Police Co-op Milestones and Timeline

Timeline

1925
Co-operative Societies’ Ordinance
Co-operative Societies’ Ordinance

The Co-operative Societies' Ordinance of 1924 came into effect, which allowed organisations to register and operate as co-operative thrift and loan societies.

1926
Registration of Singapore Police Co-operative Thrift and Loan Society (SPCTLS)
Registration of Singapore Police Co-operative Thrift and Loan Society (SPCTLS)

On 18 August, the Sharikat Polis Repablik Singapura Bekerja Sama-Sama Jimat Chermat, Menyimpan Dan Pinjaman Wang Dengan Tanggongan Berhad or the Singapore Police Co-operative Thrift and Loan Society (SPCTLS) was formally registered with the Registrar of Co-operative Societies for the Straits Settlements and the Federated Malay States.

A First for Uniformed Personnel
A First for Uniformed Personnel

The first co-operative society to be registered for uniformed personnel in the Singapore Government Service.

1934
8th Annual General Meeting of SPCTLS
8th Annual General Meeting of SPCTLS

Preside over by Society Patron, Mr H. Fairburn, Inspector General of Police, membership was listed as 1,700 and the Society claimed to have S$150,000 available in capital accounts.

1942
Cessation of Co-operative Societies
Cessation of Co-operative Societies

Singapore surrendered to the Japanese; all co-operative societies ceased operations during the Occupation. The Japanese Occupation ended in 1945; civil government restored in April 1946.

1947
Registration of Police Co-op
Registration of Police Co-op

Headed by the First Welfare Officer of the Singapore Police, ASP H. Hall, Police Co-op officially registered and began operations.

1949
Huge Membership Growth
Huge Membership Growth

By 1949, the Co-op increased from 1,956 to 2,347 members.

1953
Silver Jubilee Scholar Fund
Silver Jubilee Scholar Fund

Police Co-op launched this fund to aid the children of members who were killed in action during the Malayan Emergency or who were otherwise incapacitated and invalided out of the service.

1966
Education Scholarships
Education Scholarships

Police Co-op presented 197 education scholarship awards to children of Society members at a special ceremony at the Police Training School.

1970
Relocation of Police Co-op to Hill Street
Relocation of Police Co-op to Hill Street

Police Co-op moved to Hill Street Police Station and Barracks along with the Police Welfare Division.

1980
Opening of First Police Co-op Store
Opening of First Police Co-op Store

The Kinloss Retail Shop was named after its initial location in the Kinloss House (next to former Ladyhill Hotel) located near No. 3 Lady Hill Road.

1981
Relocation of Police Coop to Lady Hill Road
Relocation of Police Coop to Lady Hill Road

The Co-operative moved to No. 3 Lady Hill Road, the site of the Kinloss House, which would lend its name to the Co-operative’s Kinloss Retail Shop.

1984
Renaming of Society
Renaming of Society

The Singapore Police Thrift & Loan Society was renamed the Singapore Police Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society Ltd. Premier Security Co-operative Society Ltd, a joint venture between Police Coop and the Singapore Government Servants’ Co-operative Thrift and Loan Society Ltd (currently known as The Singapore Government Staff Credit Co-operative Society Ltd), was

Establishment of Premier Security Co-operative Ltd
Establishment of Premier Security Co-operative Ltd

Premier Security Co-operative Ltd was established as a joint venture between Police Co-op and The Singapore Government Staff Credit Co-operative Society Ltd, Premier Security sets a high bar for both the co-operative movement and the security industry in Singapore.

1986
Implementation of GIRO Scheme
Implementation of GIRO Scheme

The Society successfully negotiated with Overseas Union Bank (OUB) to implement the General Interbank Recurring Order (GIRO) Scheme for Society members.

1991
Launch of Fixed Deposit Scheme
Launch of Fixed Deposit Scheme

The Fixed Deposit Scheme was launched.

1992
Purchase of Hua Bao Building
Purchase of Hua Bao Building

Police Co-op purchased the six-storey Hua Bao Building at 21 Middle Road.

Establishment of SECOM
Establishment of SECOM

The Society became a shareholder of SECOM (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a security management firm. SECOM provides comprehensive security management services to corporate clients looking for professional, reliable, and effective security solutions.

1993
Renaming of Society to Singapore Police Cooperative Society Ltd
Renaming of Society to Singapore Police Cooperative Society Ltd

The Singapore Multi-Purpose Co-operative Society Ltd was renamed the Singapore Police Co-operative Society Limited.

1994
Police Co-op was awarded a Commendation Plaque
Police Co-op was awarded a Commendation Plaque

Police Co-op was awarded a Commendation Plaque by the Singapore National Co-operative Federation Ltd for its reputation as a progressive Society and its on-going contributions to the cooperative society movement in Singapore.

1996
Singapore Police Cooperative Club Formed
Singapore Police Cooperative Club Formed

The Singapore Police Co-operative Club was formed and opened at 21 Middle Road.

1999
Launch of Police Co-op’s Website and New Logo
Launch of Police Co-op’s Website and New Logo

The launch of the Co-operative’s new logo. The first version of the dedicated website for Police Co-op was launched, which marked the Co-operatives first venture into cyber-space.

Established Choice Decor Co-operative Society Ltd
Established Choice Decor Co-operative Society Ltd

In December, Choice Decor Co-operative Society Ltd was registered, specializing in interior design, contract services and renovation works.

Purchase of 259 & 261 Holland Avenue
Purchase of 259 & 261 Holland Avenue

Police Co-op purchased two shop units located at Holland Avenue

2000
Purchase of 81 Club Street Conservation Shophouse
Purchase of 81 Club Street Conservation Shophouse

A conservation shophouse at 81 Club Street, believed to be the oldest structure along this street, was added to the portfolio.

2001
Launch of Automated Interactive Voice Response System
Launch of Automated Interactive Voice Response System

First use of an automated Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) which allowed members round-the-clock access to information on their accounts.

2003
Purchase of 3 Strata Floors at Sims Avenue
Purchase of 3 Strata Floors at Sims Avenue

The Co-operative added three strata-floors of the SK Building at 250 Sims Avenue to its portfolio of properties

2004
Choice Decor Official Opening
Choice Decor Official Opening

In January, Choice Decor held their official opening at Block 22, Sin Ming Road, 01-232.

Relocation of the Society
Relocation of the Society

After the renaming of the SPCS Building, the Co-operative moved its operations on 18 February 2004 from Middle Road to the former SK Building at Sims Avenue.

Funds Crossing $100 Million
Funds Crossing $100 Million

The Co-operative announced a success of Members' Fund crossing the $100 million threshold, a big accomplishment.

2006
Incorporation of SPCS Consultancy Pte Ltd
Incorporation of SPCS Consultancy Pte Ltd

SPCS Consultancy Pte Ltd, a joint venture with SECOM (Singapore) Pte Ltd, was incorporated on 27 July 2006

2010
Purchase of 2 Commercial Units at Guthrie Building
Purchase of 2 Commercial Units at Guthrie Building

The Co-operative purchased two commercial units at Guthrie Building, 150 Changi Road.

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Last Updated on November 17, 2023