Chapters are essentially our state representatives. They are working to extend the support and resources we offer nationally to the local and state level. They participate in various activities, including (but not limited to) critical incident response, appreciation projects for officers and agencies, planning events for spouses and for families, speaking to agencies and families about available resources, fundraising, etc. They will eventually offer their own statewide scholarships, act as liaisons between departments and families, help start family training / preparation programs, and much more.
Blue Line Kids
Blue Line Kids (BLK) is a program designed to offer support, friendship and fun to the minor children of law enforcement officers. When you sign your child up for BLK, you are giving them the opportunity to find friends with other kids who understand their life.
Blue Line Kids HALOS
The Blue Line Kids HALOS (BLK HALOS) program is dedicated to providing a quilt of comfort to the minor children of officers who have fallen in the line of duty. A beautiful handmade quilt is sent to the department of the fallen officer along with a heartfelt letter, to be distributed to the officer’s family. BLK HALOS is in need of quilters to donate new lap or twin size quilts to this program.
Helping Aid Lost Officers’ Survivors (HALOS) offers sympathy and support in the event of a line of duty or off duty law enforcement officer death. A beautiful condolence card is sent to each family with the contact information for an Angel (volunteer) who is ready to help with any support needed. Angels are then available to assist the department and surviving families with any needs they have. They are a critical avenue of support in a terrible time of grief. The HALOS program also partners with the Arbor Day Foundation and plants a minimum of 10 trees in a protected forest in memory of the lost officer.
K9 Assistance Recognition Education
K9 Assistance Recognition Education (KARE) is a program for the K9s of law enforcement. KARE strives to offer assistance to K9 officers by holding special fundraisers for things like bullet proof vests, dog food, and even tennis balls! Volunteers participate in community events that bring awareness to the need and importance of K9s in the law enforcement community, as well as offering support and condolence cards in the event of loss.
Operation Safe Plate
Operation Safe Plate was founded by our Indiana Director, Cherilyn Eby. Cherilyn founded the program after she found out how much and how often her husband was eating prepared gas station food. Our goal with creating Operation Safe Plate is to provide a safe healthy meal to officers on and off duty. We will supply a breakfast, lunch, and dinner at either one department for all meals, or we will do a meal at various department within the county. Our meals are either homemade by local law enforcement supporters or donated by local restaurants supporting the police in their area.
The National Alliance of Law Enforcement Support (NALES) scholarship program offers two scholarships per year – one for the dependent child of a law enforcement officer and one for the spouse of a law enforcement officer. These scholarships were created to provide financial assistance for the higher educational needs of the spouses and children of law enforcement officers.
Wives Behind the Badge Forums
Our Wives Behind the Badge forums are our founding program and include over 200 members from around the country and the world. The forums offer friendship, support, understanding, and entertainment to spouses and significant others of law enforcement officers. Our members are proud to be part of a supportive online community, and have all greatly benefited from the support and friendship they’ve found in each other. Membership is always free!