History & Mission

Originally founded on October 21, 1937, towards the end of the Great Depression, Houston Police Credit Union was created by Houston police officers to establish a financial institution that was owned and operated by the local police force—a financial cooperative. Their mission was to provide reasonably-priced loans and a safe place for life savings for Houston Police Department employees and their families.

The credit union had 14 charter member-owners and in the beginning, was a meager operation. When a member-owner wanted to apply for a loan, an appointed officer would take the paperwork in his squad car to the member-owner and then return the forms to the credit union, which was originally a small office in HPD's Property Room. Alex Laux was the first approved loan. The loan limit was $25.00.

In 1966, with over 2,150 member-owners and $2.5 million in total assets, the credit union grew large enough to warrant moving out of HPD headquarters and into a separate building. Located at 1600 Memorial Drive, it is still in use as the main branch today.

Membership, assets, and product and service offerings have continued to increase over the years. With a board of directors comprised of HPD executives and officers, the credit union has continued to remain relevant to the lives of its member-owners, even adapting the drive-up at the main branch to accommodate various official vehicles including SWAT trucks and helicopters.

As our membership has grown, so has the credit union. As of 2022, the credit union serves HPD staff, employees, and their families in three locations. Membership has grown to over 31,700 and assets have reached over $961 million. From serving academy recruits with equipment loans to retirement savings and planning, our credit union has become a vital part of our member-owners' lives through every stage of their career.

14 Charter Member-Owners
  • R. R. Simmons
  • D. G. Turner
  • W. N. Daut
  • H. E. Keller
  • D. E. Drennan
  • Y. D. Mayes
  • M. G. Raney
  • L. C. DeWeese
  • S. H. LeStrange
  • J. G. Irwin
  • A. A. Fowler
  • C. A. Williams
  • Lily Guinn Owen
  • J. E. Murray

1966 Office Staff
  • R. F. Gaudin, Manager/Assistant Treasurer
  • Margie Harris, Assistant Treasurer
  • Ann Tardy, Loan Officer/Cashier
  • Mary Bruce, Clerk
1966 Board of Directors
  • G. L. Seber, Chairman
  • S. M. Laird, 1st Vice Chairman
  • Earl E. Kirkland, Secretary-Treasurer
  • L. C. Colley, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
  • Leroy Mouser, Member
  • O. H. Vahldiek, Member
  • J. E. Goodman, Member

Our Mission

Houston Police Credit Union exists to promote the financial well-being of its member-owners. We will maintain the financial strength of the credit union through a broad range of innovative financial products, prudent management of member-owners' resources and the excellent service provided by a dedicated, well-trained staff.



Board of Directors


Bobby Camp,



Mattie Provost,
Vice Chairman



Richard Retz,



Mark Smith,
Assistant Secretary-Treasurer



Milton "Wyatt" Martin,
Membership Officer



Scott Simmons,


Chris Hassig

Chris Hassig,

Management Team

Kimberly Foster,


Darlene Davis,
Vice President/Chief Operations Officer


Michael Botello,
Vice President/Chief Lending Officer


Candice Harris,
Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer


LeDetri Jenkins,
Vice President/Chief Financial Officer


Wayne Stafford,
Vice President/Chief Information Officer


Willie Porter,
Assistant Vice President


Patty Brennan,
Assistant Vice President


Claudia Flores,
Assistant Vice President


Gerasia White,
Assistant Vice President


Kimberly Wooden,
Assistant Vice President


David Key,
Assistant Vice President IT


Jesse Schroeder,
Assistant Vice President IT





Supervisory Committee

Steven Jolivette
Steven Jolivette,


Teresa Curry,


Jennifer Baldwin,


Bridgett M. Taylor
Bridgett M. Taylor,


Rhonda Williams,





About The Credit Union Movement

Credit Unions are unlike any other financial institution. They are unique in that they are not-for-profit cooperatives and are owned by their member-owners. Credit Unions were built upon a cooperative movement more than 150 years ago. To this day, this cooperative philosophy of "People Helping People" continues to drive the credit union movement. This page is a brief summary about credit unions and will help you understand "the credit union difference."


Supporting the Community

In keeping with the seventh cooperative principle, "concern for the community," Houston Police Credit Union works to support the Houston Police Department and aid the police community in many ways. HPCU is involved in a multitude of community outreach programs and charitable events, some of which include:

  • Stars and Stripes Charity Golf Tournament
  • Wounded Warrior Reception
  • Severe Weather and Emergency Preparedness
  • Back-to-School Drive
  • Look Good, Feel Good Event
  • 9/11 Heroes Run
  • Christmas Social and Gift Giving Event for Disadvantaged Seniors
  • Crime Prevention for Senior Citizens

HPCU’s board of directors, management team and staff also generously volunteer their time to support the credit union movement and HPD and police community initiatives.

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