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Expanding Our Future

Becoming The Police Credit Union

On July 15, 2019, SFPCU officially became known as The Police Credit Union.
For more than 65 years, we have steadily built a strong foundation to provide financial solutions to the unique membership we serve. We know that individuals in law enforcement and their families face unique challenges that come with the occupation, and our experience has provided us with a deeper understanding of their needs. Our new name aligns with our expanded charter, under which we welcome new law enforcement departments, related agencies and their family members throughout the state of California. We’re proud to extend the benefits of membership to these groups as we continue to build our financial strength as a trusted financial partner to our growing law enforcement family.

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Our new name inspired by you.

Our name may have changed, but the things we care about haven't.

Answers to common questions:

Why did we change our name to The Police Credit Union?

The new name reflects everyone we serve – past, present and future. We were established in 1953 by a small group of San Francisco police officers who pooled their resources with the purpose of helping fellow officers' financial needs. The new name will allow us to continue our commitment and legacy through an expanded membership charter to welcome additional law enforcement agencies, first responders and their families throughout California.

Did members vote on this name change?

The decision to change our name from the SF Police Credit Union to The Police Credit Union was a decision that was initiated with careful consideration and sound collection of data over a period of almost five years. As for who made the decision, the credit union's Board of Directors, elected by the membership, voted in 2018 to change the name after months of serious deliberation and review of feedback from our members and potential members within law enforcement throughout the state of California.

Specifically in 2017–2018, we conducted a series of focus groups with our existing members and potential members, within our field of membership of law enforcement active and retired as well as their family members. In Spring 2018, a survey was sent to the entire membership. The valuable feedback we received from these efforts as well as in-depth industry research supported our decision to change our name while encouraging us to remain true to our heritage and strong brand-thus, we retained the words "Police Credit Union" in our name. The new name was selected to reflect inclusiveness of all our law enforcement members, and potential members throughout the state of California.

What is the meaning behind the logo?

The logo is designed to honor our past while continuing to emphasize our focus on law enforcement. The 7-point star is symbolic to law enforcement while the 5-point white star represents the state of California. This white star is positioned to reflect our heartfelt commitment to serving law enforcement throughout California.

Did the credit union merge with another credit union?

No. Our credit union did not merge with another credit union. The new name simply reflects the inclusion of law enforcement throughout California in our field of membership.

Is the credit union relocating or closing any branches?

No, our branch locations will remain the same.

When did the name change officially occur?

We officially became known as The Police Credit Union on July 15, 2019.

Can I still use my existing SFPCU debit and/or credit card?

Yes. Your current SFPCU cards will continue to work. Replacement cards will be issued with the new name and logo later in the year. If you happen to be reissued a debit or VISA card with the SFPCU logo, you may use this card with no problems.

Did the credit union's ABA/Routing & Transit Numbers change?

No. Our ABA/Routing & Transit Number (321076496) remain the same.

Do I need to change my direct deposit or automatic payments?

No. Our routing number and your account number are used to make electronic deposits and those are staying the same. Should you wish to set-up a new direct deposit or automatic payment, please use our new name but our routing and transit number is unchanged.

Can I still use my existing checks?

Yes. You can continue to use your current checks. When you order your next set of new checks, they will display The Police Credit Union name along with the new logo.

Did this affect how you report my loan(s) on my credit report?

The only change has been our new name. Your existing loans will be displayed as The Police CU instead of SF Police Credit Union.

Will my member (account) statements be changing?

The statements will have the new name and logo; the format will remain the same.

Are my deposits still federally insured?

Yes. Your accounts are still federally insured up to $250,000 by National Credit Union Association (NCUA).

Did the credit union's contact information change?

Yes. A few minor changes went into effect on July 15th, 2019:

  • Our home page address is now www.thepolicecu.org
  • Email addresses will be name@thepolicecu.org
  • Note: Our local and toll-free numbers and extensions will remain the same as they are now.

What if I send an email using your old address?

If you use the existing email address name@sfpcu.org, you'll be redirected to the new email address

Have there been any changes to your branch, ATMs or Shared Branch locations?

Our branch locations and hours remain the same. However, our ATMs have been rebranded with our new name. For Shared Branch and ATM locations, please visit our Find a Branch/ATM page.

How has the name change affected employees?

All of our employees are staying on our team and they are looking forward to continuing to provide you with excellent service. There will be no negative impact on them—instead, we expect that the anticipated growth from our name change will provide them with new opportunities for professional growth.

Who do I make my loan payments out to - SF Police CU or The Police CU?

As of July 15, loan payments should be made out to The Police CU.