Law Enforcement Spouse Conference Hosted by
How 2 Love Our Cops
Warrior's Rest Foundation
"Strength for the Journey"
This is a group of law enforcement spouses gathering for tools for their marriage, encouragement for where you're at now, and opportunities to get to know others. There are several speakers--men and women--time to chat around tables, be spoiled with breakfast, lunch, and as always, some cool surprises. Come with a friend, or come alone! You will not be disappointed & we hope will leave encouraged too!
New Date: August 22, 2020
Covenant Community Church
2250 S. Yukon Parkway
Yukon, OK 73099
H2LOC started back in 2011 with Victoria Newman publishing her story in A CHiP on my Shoulder--How to Love Your Cop with Attitude (updated version is A CHiP on my Shoulder -- How to Love and Support Your Cop). Now almost ten years later, we are a team of seven, with full support of our spouses who’ve joined together to expand H2LOC to include conferences, retreats, seminars, mentoring, training, and more books. We’re still working alongside active duty officer families, but now we’ve incorporated catastrophically wounded officers and their families as well.How 2 Love Our Cops
President - How 2 Love Our Cops
Author of: CHiP on My Shoulder, Marriage in Progress
Victoria M. Newman (Vicki) began her journey of law enforcement life just five weeks after she and her husband, Chief Brent Newman of the California Highway Patrol, were married. Six months after he entered the Academy, they moved to Los Angeles to begin what would become a 31-year career. His career included involvement in the Rodney King Riots, the Yosemite Murders, five promotions, several line of duty deaths and suicides, multiple moves, overseeing many critical incidents, four years as Commander of the CHP Academy, the Stephon Clark protests in Sacramento, and the Camp Fire. Victoria walked through all of these incidents with her husband, providing practical, emotional and marital support for him and others involved. She also provided help and support to other law enforcement families throughout the years. Victoria serves as Founder and President of How2LoveOurCops, utilizing her skills of writing, speaking, strategic networking, listening, and coming alongside hurting people.
Adam Davis is a law enforcement officer, author of five books, and an overcomer. His story is one that reveals pain many hide, and addresses the topics many avoid. Adam shares his experiences of sexual assault, substance abuse, mental illness, and law enforcement. Adam is known for his work on Behind the Badge: 365 Daily Devotions for Law Enforcement, Bulletproof Marriage: a 90-Day Devotional (with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman) and On Spiritual Combat: 30 Missions for Victorious Warfare (with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.) His law enforcement experience includes patrol, criminal investigations, FBI trained hostage negotiator, and traffic homicide.
Adam's work has been featured on Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox News, The Huffington Post, PoliceOne.com, and Law Enforcement Today. As a speaker, Adam has presented for the University of Alabama, Auburn University Department of Economic Development, TEDx Troy University, law enforcement agencies, military bases, and many seminars with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Taya Kyle, and other American patriots. His media appearances have included the 700 Club, The Glenn Beck Program, Team Never Quit Podcast with Marcus Luttrell, and many others.
Today, Adam continues to dedicate his life to helping others navigate through the challenges of marriage and overcoming adversity through his writing and speaking. You can stay up to date with Adam's events and new releases by visiting www.TheAdamDavis.com. He is supported by his wife of 20 years, Amber, and three children.
Scott & Liz Brown
Life changed forever on October 24, 2014 for Scott and Liz Brown. It was the day Scott lost his partner Deputy Danny Oliver to a murderer on a routine check. Scott returned fire, wounding the perp, but he fled, carjacking civilians along the way, then shooting two more officers before he surrendered. Deputy Michael Davis also lost his life that day. Since then, Scott and his wife Liz have been healing and rebuilding their lives with the help of family, friends, and each other. They will share their story and the hope and help they found in the aftermath of a traumatic incident at our Home Watch 2020 Spouse Conference on April 18. Get your tickets while you still can!
Dr. Kathy Thomas
Dr. Kathy Thomas began working with public safety personnel and critical incident stress in April 1995, in response to the Oklahoma City Bombing. In addition, she responded to both New York and Washington DC following the 9/11 Terrorist attacks, as well as four F5 tornado responses. She is the Clinical Director for Warrior's Rest Foundation and Contract Psychologist for the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety (including the OK Highway Patrol) and the US Marshals Service.
For the past 20 years, she has provided mental health and support services for the national organization of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. She is a Level II trained EMDR therapist and a member of IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police). She received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 1988, and maintains a private practice in Stillwater, Oklahoma.