The Special Protection Group (SPG) was raised in 1985 with the intention to provide proximate security cover to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members. SPG officers are ingrained in high leadership qualities, professionalism, knowledge of proximate security and inculcate the culture of leading from the front. SPG has strived to achieve this by adopting innovative methods not only in its own working, but also in the overall security arrangements in collaboration with the IB and State/ UT police forces. It is because of the high leadership qualities, professionalism and knowledge of its officers that SPG ensures fail proof and zero-error security for its Protectees.
Since inception of SPG, the saga of bravery is very well established. SPG officers have been so far awarded by 01 Shaurya Chakra, 43 President's Police Medals for distinguished Service and 323 Police Medals for Meritorious Service. SPG also has the honour of its first Director being awarded the Padma Shri. However, SPG is no longer satisfied with being the best in the country and is aspiring beyond the national boundaries and has entered into a new phase in its evolution. One could say with an element of confidence that the SPG ranks amongst the best organizations of its genre worldwide. SPG officers are trained to offer, if necessary, the supreme sacrifice to ensure that the sacred task assigned to the organization by the Government is fulfilled at all costs. SPG has completed 36 years of glorious history.