Texas Police Chiefs Association Conference

National Police Credit Union Vice President Jorge Mendoza and Branch Representative Shenicka Wiggins were honored to the Texas Police Chiefs Association Conference, which was held in Galveston, TX, from April 11 – 14, 2022.

Oregon Association Chiefs of Police Annual Conference

National Police Credit Union Vice President Kacey Smith and Division President Jim Bedinger were honored to attend the Oregon Association Chiefs of Police Annual Conference, which was held in Bend, OR, from April 12 – 15, 2022.

FOP Leadership Matters Conference

National Police Credit is honored to be attending the FOP Leadership Matters conference, which is being held in Nashville, TN from February 3 – 5, 2022. Pictured (left to right) are Michael Forte, FOP New Jersey Lodge 166, winner of our $100 Raffle gift card, with National Police Credit Union Division President Jim Bedinger. #FOP […]

Georgia Sheriff’s Association’s Winter Conference

National Police Credit Union Vice President Kacey Smith and Division President Jim Bedinger were honored to attend the 2022 Georgia Sheriff’s Association‘s Winter Conference, which was held in Atlanta, GA from January 18-19, 2022.

New Mexico Law Enforcement Conference

Vice President Kacey Smith and Division President Jim Bedinger were honored to attend the New Mexico Law Enforcement Conference, which was held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from December 8-9, 2021.

Social Media The Internet and Law Enforcement Conference

National Police Credit Union Division President Jim Bedinger and Vice president Kacey Smith were honored to attend the SMILE (Social Media The Internet and Law Enforcement) Conference, which was held in Scottsdale, AZ from November 1-5, 2021.

National Police Credit Union’s Signature Police Mortgage Featuring Killed in the Line of Duty Loan Protection Provides Law Enforcement Officers with Long-Term Benefits and Financial Peace of Mind

National Police Credit Union, the first and only full-service financial institution created solely for law enforcement officers and their families across the country, proudly offers Police Mortgages featuring Killed in the Line of Duty Loan Protection, a special free-of-charge debt cancellation benefit created exclusively for active full-time sworn law enforcement officers. Killed in the Line of Duty Protection […]

National FOP’s Biennial National Conference & Expo – raffle winner

National Police Credit Union is honored to be attending the National FOP’s Biennial National Conference & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Congratulations to our $100 gift card winner, Ed Hendrickson of North Carolina Iredell County FOP Lodge 10, who is pictured with National Police Credit Union Lending Sales Representative Fawn Lawson.

National FOP’s Biennial National Conference & Expo

National Police Credit Union is honored to attend the National FOP’s Biennial National Conference & Expo, which is being held August 15 – 19 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pictured (l to r) are Lending Sales Representative Fawn Lawson, Vice President Kacey Smith, Vice President Jorge Mendoza, and Division President Jim Bedinger.

National Constables & Marshals Association Conference – Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Brazoria County Precinct 2 Constable Willie Howell (left) for winning our $100 Visa gift card during the National Constables & Marshals Association 2021 NCMA Training Conference. Presenting the gift card is National Police Credit Union Division President Jim Bedinger.

Educational Scholarship Essay Contest Winner

Pictured (l to r): Jim Bedinger, Division President of National Police Credit Union; Faith P., winner of our 2021 Educational Scholarship Essay Contest; and Scott Arney, CEO of Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union. How has Law Enforcement shaped your life? September 23, 2002, was not just the day that my dad graduated from the police […]

Texas Municipal Police Association

Division President Jim Bedinger and Vice President Jorge Mendoza are honored to be attending the Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) annual conference in Las Colinas, TX.

Arizona Narcotic Officers Association

National Police Credit Union Business Development Representative Kameron Abear and Vice President Jorge Mendoza are honored to be attending the Arizona Narcotic Officers Association’s 33rd Annual Training Conference and Vendor Show, which is being held July 19 – 22 in Phoenix, AZ.

Indiana State FOP Meeting

Division President Jim Bedinger is honored to attend the Indiana State FOP Meeting in French Lick, IN.

