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Our Story – serving Hawaii’s law enforcement community since 1937

Hawaii Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union (HLEFCU) provides a variety of products and services tailored specifically to our law enforcement community and their families.



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    In 1937, a group of Honolulu Police Officers got together to form a credit union to provide their Ohana, the officers’ and employees’ of the Honolulu Police Department, with cost effective financial services. That credit union was, the Honolulu Police Federal Credit Union.

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    Then in 2009, the Credit Union expanded its membership by adding the Kauai Police Department, Hawaii Police Department, Maui Police Department, and other organizations relating to law enforcement. As a result, the Credit Union changed its name to the Hawaii Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union (HLEFCU) to better reflect the diversity of its membership. The Credit Union logo was also changed.

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    hlefcu icon Today, HLEFCU serves more than 14,000+ members across the Hawaiian islands. With more than $214,000,000 in assets, HLEFCU is financially sound and remains a safe place for your money.

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Proudly Serving Hawaii

HLEFCU has been improving the lives of our members and the communities we serve for over 85 years. 

NCUA Insured

All HLEFCU account deposits are federally insured up to $250,000 under the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund (NCUSIF), administered by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Like the FDIC, the NCUSIF is a federally insured fund backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government.

Nationwide Access

co-op network logoAs a member, you have access to 6,000+ CO-OP Network shared branches nationwide. Managing your finances at a shared branch location is exactly like working with your local HLEFCU branch. There is no charge to use shared branching services*, it’s simply another benefit of your membership with us.

*Other financial institutions may reserve the right to assess their own fees or charges for certain transactions

Our Logo

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Decreed by King Kamehameha I around 1797, Kanawai Mamalahoe - the Law of the Splintered Paddle - protects ordinary citizens and travelers from wanton attacks.  It is considered one of the first human rights laws in history and the most important royal edict of Kamehameha I's reign, standing the test of time long after his passing.  Twenty-eight years later, King Kamehameha III included Kanawai Mamalahoe in the Royal Arms of the Kingdom of Hawaii, represented by two crossed paddles and a sail. 

Today, Kanawai Mamalahoe lives on in Article 9, Section 10 of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii and is visually represented in the center of the Honolulu Police Department's badge.  

This deep connection with the laws of Hawaii and its influences on our style of law enforcement influenced us to adopt the Splintered Paddle as our logo.