E-MAIL DISCUSSION GROUP OFFERS
Dallas--Wives of police officers can share support via e-mail with other law-enforcement spouses on CopsWives, a new e-mail discussion list.
SUPPORT TO POLICE OFFICERS' WIVES
"This is an e-mail support group targeting women married to police officers. We sell nothing. We charge no membership fee. We only lend support," said the group's founder, Rebecca.
Rebecca created the group in February 1999, when she discovered that necessity is indeed the mother of invention.
"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 CopsWives," 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."
For more information about the e-mail discussion group, visit http://CopsWives.com. To subscribe, go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/copswives/ or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Verification of husband's status as a law enforcement officer is required before receiving approval by the list owner. Any member exhibiting inappropriate behavior will be banned from the discussion.