IPPFA Illinois Pension Conference

Division President Jim Bedinger is honored to attend the IPPFA Illinois Pension Conference, which is being held in Lincolnshire, IL from May 5 – 7, 2021.

K9 Trials

Kameron Abear and Kacey Smith are honored to represent National Police Credit Union at the K9 Trials sponsored by the Scottsdale Police Department and Circle K on April 17 and 18, 2021.

Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Venus Police Department Chief James Groom, who is the winner of our $100 Visa Gift Card Raffle at the Texas Police Chiefs Association Conference. Pictured is Chief Groom with National Police Credit Union Vice President Jorge Mendoza.

National FOP’s Leadership Matters Seminar

Vice President Rob Windoffer is honored to be attending the National Fraternal Order of Police’s Leadership Matters Seminar in Nashville, TN, which is scheduled for February 11 – 13, 2021.

LEAD Day 2021 – Fort Myers

National Police Credit Union visited the Fort Myers Police Department to say, “Thank You” and drop off treats in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, officially recognized on Jan. 9th.

LEAD DAY 2021 – Cora

National Police Credit Union visited the Cape Cora Police Department to say, “Thank You” and drop off treats in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, officially recognized on Jan. 9th.

LEAD Day 2021 – Mesquite

National Police Credit Union visited the Mesquite Police Department to say, “Thank You” and drop off a bag of swag in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, officially recognized on January 9th.

Mesa FOP Meeting

Vice President Kacey Smith and Business Development Representative Kameron Abear were honored to attend and present our services at the Monday, May 17, 2021 Mesa FOP Meeting.

LEAD Day 2021 – Dallas

National Police Credit Union visited the Dallas Police Department to say, “Thank You” and drop off a bag of swag in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, officially recognized on January 9th.

Back the Blue Golf Tournament

Vice President Jorge Mendoza is honored to be attending the Back the Blue Golf Tournament supporting Assist the Officer Foundation of Dallas in Dallas, Texas. National Police Credit Union is a proud sponsor of this amazing event.

Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police

Regional Vice Presidents Rob Windoffer and Kacey Smith were honored to attend and present at the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police meeting in Nashville, TN on February 6th.

FOP’s #LeadershipMatters

Division President Jim Bedinger and Regional Vice President Rob Windoffer were honored to attend the FOP’s #LeadershipMatters, which was held in Nashville.

Weber FOP Lodge 1

National Police Credit Union Regional Vice President Kacey Smith was honored to attend the Weber FOP Lodge 1 meeting in Ogden, Utah.

Metropolitain FOP Lodge #32 in Louisville

‪National Police Credit Union was honored to attend Metropolitan FOP Lodge #32’s “Shop With A Cop” program in Louisville, KY. Pictured (l to r) are Lodge President Ryan Shaw and NPCU Regional Vice President Rob Windoffer.

Celebrating Women in Law Enforcement in Yavapai County

National Police Credit Union was honored to attend the 2019 Recognition Luncheon, “Celebrating Women in Law Enforcement in Yavapai County,” which was held in Sedona, AZ. Pictured (l to r) are Business Development Representative Kameron Abear and Regional Vice President Kacey Smith.

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Introduction

Did you know that every 2 seconds there is a new victim of identity theft? Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans have had their information compromised from a data breach and one-third (1/3) of those victims have experienced identity theft. Unfortunately, those breaches can take an average of three months to discover.* The Facts According to Experian’s […]

Arizona Homicide Investigator Association

Pictured is National Police Credit Union Regional Vice President Kacey Smith congratulating our raffle winner, Stephen Kadelak, during the Arizona Homicide Investigator Association’s annual conference.

Arizona Women’s Initiative Network Conference

National Police Credit Union was honored to attend this week’s Arizona Women’s Initiative Network Conference, which was held in Tucson, AZ. Pictured (l to r) is Tempe Police Department Chief Sylvia Moir with National Police Credit Union Regional Vice President Kacey Smith and Business Development Representative Kameron Abear.

