12 Apr

2017 Denver Police Week Events

Denver Police Week

We are pleased to be a part of the 2017 Denver Police Week activities. This year’s Denver Police Week will be occurring from May 14th – May 20th. Per usual, the statehouse will be lit up blue in honor of our local police officers. We will be updating this post with events as additional information becomes available.

2017 Denver Police Week Events

Thursday, May 18th: The Denver Police Memorial Day Ceremony will be on Thursday, May 18th. The day will progress as follows:

9:00 – 9:45am – Police Museum Reception at the Art Dill Auditorium at 1331 Cherokee St. in Denver. Light refreshments will be provided.

10:00 – 11:00am – Denver Police Memorial Ceremony held at 1331 Cherokee St. Plaza.

Retiree appreciation lunch immediately following in the DPPA Building at 2105 Decatur St. Please RSVP by May 11th to (720) 913-6779 or denverpolicemuseum@gmail.com

Fallen Officer Memorials

Throughout the week there will be fallen officer memorials honoring five police officers that lost their lives. The events are listed below.

Officer Donald J. Seick
Time: May 17, 2017 2pm
Location: 50th Ave (Regis Blvd) and Green Court

William Claassen
Time: May 15, 2017 at 1:00pm
Date: 2805 Downing Street

Thomas O’Connor
Time: May 16, 11:00 am
Location: 13th and Welton street in Denver

Bruce VanderJagt
Time: Thursday, May 18, 9:00 am
Location: Denver Police Headquarters, Art Drill Auditorium, 1331 Cherokee Street

Officer DeHerrera
Time: Friday, May 19, time pending
Location: Denver Police District 1, 1311 West 46th Avenue, Denver

08 Apr

RMLEFCU is Still One of the Healthiest Credit Unions in the Country!

RMLEFCU is a top 10 Healthiest Credit Union by DepositAccounts.

This is huge. Out of over 6,000 credit unions nationwide, RMLEFCU is ranked in the top 10 for the healthiest credit unions in the country. In 2016 and 2017 the Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union received an A+ health rating from DepositAccounts. DepositAccounts is an independent website that tracks more than 275,000 deposit rates and provides health ratings for all federally insured banks and credit unions in the US.

The credit union’s financial health is extremely important to us and we are proud to consistently be recognized for it on a national scale. We take our job of protecting members’ money very seriously and wish to return as much of it as possible back to our members through high dividends on savings, low rates on loans, and superior member service.

Learn more about your financial institution in the video below. Thank you for being a valued member of the Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union and congratulations on being part of a top 10 healthiest credit union.

15 Jun

Get Creative when Searching for College Scholarships

If you will be attending college or university in the Fall of 2016, this article is for you. Beyond applying for financial aid and dipping into your savings account to pay for college, carve out time for searching for college scholarships. Find scholarships nationwide, statewide or even locally using creative means. Scholarships and grants are used synonymously, but the semantics are unimportant – it’s free money that you do not have to pay back – EVER.

  1. High School

Ask your school’s guidance counselor for college scholarship materials. It’s hard to believe that in 2016 certain things exist offline only. But consider these kind of scholarships to have two benefits. First the applicant pool will be small since someone would have to go directly to their guidance counselor and secondly, hardcopy requirements will at least discourage some applicants who feel it is not worth the time if they can apply for another scholarship online.

2.  Employers and community groups

Begin with larger employers, community organizations, and civic organizations. Examples include the Lions Club (find your local chapter or ask a guidance counselor), Rotary, Kiwanis, or Knights of Columbus.

  1. State Scholarships

The above link is for Colorado based scholarships. In addition, your statewide Rocky Mountain Federal Law Enforcement Credit Union offers four William Threlkheld scholarships each year to deserving members. The scholarship is named after the retired Division Chief of the Denver Police Department who passed away on 11/8/11. Requirements include having a 3.0 GPA or higher, being involved in your community and having the potential to succeed at the college level. Apply here.

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24 May

RMLEFCU National Police Week Recap

National Police Week

In celebration of National Police Week, we hosted three open house events at our newly renovated branches. Each event was well attended by RMLEFCU members, their families, friends, and others involved in law enforcement. Entertainment at all the open houses included live music, a photo booth, catering, beverages, and giveaways.

Throughout National Police Week we participated in law enforcement related events around the Denver area. In addition to the events we hosted, our staff gave away swag at our branches during the week in appreciation of our membership and their commitment to law enforcement.

We are very proud to show off the renovations to our valued members. By redesigning our branches and investing in new technology, we have enhanced the member experience. These major physical changes reinforce the fact that our credit union is rock solid thanks to our loyal membership and dedicated leadership team.

View Images from the Photo Booth!

11 May

RMLEFCU Marks National Police Week with Multiple Events

National Police Week events commemorate the lives of officers lost in the line of duty and show appreciation for the diligent work of our law enforcement officers each and every day.

Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union was established in 1938 and seventy-eight years later, remains committed to the service of those who serve ALL of us.

We’ve not only expanded our services but revamped our branch offices. We would like to extend an invite to our National Police Week open houses to our members and their friends and family.

Each of our National Police Week open houses feature live music with local bands, a free food truck and an open bar.

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04 May

National Police Week Activities Honor Sacrifice and Stress Remembrance

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy declared May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and designated the calendar week in which this day occurs as National Police Week to honor law enforcement service and sacrifice. This year National Police Week runs from Sunday, May 15, 2016 through Saturday, May 21, 2016.

There are many national organizations who work diligently to ensure this week pays tribute to our fallen brothers and sisters. Below is a list and the individual events they manage.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund – This group is responsible for the May 13, 2016 Candlelight Vigil honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2015. The vigil takes place on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and those outside of D.C. can view it online by logging onto this site.  In 2015, 123 officers lost their lives and each of their names will be engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Judicial Square following the vigil.

Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA), which organizes the Memorial Service on the west front lawn of the U.S. Capitol. A wreath laying ceremony will immediately follow the service.

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