Rebecca Bilbrey created the group in February 1999, when she discovered that necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Laurie Delk joined as her first member very shortly after as her husband had been an officer since 1993, and took the group over a few short years later when Rebecca’s husband left the police department.
“I’m married to a police officer. He was shot on duty, and I searched for a support group. When I couldn’t find one, I decided to start CopswivesTM,” she said.
“We discuss situations going on in our husbands’ departments. We talk about fears that new cops’ wives have. We share ideas for firearms safety. We also relate our experiences with the pros and cons of various shifts and/or job titles,” Rebecca said.
One member, Tiffany, said, “As the wife of a soon-to-be police officer, the women on this list have offered me support and encouragement drawn from their own experiences as being cops’ wives. I know that I can always rely on them.”
CopswivesTM go through a flood of emotions unknown to other wives. We deal with a lot of issues unique to the career which our husbands have chosen.
If you need a place to open up and share your feelings, and subscribe to a group intended to lend support to wives of cops. List members can discuss issues unique to being married to a police officer. We can share fears, moments of pride, job opportunities within various departments, and more! Subscriptions to this e-mail group must be approved by the moderator. This is to safeguard list members from abuse from “outsiders.”
Note others cannot see posts, only members, but in this group, we only require you to tell us you are a cop’s wife. Remember there is no way for us to verify really for sure, so always be careful, but we do take steps to try to make sure that it is only other officers wives in the group. Any member exhibiting inappropriate behavior will be banned from the discussion.
Cops Wives Facebook Group
CopsWives.com is your best resource for great links to sites dealing with law enforcement issues (from the wife’s perspective).
Laurie Delk, married to Bryan Delk became an officer in 1993, for 16 years, she took over this group shortly after Rebecca creating it to help her, and eventually Rebecca’s husband left this line of work, so Laurie became owner. Bryan, after back surgery went bad, had to leave the pd after 16 years, was driving for Fed Ex, and got killed in a tragic car accident in 2013. BryanDelk.com
Laurie Delk has been speaking all over the world to companies, ministries, police departments, wives events and more for over 15 years about her, her life experiences, training, coaching and more. She is a certified life, business and ministry coach – see about her and information to hire her to speak at your event at www.LaurieDelk.me