provides  professional education and technical support to the law enforcement community. 

A registrant in an ILEA program must be a sworn officer; a civilian employee of a law enforcement department; or an employee of a municipal, county or state agency.

Anyone interested in attending an ILEA program who does not meet the above standard requirements will need to request advance approval. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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