2019 FOP Biennial National Conference & Expo

National Police Credit Union was honored to attend the 2019 FOP Biennial National Conference & Expo, which was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pictured (l to r) are Vice President Kacey Smith, Vice President Rob Windoffer, Branch Manager Jorge Mendoza, and Business Development Representative Kameron Abear.

National Police Foundation Leadership Conference

Pictured are Scott Arney, Jim Bedinger and Ken Bator, who just wrapped the Credit Union’s inaugural National Police Foundation Leadership Conference, which was held in Chicago from August 11-13. Much insight was gleaned from an incredibly talented pool of individuals who are making a difference in the lives of LEOs across the country!

Midwest Security & Police Conference and Expo

Pictured (l to r) are National Police Credit Union Division President Jim Bedinger and Director of Sales John Gordon, who were honored attend the Midwest Security & Police Conference and Expo, held in the Tinley Park Convention Center.

Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police

National Police Credit Union Division President Jim Bedinger and Vice President Rob Windoffer were proud to attend the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police Vendor Hall on July 24, 2019.

KY Chief’s of Police Conference

National Police Credit Union Division President Jim Bedinger and Vice President Rob Windoffer were honored to attend the KY Chief’s of Police Conference in Owensboro on August 31, 2019.

The Texas Municipal Police Association

National Police Credit Union was honored to attend the TMPA’s Annual Conference in Houston on August 3, 2019. Pictured (l to r) are National Police Credit Union Division President Jim Bedinger and Jorge Mendoza, along with our TMPA Field Representative Yolanda Davis.

Law Enforcement Summit

National Police Credit Union Division President Jim Bedinger congratulates Apache Junction Chief Thomas Kelly, who won a $100 Visa gift card during our raffle at the Law Enforcement Summit in Flagstaff, AZ on July 17, 2019. Congratulations , Sir! Thank you for stopping by!

Paradise Valley

National Police Credit Union was pleased to present a series of free Financial Wellness Seminars for Paradise Valley Police Department. Pictured above are team members from National Police Credit Union, including (l to r) Kameron Abear, Business Development Representative; Gwendolyn Hawkins, a Certified Credit Union Financial Counselor (CCUFC) with over 25 years of experience assisting […]

Phoenix Police Foundation’s Women In Blue Awards

National Police Credit Union was proud to serve as a sponsor of Phoenix Police Foundation’s 2nd Annual “Women in Blue” Awards Ceremony, which was held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Pictured with the fine “Women in Blue” are Division President Jim Bedinger and Vice President Kacey Smith.

K9 Desert Dog Trials

National Police Credit Union had a blast at the 2019 K9 Desert Dog Trials on April 6 and 7 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

KY FOP Lodge 25

National Police Credit Union was so impressed with MOD Pizza’s outstanding ongoing support of KY FOP Lodge 25! Their resounding generosity and delicious pizzas made a fantastic evening all the more memorable! (National Police Credit Union Vice President Rob Windoffer had a hard time deciding which one to eat!) Thank you KY FOP Lodge 25 AND MOD Pizza!

Kentucky FOP Lodge 25 Meeting

Division President Jim Bedinger and Vice President Rob Windoffer were honored to attend the Kentucky FOP Lodge 25 meeting on March 22, 2019. We also attended that weekend’s Kentucky State FOP‘s Kentucky Spring Board Meeting, as well as sponsored one of the Hospitality Suites.

Louisville Metro Police Department Awards Celebration

Pictured, with his wife, is Officer David Moss, who was one of the four Medal of Honor recipients recognized at Louisville Metro Police Department’s Awards Celebration hosted by the Louisville Metro Police Foundation on March 15, 2019. National Police Credit Union was a proud sponsor of the Medal of Honor.

FOP Leadership Matters

Division President Jim Bedinger and Vice President of Business Development Rob Windoffer attend the National FOP Leadership Matters Seminar in Nashville on February 2, 2019.

Arizona Rangers

National Police Credit Union is honored to be attending the Arizona Rangers Meeting in Phoenix on January 26, 2019.

