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, 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

  • Arnold Police Department
  • Ballwin Police Department
  • Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department
  • Calverton Park Police Department
  • Crestwood Police Department
  • Creve Coeur Police Department
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Ferguson Police Department
  • Florissant Police Department
  • Hazelwood Police Department
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Kirkwood Police Department
  • Manchester Police Department
  • Maplewood Police Department
  • Maryland Heights Police Department
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol
  • O’Fallon Police Department (MO)
  • Richmond Heights Police Department
  • Shiloh Police Department (IL)
  • St. Charles Police Department
  • St. Louis Airport Police
  • St. Louis County Police Department
  • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
  • University City Police Department
  • US Marshals
  • Velda City Police Department
  • Webster Groves Police Department
  • Wentzville Police Department

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 include:

National Police Week, Washington DC
Scholastic Assistance Program – Winners Brunch
Trivia Night
Thank an Officer Day
Night at the Magic House
Holiday Party
Afternoon with Santa
Shop With A Cop