2019 Fall Conference

The Michigan State Police Troopers Association is hosting the 2019 NTC Fall Conference
at Mission Point on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
September 23rd, 2019 until September 25th, 2019.

Please email, fax or mail completed forms and payments to:
Michigan State Police Troopers Association
1715 Abbey Road, Ste. B
East Lansing, MI 48823
Email: pat@mspta.net
Fax: (517) 336-8997 

Click here to download the registration packet.

Click here to view the Conference Agenda.

Attention all NTC Fall Conference Attendees:

The MSPTA is providing a Business Travel service through American Express (AMEX) at no additional charge to attendees (spouse/guest). The services offered include:

Booking the lowest non-refundable airfare for attendee, spouse and guests
    – Detroit Metro (DTW)
    – Traverse City (TVC)
    – Pellston (PLN)

Coordinating free ground transportation to Shepler’s Ferry dock in Mackinaw City

AMEX Contact Number: 1-669-210-8002
Provide the operator with NTC Group Code H4BC-23905
AMEX Office Hours Monday – Friday, 8a – 8p EST

Attendees (spouse/guest) who wish to arrange their own flight or choose to drive may still use the free ground transportation from one of the three designated airport locations. Please contact AMEX at the above number to coordinate.

Upon conclusion of the conference, free ground transportation will be provided from Shepler’s Ferry dock in Mackinaw City to the three designated airports.


September 23rd- 25th, 2019


Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Vendor & Sponsor Info

There are a multitude of ways you can benefit and participate in this event!
State Troopers from across the country will gather at Mackinac Island, Michigan, to take part in the 2019

National Troopers Coalition fall conference. We invite you to take part in this special event as a corporate sponsor and assist us in promoting a positive law enforcement image.

If you choose to attend as a vendor, you will be able to showcase your company to troopers and agency leaders representing 43 state police agencies and have the ability to interact with both decision makers and labor groups who can carry your message home with them.

Exhibit Hall Specifics – Vendor Fee $500

The exhibit hall is open Tuesday and Wednesday, September 23rd and 24th from 9am until 4pm. You may begin setting up your area any time after 2pm on Monday, September 22nd.

Download the event packet for more info.


For more information, contact:

MSPTA President, Nate Johnson

MSPTA Vice President, Duane Hickok

MSPTA Office Manager, Pat Strzalkowski

or the MSPTA Office: (517) 336-7782


Registration fee: $150 per person, received or postmarked by August 20, 2019.
Registration includes meals during the conference for registered attendee.

****Late registration is subject to additional fees****

Make checks payable to:
Michigan State Police Troopers Association – NTC.
Credit cards are also an acceptable form of
payment. Please call Pat Strzalkowski at (517) 336-7782 to complete credit card transaction.


Mission Point is offering a room rate of $195.00 per room per night.

Also available are hot tub suites featuring an outdoor deck, patio furniture and hot tub at a rate of $295.00 per room, per night.

Please visit our website at www.missionpoint.com for room descriptions.
The above room rates do not include 6% sales tax, 2% local assessment, 10% resort levy.
A one- time charge of $6.00 per person will apply for luggage transfer from the mainland to the resort and back.

Children 17 years of age and younger stay for free. Children 12 and under eat for free.
$25.00 additional per guest for triple and quad occupancy.

• Reservations can be made by calling group reservations at (800) 833-7711 or online by clicking on the booking link: National Troopers Coalition Fall Meeting

All reservations must be made by Sunday August 22, 2019. Rooms are based on availability at the time of calling in.
• An advanced deposit of one night’s room and tax is required to confirm your reservation. 
• If paying by check, reservation will be held for 10 days pending receipt of the check.
• Reservations must be canceled at least 14 days prior to arrival to receive full refund.

Hotel Details

Here on the shores of Mackinac Island, genuine hospitality and simple comfort reign supreme. Located on the island’s sunrise side, Mission Point spans 18 acres of waterfront property on Lake Huron, creating an unparalleled setting for guests to savor life’s simple pleasures. From kite flying and flower pressing to biking and bocce ball, Mission Point captures the essence of Michigan’s most beloved island retreat.

Known as the jewel of the Great Lakes, Mackinac Island has been Michigan’s beloved summer vacation destination since the late 19th century. Mackinac Island State Park comprises nearly 80% of the island, which is, in its entirety, a National Historic Landmark.


Horseback Riding, Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island State Park, Mackinac Art Museum, Mackinac Island Butterfly House, Hiking and Biking

The History Of Mackinac Island

Situated on 3.8 square miles at the intersection of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, Mackinac Island may be small, but its significance is huge. The entire island is a National Historic Landmark, with more than 80% preserved as the Mackinac Island State Park. Before European exploration in the 17th century, it was populated by Native Americans and was a vital hub for fur trading along the Great Lakes. During the American Revolution, the British established Fort Mackinac, one of the island’s most important landmarks. After the Civil War, the island became famous as a summer tourist destination. One of its most notable distinctions is that motor vehicles have been prohibited since 1898. Bicycles and horse-drawn carriages give the island a truly historical vibe. 

Horseback Riding

A quintessential Mackinac pastime, horseback riding is a fantastic way to travel the island and see the sights. Catering to beginners and experienced riders, the Mackinac Horsemen’s Association offers horseback riding and lessons. The association also hosts equestrian events throughout the year including Festival of the Horse, one of the largest festivals on the island.

Mackinac Island Carriage Tours

Perfect for a family wanting to see the island via traditional means or a couple looking for a little bit of romance. Carriage Tours offers a narrated tour of Mackinac Island that includes stops along the highlights of the Island, including the Butterfly Museum, the Arch Rock, Fort Mackinac Avenue of Flags, the Surrey Hills Carriage Museum, and more.

Fort Mackinac

Visit Fort Mackinac to experience a piece of American history that dates from the founding of our great nation. The fort played an important role during the Revolution and the War of 1812 due to its strategic location in the Great Lakes.

Key Note Speaker


Will is a founding member of the Public Safety
Labor Group. Over the course of his legal career,
Will has represented over 100 law enforcement
labor organizations in five western states.
He is a veteran of hundreds of public sector
labor negotiations. He received his Doctor of
Jurisprudence from Georgetown University Law
Center in Washington, D.C. and is the author of
several books on public sector labor matters,
including The Rights of Law Enforcement
Officers (7th Edition), and The FLSA,
A User’s Manual.

Will is also the founder and director of Labor
Relations Information System. Since its inception
in 1981, LRIS has been a valuable resource for
public safety labor relations. LRIS conducts labor
seminars, publishes a monthly newsletter, and
currently has six books in print.


Dwayne Gill is a triple threat!

Feeling his job was way too serious for someone considered funny since birth; Dwayne found an outlet for his humor when he first stepped onto a comedy stage at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase in 1993. After only two more performances, he joined the ranks of professional comedians with his first paid booking at Gadzooks Comedy Club. A native of Detroit Michigan and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Dwayne’s taking the comedy world by storm.

“Right then I knew comedy was what I was here on earth for,” he laughs. “And I’d much rather take laughter than a bullet any time.”

Dwayne’s topics range from current events, men and women relationships to the crazy situations he’s  ncountered as a police officer. As an actor, Dwayne has appeared in the ABC crime drama Detroit 1-8-7, and the movie “Crave”. He has also been a guest on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom” Radio show.

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