Membership

OUR CHARTER

The POLICE Federal Credit Union of Omaha was originally chartered in 1958 to provide the Omaha Police Department with much needed financial resources. As the credit union grew, more groups were added to our field of membership. However, our original focus was law enforcement and, being true to our roots, we now have a “Police Protection Industry” charter which encompasses the entire state of  NEBRASKA and IOWA.

WHO CAN JOIN?

ALL employees and their immediate families (sworn and civilian) of federal, state, county and municipal agencies or departments engaged in the police protection industry and who work in NEBRASKA OR IOWA are now eligible to join. This includes:

  • All Police Department employees
  • All Sheriffs' Office employees
  • All University and Community College Police Officers
  • All Correctional Facilities employees
  • All Constables
  • All Jail employees
  • All Nebraska State Patrol employees
  • All FBI employees
  • All DEA employees
  • All ATF employees
  • All Airport Police
  • All Park Police
  • All Federal Police Services employees
  • All Emergency Dispatch Department employees
  • All Government Criminal Investigation Office
  • All Secret Service employees
  • All Government Marshals' Office employees
  • All Nebraska Humane Society Animal Control Officers
  • All U.S. Customs & Immigration Officers
  • All Military Police
  • Any and all other Police Protection Industry employees working in Nebraska or Iowa
  • Immediate family members of existing members

    If you are eligible for membership, but not a current member, we urge you to apply. OPFCU is more than just a financial institution. Our members often consider us a part of their family. That's the perfect reason to invite your family members to join the POLICE Federal Credit Union of Omaha as well.

    HOW TO JOIN

    If you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, stop by either location (Omaha or Papillion) to fill out a membership application, submit an application from our web site Online Applications, call 402-391-4040 or e-mail Member Services to request an application be mailed to you.

    Opening a share savings account with as little as $5.00 gives you a stake in the credit union. It's what makes OPFCU different from other financial institutions. You're not just an account number – you're a member and part owner.

    As soon as you join, your immediate family members are also eligible to join including your spouse, children, parents, siblings, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparents and grandchildren.

    So join today and take advantage of the wide array of products and services OPFCU has to offer.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW ACCOUNT: To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents. We ask for your understanding as we work to support these efforts to maintain security of your funds and our country.

    ORIGINAL MEMBERSHIP

    Omaha Police Department
     As the original group for our core membership, the Omaha Police Department represented the majority of our membership. The OPD was established in 1857 and a couple of months later, J.A. Miller was named the first City Marshal. In 1866, the force had four men. The OPD had many different locations. The current headquarters location was built between 1968-70. For more information on OPD, visit their web site at http://opd.ci.omaha.ne.us/.