See what everyone is saying about working with NALES.
I came to WBTB or NALES (National Alliance Law Enforcement Support) after a dear friend lost her husband in the line of duty in June of 2014. As a wife of a Police Officer in Grand Island, I felt as though I needed to help support not only the LE community as a whole, but be able to help families and LE in our own state. Knowing that there are not many organizations such as ours, the thought of starting this in our state again was necessary. The resources are there they just need to be uncovered, this is something I hope to work on and with in the future in our state.
I have not only created lasting meaningful friendships, but I have learned the strength of sisterhood, and that no one in this family fights alone! Through some hard work and perseverance we have started to get the organization off the ground in our state, and hopefully will be able to continue to grow, gain volunteers, and continue the work of NALES as it has set forth. Along with being the state director, I am also a National Board Member, which I am overjoyed to be working with these women to continue to shape Nales as needed. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for NALES, and all the auxiliaries across the US, I am very proud to be a member of this organization, but all the efforts are not all my own, we are a team and will continue on as a team!!Shelly - NE
Wives Behind the Badge has helped me realize that I am not alone in so many different ways. There are so many emotions, job related issues, hazards etc. that we as wives, girlfriends and fiances go through and with Wives behind the badge it makes dealing with those emotions, etc. that much easier to deal with. It certainly helps to know that there are other women out there feeling the same way or those that have been
in our shoes. I really don’t know how I lived without them for the past 9 years! WBTB is not only a support group for so many wives, girlfriends and fiances, but friends that will last a lifetime! If I haven’t said it before I LOVE YOU gals!!!!
I would get so tired of hearing aren’t you worried about him being shot, how can you stand his hours, I could never be married to a cop…. then I found WBTB and realized I was no longer alone.Jen - Florida
If you are looking for “sisters” who really understand what it is like to be the supporter “behind the badge”. WBTB is the site to find it on. WBTB has everything I have been looking for and then some, support, friendship and trust. This is the greatest site on the web for police wives. The friendships I have made here are will last forever.DeAnna - Alabama
Wives Behind the Badge means the absolute world to me. I not only have friends all around the States and even Canada and England, but they are also my sisters. Someone is always available no matter what time it is! Who can actually say that at 2am there is someone up and ready and waiting to hear me vent, laugh, make me smile, etc. WBTB is not only a forum but it is a sisterhood…it makes me feel apart of a group just like our LEO’s are part of a brotherhood. Police wives need to stick together through the good times and bad, and WBTB is just that place!!Jess - New York
WBTB is a place that I can “hang” and have a great time while he’s at work. I am no longer counting the minutes away on the clock when he’s away. Instead I’m laughing/crying/bonding with women that understand how difficult being an LEO’s significant other can be.Joanna - New York
Never before have I found a place where so many women, from such different backgrounds, situations and parts of the country (and world!) are united as sisters by one common thread – being a Police Wife. And
by “Police Wife” I mean wife, girlfriend, fiance or life partner. We are all very different, but our common situation has brought us together as sisters who can laugh, cry, joke and survive together.
Knowing that I have a safe place to come when I need anything at all from my sisters has changed my life; and I am also so proud of the work we are doing to reach out to police families everywhere. I cherish the day I found WBTB and it will be an important part of my life forever.
I don’t have any friends locally who are married to Law Enforcement Officers, so I searched for support on-line and boy did I hit the Jackpot with WBTB! This wonderful group of women has fulfilled my life in many ways. Not only do we speak with our “Sisters” online, but some of us arrange meetings with one-another, speak on the phone and even remember each other during the Holiday Season! WBTB is an invaluable resource, I have come here to share stories that make people laugh, cry or shake there heads in disappointment, but the best part – none of the women here are surprised about the things I speak of! They have all been there before in there experiences of being married to a cop.
There is nothing better than knowing that someone really understands. In my world, I hear a lot of “Aren’t you scared he’ll die?” “Aren’t you worried he’ll cheat?” “I could NEVER be married to a cop! What are you thinking supporting him in this career change?” It gets exhausting sometimes, but here I get a breath of fresh air! Thank you WBTB for ALL you do to support us through everyday of our relationships!Charity - Canada
I was looking for a support group back in 2009 after my husband was in a serious car accident. To talk to people that actually understood what I’ve gone through. I wanted to find a place that I could go to and talk to ladies that “get it”. After some searching, I had found WBTB, but didn’t register until the August, 2010. I really wish I would have registered back then, but life happens. ☺
After snooping around the forum, I realized what a breath of fresh air it was! It was almost a weight lifted off my shoulders! To be able to chat with other ladies that understood what I’ve gone through was such a relief. I have gained so many friends and I’m grateful for WBTB for bringing me such lovely ladies in my life.
I knew later on that I wanted to be a part of WBTB on a volunteer level. I was asked to be a Big Sister and I was thrilled and honored! It meant the world to me to be able to meet and greet the new members when they first registered. I remember what it was like when I first got my Big Sister Welcome Letter and a friend request from my Big Sister. Now, I was able to do the same for my Little Sisters.
