Message from the President
The Hamilton Police Retirees Association (HPRA) has over 900 eligible members which include retired service members and the surviving spouses of members who have passed on.
The HPRA holds social events throughout the year to maintain a connection with our members. This includes the annual Spring Luncheon at Michelangelo’s Banquet Centre. This annual event is sponsored by the Hamilton Police Retirees Association, the Hamilton Police Service Board, the Chief’s Office and the Hamilton Police Association.
The HPRA Retirees enjoy the feeling that they belong to the overall “Family” that is the Hamilton Police Service through our events. This support continues with the annual Tribute Dinner recognizing the surviving spouses of members that have left us.
In partnership with the Hamilton Police Historical Society and Museum (HPHSM), the HPRA provides many volunteer hours for events requesting the display of the 1966 Studebaker Cruiser and the Bomb Truck at various fairs, festivals and car shows. The HPHSM have added a renewed horse drawn Patrol Wagon to our historic vehicles that we display at events for which the HPRA provides volunteers.
The HPRA Retirees have also participated at the Ceremony of Remembrance organized by the Ontario Police Memorial Foundation in Toronto, the Canadian Police and Peace Officers Memorial in Ottawa and the Hamilton Remembrance Day Garrison Parade. We thank those retirees that attended and participated with the Hamilton Police Service contingent.
Our retirees continue to volunteer hundreds of hours operating the events such as the HPRA Golf Tournament, HPRA Turkey Roll and other functions for our retirees and the community.
We will continue to serve as ambassadors of the Hamilton Police Service to the community and help anyway we can to display the rich history and heritage of one great Police Service we once served as working members.
Darlene Shepherd, President
Hamilton Police Retirees Association