This is yet another one of those things that is somehow both tricky and frustrating and probably pretty exclusive to those of us living the Law Enforcement Life.
Someone just asked me to join a Facebook Group. I liked the idea of it so I contacted the Administrator who basically said that she couldn't let me join the group unless my Facebook Profile stated my address, city, or town.
I know there are some Cop's Wives who have no problem doing this; they are the same women who actually post pictures of their men in uniform on their page, and do all sorts of things I would never do.
It's not worth it.
If you're reading this as some sort of major guilt trip: get over it. That's not what I'm saying.
What I'm saying is that I take my husband's safety seriously. I also have a child and a dog that I take care of, and with the whole world being SO connected today...I don't fool around.
I don't post pictures or addresses or mention my kid because even perps use Facebook. And if you think their "security" is secure...well. Crazy people are on Twitter all day long. (Trust me on this) And between this, that, and the other thing...there are various ways that someone can seek to do us harm.
So I'm a Safety Girl. Perhaps over the top. Maybe paranoid.
But safe. And that's what counts.
The end result of the Facebook Group was said Administrator saying more or less---I'm paraphrasing here---"I'm so sorry I can't let you in, but I can't break my own rules."
Neither can I.