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Mission, Vision, Value

Mission Statement

Backing the Blue Line unites the power of members and generosity of donors to honor and support Minnesota Law Enforcement officers, wives and families; We mobilize to provide services, labor and assistance during times of illness or work-related incidents.

Vision Statement

 Backing the Blue Line's vision is to expand our reach to all Minnesota counties by increasing our supporters, volunteers and means to assist. We want our interactions to drive a high standard for how law enforcement officers and their families are treated during times of crisis and need.

Value Statement

Support those who BACK the blue. Honor those that ARE the blue. 


Backing the Blue Line is a locally founded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Minnesota dedicated to supporting law enforcement wives*. Law enforcement families live a unique lifestyle. Jennifer Whiteford, the founder of the group, recognized a need for wives to be able to share their experiences with each other.

The group offers a forum for law enforcement wives to find and provide hope and support for each other through friendships, networking, discussion, service, and faith. Current committees include: Social Events, Fundraising, Marketing/Communications, Injured/Ill Officer and Family Support, Legal/Media, Fallen Officers Memorial Rose, and Prayer. We support the Minnesota law enforcement community by providing resources and emotional support to law enforcement officers and their families, and serving as a positive voice in the community. Together, we are backing those who represent the thin blue line.

*Women in a long-term committed relationship with a Minnesota law enforcement officer

Work in Action

We invite you to take a look at our 2016 budget report to see what we are doing as an organization.