The Durham Regional Police Pensioner Association was started in 1994. The purpose was for fellowship and giving voice to the pensioners concerns. This was supported by both the Police Association and the Police service. In 1994 43 police officers and civilians as a result of the Social contract retired. This large number gave a good start to the Pensioner numbers. There were also concerns with the actions of the Board of the OMERS pension plan. As a result the DRPPA leaders contacted other police pensioner groups and the Police Pensioners Association of Ontario was formed to the represent all retired police personal.
The Durham Regional Police Service was created in 1974 from previous forces from Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Uxbridge, Cannington, Oshawa and Bowmanville. A total of 223 police officers and 25 new recruits started policing the new Region of Durham. Almost every one of those 248 police officers are no longer with the DRPS. Most lasted to retire, some died, and some went on to other walks in life. At the end of 2014 there is almost 375 former police officers and civilian support staff that are retired.