Stephen Tacchini's career in the San Francisco Police Department began in 1973 when he was a teenager, working as a cadet at the Hall of Justice. He joined the Department in 1977 and as a patrol officer, served at Northern and Mission Stations. After promotions to Sergeant and Inspector, Steve served at assignments in Administration and Investigations. He rose through the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain, Commander and Deputy Chief of Field Operations Bureau. He has supervised officers at Administration, Investigations and Patrol (including the Tactical Unit). Steve is very familiar with every aspect of the San Francisco Police Department. He last role with SFPD was the Commanding Officer of the Traffic Company.
During those years Steve met and married his wife of twenty-six years, Lauretta. They have two sons, James who is 25 and Michael 22. He also found time to return to school and earn his Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University.
Steve began his membership with the SF Police Credit Union the same year he became a Cadet; 1973. He is grateful to the Credit Union for making possible the purchase of his first home, autos, education and providing "stable and secure investment options." He began serving as a volunteer in 1995 and has served on the Membership Committee, Supervisory Committee and, for the past seven years, the Board of Directors. He states he volunteers because he enjoys working with the dedicated members and employees of the SFPCU. Their professional performance has kept the Credit Union strong stable and secure and he intends to work hard into the future to maintain that status.