We invite you to join us for the 28th Annual Law Enforcement Conference, 2022!
Sheriff Mark Lamb
Mark Lamb is best known as the American Sheriff, but it wasn’t always the case. After being a business owner for over a decade, he joined the world of Law Enforcement in his thirties and has thrived as a leader in his field from day one.
Valedictorian of his training class, Rookie of the Year, Officer of the Year, Detective of the Year, and now Sheriff of Pinal County, he has always risen to every challenge in his path.
His empowering leadership style, western attire, and huge smile have set him apart from his peers and his no nonsense approach to Law Enforcement has made him a beacon of hope to many in his county and all over the world.
Lamb is a frequent guest on Fox News and other national outlets. Lamb was featured in 20+ episodes of the #1 Rated Cable TV Show “Live PD” on A&E (2017-2018), featured in Season 5 of “60 Days In” and had a major role in the production which is currently airing on Netflix. Lamb also co-hosted 20 episodes of “Live PD Wanted” on A&E with Tom Morris Jr. And Michele Sigona (2019-2020) and was set to come back for 10 more episodes in July 2020, but is postponed due to COVID.
Author of the book, American Sheriff: Traditional Values in a Modern World, Sheriff Lamb holds an attitude of “Fear Not, Do Right”… His common sense approach and his patriotism are as infectious as his positive attitude.
Jenny Lanzen supports spouses through equipping, training and providing resources as the How 2 Love Our Cops Indiana State Liaison. She has been a guest speaker and conference facilitator for numerous large law enforcement events including Breaching the Barricade LE Conference, Forward Free Conference-Omaha, and the International Conference of Police Chaplains Regional Training Conference in 2021. Jenny also serves as chaplain with the Goshen City Police and Fire Departments Crisis Response Team and is actively involved in providing education, counseling and resources to many area agencies in Northern Indiana. Jenny’s husband is currently a captain for the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana and together they have four beautiful teenage daughters who have grown up in the thin blue family for over 17 years.
Brent and Vicki Newman
Brent and Victoria Newman have been married for 34 years, the first 31 of those in law enforcement. Brent, a retired Chief with the California Highway Patrol, now serves cops across the nation through training, peer support, and mentoring. Brent serves with Warrior's Rest Foundation and Concerns of Police Survivors. Victoria has authored books on law enforcement marriage and speaks to law enforcement audiences. She is the Founder and President of How2LoveOurCops, a national organization that educates and equips law enforcement families to thrive relationally, emotionally, and spiritually. Brent and Victoria have four adult children and one grandson and live near Sacramento, California.
Deputy Chief Thomas Lemmer (Ret'd)
Thomas Lemmer is an independent researcher, analyst, author, and instructor. He has nearly four decades of experience in public safety positions, including extensive experience as a law enforcement trainer, supervisor and executive. Most recently he was a deputy chief for the Chicago Police Department. He has served in ethnically diverse and predominately minority communities, as well as within college, military, public transportation, and public housing settings. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Criminal Justice, and for seven years was an undergraduate instructor at Loyola University Chicago. He has expertise in addressing the complexities of community policing, juvenile crime, gangs, violence, patrol operations, police
policy development, supervisory engagement, and management accountability. He is the creator of the “Eight Levels of Supervisory Engagement,” and he is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, Police
Executive Research Forum, Police Futurists International, and the Fraternal Order of Police, among other organizations.
Rick Snyder, National Chaplain, Fraternal Order of Police
Rick Snyder serves as Chaplain for the National Fraternal Order of Police. He was appointed by President Patrick Yoes and has served since August 2021, providing spiritual support for over 364,000 members across America.
Rick is a certified Law Enforcement Chaplain through the Billy Graham Law Enforcement Chaplain Training Program (LECTP) with a focus of Sharing Hope in Crisis (SHIC) and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
He has provided services for the FOP National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC, assisted with Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), and has presented at the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove for the Rapid Response Team National Law Enforcement Retreat and attended multiple retreats.
Rick also serves as the President of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #86. In his elected capacity he represents over 3,000 active/retired officers and their families from 10 different law enforcement agencies in Central Indiana.
Rick has 25 years of law enforcement experience and has served and supervised in Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations, Administration and Training.
Rick has been featured on Fox News, Newsmax, and many other National, Regional and Local media affiliates regarding Law Enforcement Labor, Legal and Legislative issues.
Rick received his MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University where he received top honors as the Outstanding Professional Award recipient. His graduate work also includes a Certificate in Public Management from Indiana University.
He has received a Citation of Exemplary Service from the American Legion in recognition of outstanding performance as a law enforcement officer and for his dedicated service to God and country.
Rick was awarded the Medal of Merit for his Meritorious Service for the creation and implementation of a Law Enforcement Leadership Academy. He was also selected as Administrative Officer of the Year for his internationally-recognized innovative work regarding Career and Leadership Development in Policing.
Rick was further recognized for Distinguished Service to the Community of Indianapolis for life saving actions taken during the shooting of a Police Officer.
Rick is a recipient of the R. Pat Stark Award from the Indiana FOP for “exemplifying all qualifications in profound love of God, Country, Family, Devotion to Duty, Dedication and Undying Love for the Fraternal Order of Police.”
Rick is a recipient of the Chris Anton Commemorative Award for “emulating dedication to the Fraternal Order of Police, the Law Enforcement Profession and Respect Due his Fellow Officers.” The Award notes that Rick “has inspired others whose voices will be heard while pursuing our common goals without fear of any obstacle or thought of personal gain.”
Rick also received a Community Service Award from the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition in recognition of his “consistent community partnership and support of area youth in building healthy communities.”
He was also named a Children’s Hero Award recipient for “the protection, education, and advocacy on behalf of the children of Indiana.”
Wayne and Angela Blanchard, Walworth County Sheriff's Office, Elkhorn, WI
Wayne has been a third shift patrolman nearly 24 years, 21 as a deputy sheriff. Wayne has been a Unified Tactics instructor (Firearms, DAAT, EVOC, Vehicle Contacts, Professional Communications) for 19 years. Certified Taser instructor, Certified Advanced Ground Fighting instructor. SWAT team member of 17+ years, last 5 as a sniper. Taught several years at a local technical college for the police recruit academy and agencies yearly in service training. Prior to law enforcement, Wayne served in the United States Marine Corps for 4 years.
Wayne and Angela have been married for nearly 4 years. In their short marriage, they have experienced an OIS (Wayne's 4th) and a critical incident where Wayne was critically injured on August 1, 2021.
Conference participants are also invited to attend the 28th Annual Officer
Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 01, 2022.
This free event is open to all law enforcement families and includes numerous children’s activities, crafts, and bounce houses, rock climbing, rappelling, 400’ cable zip line, all the food you can eat, shooting competitions, an ultimate warrior competition, fishing contests, hayrides, go karts, archery and a number of other activities. Click on links for more info.
Check out videos of the speakers. Get to know more about them. Also, see a video about the Officer Appreciation Day.
We invite you to check out pictures from last year's event! From food to weapons to family time, this is an event that can't be missed!