Introducing Killed in the Line of Duty Loan Protection

(Chicago, IL, January 2019) Division President Jim Bedinger is pleased to announce that National Police Credit Union now offers Killed in the Line of Duty Loan Protection, which is only available at five financial institutions across the county. Killed in the Line of Duty Loan Protection is a special debt cancellation benefit created solely for active full-time Law Enforcement Officers. […]

Louisville FOP Officer’s Lounge

National Police Credit Union Vice President Rob Windoffer is pictured at the FOP Officer’s Lounge in downtown Louisville, KY. He’s available to discuss our many financial service opportunities for families in Law Enforcement, answer questions, and sign up new members. Plus, he has great give-always, so be sure to stop by and say hello!

New Mexico Law Enforcement Conference

National Police Credit Union Vice President Kacey Smith and Division President Jim Bedinger are honored to be attending the New Mexico Law Enforcement Conference on December 12 – 13, 2018.

Women in Yavapai County Law Enforcement

National Police Credit Union was proud to be a sponsor of the October 17 luncheon to Celebrate Women in Yavapai County Law Enforcement. Pictured is Prescott Police Department Chief Debora Black with National Police Credit Union Division President Jim Bedinger. ‬

Mindset

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right. I don’t know who first said those words, but I grew up hearing them and I don’t remember a time when I was not aware of the meaning of that statement. In fact, the older I get, the more meaningful this statement […]

A theory of evolution

Before we get started, please note that the title begins with an “A” not a “The” and that the rest of the title is deliberately not capitalized. This is not a thesis on “The Theory of Evolution” nor is it even an alternative view on the subject. The evolution that this title refers to is […]

One Size Does Not Fit All

As an employee of a federally chartered financial institution, I am painfully aware of the “one size fits all” approach to rules and regulations. Every one of us has experienced this approach at various times in our lives. Whether it has been as a student, a client, a patient, a family member, or as an […]

Personal Awareness and Self Accountability

It is my personal observation, compiled and tested over an extended period of time, that two traits are absolutely essential if you are going to be successful in business. You must possess a strong degree of personal awareness and you have to be willing to consistently hold yourself accountable to your own standard of excellence. […]

AACOP (Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police)

National Police Credit Union Vice President Kacey Smith and Division President Jim Bedinger are honored to be attending the AACOP (Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police) Laughlin Training and Vendor Expo in Laughlin, Nevada on September 11 -13, 2018.

AZ Women’s Initiative Network

National Police Credit Union Division President Jim Bedinger and Vice President Kacey Smith are excited to be attending the AZ Women’s Initiative Network (AZWIN) conference.

The Value of Collaboration

Leaders lead by example, by bringing people together and helping them to see the value in an objective and then encouraging them to do everything they can to justify their spot on the team and to make their teammates proud. How do you define collaboration and where does it fit in your decision making process? […]

Mesa Police Department Patrol Briefings

Kacey Smith and Jim Bedinger are excited to be attending Patrol Briefings all month long at Mesa Police Department to introduce our services and help set up accounts. National Police Credit Union understands and respects the time constraints associated with a career in Law Enforcement, so we make it a point to work around your schedule and, […]

Time for the Tough to Get Going

You have undoubtedly heard some variation of the following… “The time to make your mark is during times of adversity,” or “When times get tough, the tough get going.” There are a whole lot of people and businesses that have had a “tough time” dealing with economic turmoil in recent years. Lately, however, the news […]

FAQs (During Hard Times)

Have you ever thought about how much more inquisitive you are when times are tough then when everything is going great? Have you noticed how much more attentive to detail you are when a bill is more than you expected versus less? Whatever the current state of our economy happens to be, we have definitely, […]

Economic Freedom

Arguably, the greatest freedom of all is the freedom of choice, the power to make your own decisions and command your own destiny. Amongst all of the decisions that you can make in your life, your financial decisions typically have some of the largest impacts, positive or negative, on the quality of your life and […]

Arizona State FOP Conference

Vice President Kacey Smith and Division President Jim Bedinger are proud to be attending the Arizona State FOP Conference.

