Established on 24 April 1928 in order to help reduce the financial burden police and staff at the Police Department. Without compromising on welfare, KPD has developed from a co-operative society that provides business loans to a conglomerate that until now had assets at book value of RM 689.5 million.
KPD is known as "COMPANY THAT WORKS TO HELP EACH OTHER, THRIFTINESS WITHIN THE POLICE FORCE, IN THE FEDERATED MALAY STATES WITH LIMITED LIABILITY".
On 12 July 1976 a new naming which is "KOPERASI POLIS DIRAJA MALAYSIA BERHAD (KPD)" was introduced.
KPD has diversified and now spreads it's wings to be directly involved in other industries such as:
KPD is one of the four financial institutions recognised by the Parliament as a Bumiputera Fund Agency. The other three financial institutions are Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera (LTAT) and Lembaga Tabung Haji (LTH).