PoliceWives is a national non profit group. Our website was established in 2002 for the support of LEO's and their families.
We are a unique group consisting of women & men from all walks of life, who share a common bond of having a loved one in Law Enforcement.
In addition to our extensive support forums, throughout the year our members take part in many activities designed to provide support to other site members as well as the Law Enforcement community as a whole.
Our special projects include:
PoliceWives Cares – Sisters United in the Fight
Verified Site Members may request aid for themselves or for an officer/family within their own police dept. To qualify for aid, the applicant must be affected by a serious, terminal, or life-threatening injury or illness that has altered their current living situation to the point that assistance would be a relief. PW Cares is also here to assist police families during recovery from a major on duty event.
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Warm Fuzzies: This special group of members support and encourage the members of our site through cards, care packages and much more. Request a Warm Fuzzy for a Sister ~ Volunteer
Pennies for Pups
Their activities include a support group for expectant mothers, the Birthday Club and Member of the Week.
: During the Pennies for Pups drive, our members and their children work together to raise money to purchase a bullet proof vest for a canine officer. These hard-working service dogs put their lives on the line too, and we think they deserve to be protected.
: Several times a year we have a blanket and
stuffed animal drive called "Baby Blue."
The donated items are then sent to a police department in need of such items. The police departments use these items to provide comfort to
the smallest and most innocent victims of crimes, infants and young children.
: Throughout the year we send sympathy cards to the departments of officers who are killed in the line of duty. Donations of stamps or a box of cards is always appreciated.
We also have a "Light a Candle" memorial on our site, where anyone can come and leave a remembrance in honor of their loved ones. In addition, donations are made in the form of merchandise
or cash for memorial fund raisers. We are also able to assist loved ones in connecting with other groups or organizations that can provide additional assistance in their time of need.
Light a Candle
~ Request an Auction Donation
Need to know what resources are available in your state, have a local fundraiser or relocation questions? Contact us
If you feel that any of these projects can help meet a need in your life, or in the life of a law enforcement family that you know, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Although we cannot meet every need, we meet as many as we can with the resources that we have. All our resources come from the generosity of our members, and we thank them for their support.
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» What is a PoliceWife
A Police wife is a woman who is married to a man who is "married" to his job, his partner, and his badge. A Police wife can usually be found cooking breakfast at midnight, picking up his uniform at the cleaners, and spending nights alone.
A Police wife must be a good listener, not questioning him. She must be understanding when he goes out for a beer with his buddies, doesn't feel like taking her to the movies, or has an exam to study for.
A Police wife must live with shift work, lonely holidays, bad jokes, ulcers and alcohol, bulletproof vests, and fixed incomes. She is used to words like rape, robbery, assault, and child abuse. She is familiar with night school, stakeouts, overtime and being on her own.
Most women are not born or raised to be a Police wife; it is something that they have chosen to do. Some can and others cannot. She will spend each day learning, listening to, and loving a man that few people respect and most others hate.
A Police wife makes beds, breakfasts, and love to a man who spends more time with junkies, hookers, informants, pimps, and partners than he does her. She attends dinners, meetings, and sometimes funerals.
A Police wife watches as the man she loves grows old before his time, watches him become cold and unfeeling, but she will remain his friend, wife and lover. She will always be these things to him, but she also knows he is first, A Police Officer.
When a wife kisses him as he leaves for work, she will make a silent wish that he will return to her. And every time there is a knock at the door, she will pray it is not the Chief of Police and her husbands partner coming to say kind things about her husband, how brave he was, how dedicated he was.
Being a Police wife means lots of trust, love, and worry, but when he says, "I love you," it makes it all worthwhile.
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» Hearts Beneath the Badge
Every story deserves to be told, the men and women in this book have
been waiting a long time to be heard.
What they have to say may differ
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