Arizona Law Enforcement Summit

Vice President Kacey Smith and Division President Jim Bedinger are proud to be attending the Arizona Law Enforcement Summit in Flagstaff, AZ.

Introducing: Beyond The Call Podcast

National Police Credit Union is pleased to sponsor Beyond The Call, the new podcast for Law Enforcement Professionals and those who support them. Beyond The Call is co-hosted by Kacey Smith, National Police Credit Union Vice President; and Ken Bator, Founder and CEO of the Police Officers’ Credit Union Association (POCUA). For more information and […]

NPCU On Catering To Police Needs

Article reprinted from Pymnts.com (June 22, 2018) Law enforcement faces a variety of career-related concerns, from staying financially afloat during police academy training to confronting the risks of on-the-job personal injury. As such, many find that their work lives and monetary concerns may not be neatly answered by the offerings of civilian-focused financial institutions (FIs). FIs that cater […]

Create Your Own Financial Plan

Whether you consider yourself a savvy investor with money to burn or you feel as though you are struggling to make ends meet, the act of creating a plan to understand and manage your own personal finances is a necessity if you hope to gain and maintain control of your own financial situation. Next to […]

Phoenix Police Foundation

National Police Credit Union had a great time in Phoenix, AZ this week! Pictured (l to r): Phoenix Police Foundation President Timothy Thomas; Phoenix Police Department Chief Jeri Williams; National Police Credit Union Vice President Kacey Smith; and National Police Credit Union Division President Jim Bedinger.

Freeze! (and then do a few other things)

Understanding Data Breaches and Identity Theft If you’ve never been a victim of an information security breach, or had your credit card data compromised, or even paid much attention to the importance of securing and protecting your personal information, chances are you may now have a different perspective.  You and your family are at risk […]

How are Financial Institutions Insured?

Question: How are banks and credit unions insured and to what degree is my money protected should my financial institution fail? Answer: Your money is insured up to the exact same levels whether it is deposited at a bank or a credit union. In fact, banks and credit unions are regulated in almost exactly the […]

Understanding the Financial Condition of Banks and Credit Unions

Question: How can I obtain information on the financial condition of my bank or credit union, and what should I be looking for once I obtain this information? Answer: Most banks are publicly held and, therefore, are required to publish detailed balance sheet, and profit and loss information.  Sometimes this information is available on their web site […]

Phoenix Police Foundation’s Women in Blue Awards Event

National Police Credit Union was honored to attend the Phoenix Police Foundation’s Women in Blue Awards Event.  Pictured at the event are (l to r): Gilbert Police Department Commander Carrie Candler, Community Advocate Award Recipient Phoenix Police Officer Jennifer Kuleff, Mesa Police Department Assistant Chief Sharon Burlingame, Up and Comer Award Recipient Cadet Chief Savannah […]

What is a Home Equity Loan?

If you are fortunate enough to have some equity in your home after going on a wild ride in the real estate market over the last eight years, cherish that equity and use it (or maintain it) wisely.  If you need to borrow, a home equity loan remains one of the best alternatives for accessing funds […]

Meet Jim Bedinger

Division President, National Police Credit Union Jim Bedinger’s distinguished career includes his ongoing 24-year run with the Credit union, a full-service financial institution which has been serving the financial needs of Police Officers and their families for over eight decades. A marketing division of Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union, National Police Credit Union is the […]

Meet Scott Arney

Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit Union was established in 1938 as a “blue shirts” organization open only to police officers on the beat. Today, the Credit Union serves officers of all ranks and their immediate family members. Led by CEO Scott Arney since 2002, Chicago Patrolmen’s Federal Credit serves […]

Meet Kacey Smith

Vice President, Business Development, National Police Credit Union Born in the Golden State and raised in Nebraska, Kacey Smith always knew she was destined to help others. Since settling into her cross-country career move from The Windy City to Arizona, she can safely say that her dreams have come true. She is beyond excited to […]