About Us

St. Louis Police Wives’ Association (SLPWA) was formed in 1968 to help police officers form their own organization. By the mid 1970’s, the Association had grown to more than 250 members. During this time, the Association held fundraisers, hosted the annual Policeman’s Ball, and was politically active regarding the benefits of police widows. When the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer’s Association formed, the Police Wives’ took on a more supportive role by aiding families in times of need and focused other efforts on community service and social support.
St. Louis Police Wives’ Association is a not for profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, fully funded through donations and association fundraising events. Currently, our association is composed of over 250 wives’, mothers, sisters, girlfriends, fiancées, and widows of active and retired St. Louis and Illinois area Police Officers, who as a group, have bonded together to assist injured officers, as well as police families, in times of need and family crisis.


Departments represented in SLPWA are:

  • Arnold
  • Alton
  • Ballin
  • Belleville
  • Berkeley
  • Beverly Hills
  • Brentwood
  • Caseyville
  • Charlack
  • Chesterfield
  • Clayton
  • Clinton County IL
  • Cottleville
  • Crestwood
  • Creve Coeur
  • DEA
  • Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Des Peres
  • Edmundson
  • Fairview Heights
  • FBI
  • Ferguson
  • Florissant
  • Grafton IL
  • Hazelwood
  • IL State Police
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jerseyville IL
  • Kirkwood
  • Madison County IL
  • Maplewood
  • Maryland Heights
  • Moline Acres
  • MO State Highway Patrol
  • Normandy
  • O’Fallon IL
  • Richmond Heights
  • Riverview
  • Rock Hill
  • Roxana IL
  • Shiloh IL
  • Shrewsbury
  • St. Louis County
  • St. Louis City
  • St. Ann
  • Town & Country
  • Troy IL
  • University City
  • US Secret Service
  • North County Co-OP
  • Webster Groves
  • Wellston
  • Wentzville
  • Wood River IL


Our services include

○ Critical Incident Response/Crisis Team
○ Financial Assistance to LEO families
○ Scholarships for Law Enforcement children and spouses
○ Memorial Gifts
○ Family Support
○ Family Activities/Events
○ Volunteering at Fundraisers
○ Volunteer at Fallen Officer Services
○ Speakers and Training Forums


Events we do throughout the year

○ National Police Week, Washington DC
○ Race for the Cure Team
○ Scholastic Assistance Program – Winners Brunch
○ Trivia Night
○ Thank an Officer Day
○ Board Installation Dinner
○ Trunk-Or-Treat
○ Night at the Magic House
○ Holiday Dinner Party
○ Afternoon with Santa
○ Sanity Sundays