Backing the Blue Line (BtBL) is a locally founded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Minnesota dedicated to supporting law enforcement officers and their families. 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.
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.
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 injury and join in
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.
In addition to supporting LEO families through trials and celebrations, BtBL also offers a forum for law enforcement wives to find and provide hope and support for each other through friendships, networking, discussion, and service. Current committees include Community Engagement, Fallen Officer Memorial Rose, Family Support, Marketing, Membership, Social Events, and Volunteers.