We are …
… the Hidden Partners®
Frequently Asked Questions:
When was the CMPD Wives started? The idea of the association was conceived in mid 2007. We held our first meeting on April 14, 2007 and launched our website in February, 2008.
Who is invited to attend meetings? Any wife or fiancee who has interest in the Association and its goals is welcome to attend our meetings — you don’t have to join! We hope you will find a place to teach or be taught, to comfort or be comforted, or just come and enjoy the presence of others who know exactly how you feel. We hope you will find it refreshing!
Who can become a member of the CMPD Wives Association? Membership is for women engaged or married to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department officers — active, retired or who have reached the “end of watch.”
Why is Association membership just for wives? We have chosen one avenue that we feel we can support well, based on personal experience, and hope that the rest of the CMPD family will support us in our efforts through their well wishes and prayers.
To all of the officers of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, please accept our heartfelt appreciation for choosing to protect and serve the residents of Mecklenburg County alongside our husbands. We applaud your persistence with and dedication to an oftentimes thankless job. We hope others will follow our lead and put forth the effort to form support groups to deal with various issues. Perhaps our groups may be able to share a few resources and concentrate on our similarities rather than our differences.
We will continue to pray for all of our officers and their loved ones’ safety and well-being.