TogetherWeServed Activates Secure Network for U.S. Police Officers

"PTWS is a great way to express personal and emotional issues, all while knowing your involvement is completely secure," said Detective Natalie Ogonowski of Hillside, NJ, another one of the site's several hundred founding members. "As a female in a male-dominated field, I love that I can interact with other female officers in a forum just for women."

Creator of the largest online military heritage community, TogetherWeServed, has activated its next chapter in connecting and honoring U.S. public servants. Available is a secure, feature-rich website for the U.S. state and municipal police community called Police.TogetherWeServed.com (PTWS).

Administered by retired police officers for police officers, PTWS is a secure space for currently serving and veteran officers. On the site they can connect with their service brothers and sisters while sharing in the camaraderie of fellow officers.

As a network for professional and social purposes, the site creates a permanent legacy of their service for their family and future generations. The site is 100% exclusive to U.S. officers – only those who have served as a sworn police or federal officer, county sheriff, or state trooper are eligible for PTWS membership. If you are wondering about correctional peace officers, they will have their own TWS website in the near future.

“When we first launched TWS in 2003, we had no idea how strongly it would be embraced by the military community,” said Brian Foster, founder and president of TogetherWeServed.com. “As many members went on to serve in law enforcement after their military service, we wanted to honor and connect officers in the same secure way through PTWS.”

Similar to TogetherWeServed.com, PTWS members can create a detailed “Shadow Box” page with a permanent record of their service, including memories of people and events and photographs spanning an entire career.

In addition to creating a service history, officers can find and connect with former colleagues. Members who post the agencies, departments, and timeframe in which they served will be presented with an instant listing of other PTWS members whom they may know.

Members can communicate with each other via instant messaging and discussion boards spanning every interest and professional specialty. PTWS boards, including a soon-to-be-announced Police Knowledge Center, are a space for officers across the country to share information, advice, and connect in a police-only environment. These boards are not available on Facebook and other social networking websites. With more than 43,000 departments and 20,000 police patches already represented on the site, PTWS is the most comprehensive U.S. law enforcement online database available.

Joe Lisi, who is a retired NYPD police captain, Marine, and actor who has appeared on “The Sopranos,” “Law and Order,” and “Nurse Jackie” – was one of the site’s first active members. “PTWS is an excellent resource for cops, active and retired alike,” said Lisi. “You can expand your contacts within the law enforcement community; keep abreast of current trends and technologies; and reinforce bonds that exist between officers across the U.S.”

“PTWS is a great way to express personal and emotional issues, all while knowing your involvement is completely secure,” said Detective Natalie Ogonowski of Hillside, NJ, another one of the site’s several hundred founding members. “As a female in a male-dominated field, I love that I can interact with other female officers in a forum just for women.”

Any current or former officers who would like to join the platform can request an invitation at Police.TogetherWeServed.com.