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Serve & Protect is a unique and cutting edge 501(c)(3)non-profit corporation based in Brentwood TN, reaching Internationally. We  facilitate trauma services for public safety professionals, locating the right resource to address the real issues they face.  We narrowcast our facilitation locating a resource in their community that takes their insurance and understands their job.  Another uniqueness is our A-Team, dedicated professionals available to serve public safety in crisis.

Serve & Protect was founded by former MP and Norfolk Police Detective Robert Michaels, who also serves as Tennessee Fraternal Order of Police State Chaplain, and Chaplain for FBI Memphis Division, Nashville Resident Agency. Michaels is a member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, National Center for Crisis Management, Society for Police and Criminal Psychology, and Infraguard. He is an active member and 2nd VP of TN FOP Lodge 41, Morris Heithcock Lodge, Williamson county. He is also the founder of Guns’n’Hoses Bible Fellowship in Brentwood TN. Michaels serves as an adjunct instructor for local agencies in-service training.



In July 2015, we held our 1st annual Badge of Hope Law Enforcement Marriage Seminar in Olathe, KS. We had about 90 attendees from 30 agencies and 3 states.

In July 2016, we held our 2nd annual Badge of Hope Law Enforcement Marriage Seminar, we had over 170 LEOs & their spouses/SOs from 45 agencies and 10 states, at Covering the Homefront.

In July 2017, we had the 3rd annual marriage conference, featuring Lt. Col. Dave Grossman of & Sheepdog Seminars), Marine Sgt. & Chaplain Jim Bontrager, Elkhart, IN, PD and Dawn Ptaschek, VP of Kansas Chapter of 10-33 Foundation in The Bulletproof Mind & Marriage. Attendance was 250.

In July 2018, we will host our 4th annual law enforcement conference that will feature both national and local LE leaders, speaking on the Battle Behind The Badge. Topics include our identity as a LEO/LEOW (self), how to strengthen our marriage (couple) and encouragement as we parent our children (family) behind the line.  Build lasting friendships with other blue families from across the nation, while gaining practical insight to address the struggles we battle behind the badge.

My good friends Rick and Kristi Neace from Badge of Hope Ministries will be speaking.www.leomarriages.comKristi Neace

Kristi Neace headshotKristi Neace is a sought-after speaker and founder of Badge of Hope Ministries. Serving as a women’s ministry leader both locally and state-wide for over seventeen years, and as a pioneer in ministry to law enforcement wives/families, she definitely brings a wealth of information and a fresh missions perspective to the table. With her warmth and personal charm, Kristi leaves her audience feeling as if they’ve had lunch with a good friend. Kristi has written a number of books, articles, and blogs, and has been featured on media outlets such as CNN, Breitbart, The Hardline, Larry Connors USA, Bott Radio, etc.

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