Over time, I became a Moderator and have held other positions as well in the Forums. It’s nice to know that I might be able to help someone else that is going through what I went through before with my husbands accident. If it wasn’t for WBTB, I would never have met such wonderful and beautiful ladies! Yes, we are there for each other if there is an injury or LODD. But we also have our fair share of laughs and sometimes, that’s needed for us ladies that watch our husbands put on a uniform and duty belt every day. The Forum is our time to relax, to cry, to laugh and to just have some fun.Michelle
I really didn’t think I was missing anything not having a police wives support group. Then a friend was browsing MySpace and pointed me to WBTB. I have been hooked ever since. I didn’t know what I was missing! I have been less stressed having ladies to talk to that know what I am talking about and dealing with and my husband has been very happy with that too since I am not being upset with him about his work nearly as much as I was before my friends here!Mendi - Virginia
I have met new friends and have support from other women who understand what it is like to be on the “other” side of law enforcement. I love WBTB and all of my friends from all over the country and other countries I have met on here. I enjoy the support and friendship I have received from WBTB.Brandi - Missouri
Wives Behind the Badge is much more then a support group, we are a family. We all can laugh, cry, giggle and listen to each other. My heart is so full of love and support because of my WBTB sisters. I know that they will always be there for me and my whole family. WBTB has produced some of my best friendships ever.Beck - Nevada
There are so many times when I have a stupid question, just needed to vent, or was worried and felt I had no one to talk to. And then I found WBTB. I know I can count on these women for anything, no matter how big or how insignificant it may be. They have lifted me up in times of stress, and brought me back down to earth when I felt like I was going a little nuts! They have worried with me, and they have been mad with me. Each and every one of them is different, but we all share a common bond. We disagree at times, but no matter what we are there for each other. I’m not quite sure how I functioned before I came here… WBTB has truly enriched my life and brought me lifelong friendships that I cherish.Erica - Tennessee
For me…it’s knowing that I can come to a place with no judgment, a place I can come to where other women completely understand what it is to be married into LE. I’ve shared joys, tears, and laughter with these great women of WBTB…it’s a safe haven for all!Stephanie - Alabama
Before Wives Behind the Badge – I felt like I had lost my husband and was mourning the marriage and family life we once had. I had no enthusiasm for his change in career and felt like I was in competition
with the academy. I felt alone, tired, worried and stressed being home virtually alone with two young children. When I joined, he was just about to graduate and I really had no idea what to expect next. I
started at the right time because, FTO was surprisingly more stressful than the academy.
The ladies on the site were my sanity. They helped me embrace this knew life – who knew that being a police family had some perks! I was worried about him and his safety and they walked me through it. Now I find myself walking other new police families through the first night they are on their own or similar stresses. I am forever thankful for the friendships I have made!Amy - MN
The Wives Behind the Badge, has helped me understand a lot more about my role and what my LEO needs from me, as far as letting little things go. As far as friendships I have made so many, and I cherish them all. I know if I am having a problem, LEO related or not, I can go and post it on the website and with in minutes, I have support, and I can find that in my everyday dealings with people, but I can with the Wives. I start volunteering because I believe that policeman and women do not get enough support, here in my little town, and the towns around me. I have gained knowledge, knowledge of people other than myself that will stand and fight for the same thing you believe in. I have learned that it doesn’t matter if you are sitting beside me or a 1000 miles away, that family is family, and I have found my family here with my family of Blue.Alisha - Georgia
I finally feel like I fit in somewhere, and have friends that understand what my life is like. Thank you WBTB!Kathy - Indiana
In 2009, I found Wives Behind the Badge, Inc., when I was looking for wives, who understood what I was going through.
- Wives that understood the anxiety that came with him putting on his vest and leaving.
- Wives that understood that the rip of Velcro could wake you from a sound sleep with peace of mind that he had returned home safely.
- Wives that understood that there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop.
- Wives that understood sleeping with the telephone.
- Wives that would know how to clean wounds and get blood out of the pristine uniform.
- Wives who understood that he couldn’t be at every game, practice or concert and it would be OK.
I never fathomed that I would find all of that and more. I found SISTERS! Sisters near and far. Sisters without judgement. Sisters bonded by a thin blue line.
Sisters in all time zones, who are always at the ready to help, talk, listen and support. And for all that, I am blessed beyond measure to have found Wives Behind the Badge.
In 2012, I began volunteering within my home state and started supporting our law enforcement more with every passing day. I’ve met some wonderful people and have attended moving memorials honoring our officers, past and present.
In 2015, I started learning from the help of my sisters, how to make graphics and from there I started helping with the national media team. And that has helped me on my job now with making presentations and flyers for special occasions.
Wives Behind the Badge is FAMILY. Ever changing, growing, learning and always there. One Family, One Vision, One Badge! Thank You, WBTB!Sam