National Law Enforcement Ministry

Law Enforcement Appreciation Events

Thanking Those who Serve and Protect

In appreciation of your devotion to protect and serve others, the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team is pleased to support the law enforcement community through annual retreats. These events acknowledge the unique challenges officers and their families face. We hope you will take this opportunity to step away from the pressing demands of life and career to focus on the truths found in God’s Word.

Upcoming Retreats



LEAP Fall Retreat

The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove | Asheville, NC

October 24-26, 2022

Registration is open. Please call The Cove at 828-771-4800 to register.

To watch or listen to a previous retreat, please visit this page.

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    • What can I expect at the retreat?

      You are invited to an appreciation retreat hosted in your honor! Come relax in a safe setting and enjoy two nights lodging and five buffet meals. There will be uplifting and challenging messages from other senior officers, encouragement from God’s Word, live music and great fellowship with other law enforcement couples. Please invite other law enforcement officers in your sphere of influence to join you at the retreat.

    • What does the arrival schedule look like?

      3:00–6:00 p.m. – Registration
      5:00 p.m. – First Meal Seating
      6:15 p.m. – Second Meal Seating
      7:30 p.m. – Program
      9:00 p.m. – Dismissal
      Please note: Itinerary is subject to change.

    • How early can I arrive?

      You are welcome to arrive on property any time after 3:00 p.m. You are welcome to visit the Chatlos Memorial Chapel and Visitor’s Center. Maybe browse around in Ruth’s Attic (The Cove Bookstore). You will receive a special coupon at registration to use in the book store.

    • What will I do when I arrive on property?

      You will arrive at the security gate, the officer on duty will have a registration list. They will provide you with a parking pass for the property, then direct you to the building you will be lodging in. You will pick up your room keys and registration packet in the lobby of your hotel building. The Cove will be a very safe setting for you and your spouse to just relax and enjoy a worry-free retreat together.

    • What if I am running late?

      The last meal seating is at 6:15PM and the buffet lines will remain open until the staff feel that everyone has been through the line. The program will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. If you arrive after 7 p.m., you will most likely not be able to eat before enjoying the first group session.

    • What if I need to cancel?

      Please call The Cove front desk 828-771-4800 so the staff can cancel your registration. Even if you have an emergency the day of your arrival and change plans, please call us!

    • Do I have to wear my uniform?

      No, we encourage casual dress for the entire retreat! Some people will wear slacks and a polo to dinner, some will wear jeans the entire time. It really depends on what you are comfortable wearing. Come dressed to relax, be comfortable and enjoy the time away with your spouse. You may want to bring a light jacket due to the temperature sometimes turning cool in the evenings.

    • What if I have special dietary needs?

      If you or your spouse have serious dietary needs (food allergies, gluten intolerance, etc.), please email our team in our office at, so we can pass on your information to the chef. If you share a dietary need with us to pass on to the chef, you must still make our staff aware so they know how to best accommodate you.

    • Can I bring my children/pet?

      The Cove is an adult only property and not able to accommodate infants, children or pets. It is a specially designed retreat just for you! Please make arrangements for childcare, and come enjoy your time together.

    • Is there still a COVID-19 protocol?

      Yes, anyone with symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 virus should stay home and not participate in the retreat. We will look forward to hosting you and your spouse at another retreat opportunity real soon.

    • I have other questions.

      For any questions concerning the retreat, the online registration process, or if you need further assistance, please call the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at 800-335-1337, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time). You may also email our office in Charlotte, N.C. at for assistance.



    • “It was way above my expectations—the speakers, facility, music and food made for a great event.”
      – Law Enforcement Officer from Lytle, TX

    • “The speakers and applicable topics related to law enforcement challenges, including the wives, were very valuable.”
      – Law Enforcement Wife from Pearland, TX

    • “My wife and I are both police officers with the same department. We realized more importantly we’re both spouses. I think we reconnected on a personal level with God’s help.”
      – Law Enforcement Officer from Lebanon, NJ

    • “What did you find most valuable from this retreat? The opportunity for my wife to hear what I can’t say or don’t know how to say.”
      – Law Enforcement Officer from Ingleside, TX

    • “Since the retreat, my wife and have been transformed, it seems. We were both renewed in our faith, feel energized for God and have just been overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit. Your prayers were and are a blessing to us. Our will is what God wants, not what we think it should be. We needed to be straightened out a little on that, so we thank you for that.”
      – Chris, Police Lieutenant

    • “We face unimaginable circumstances from day-to-day that the average person can’t imagine. Knowing there are people of like faith and wanting to help us and our families is a great feeling. May God bless each and every one of us and keep us safe.”
      – Dana L., County Sheriff’s Office

    • “It’s one of the few times in the last few years that we’ve felt truly safe, with other Christian officers & people who love us.”
      – Officer’s spouse