"Imploring the aid of the Almighty, by 2020, the PNP – Civil Security Group shall be a highly capable, effective and credible firearms, explosives and private security industries regulatory body towards a secure, orderly and safe environment."


October 1, 1980 – Creation of Civil Security Force Command (CSFC)

Tasked to exercise administrative and operational control in the regulation of the firearms, explosive, and security agency industries.

Offices under CSFC:

  • Firearms and Explosives Unit (FEU)
  • Supervisory Unit for Security and Investigation Agency (SUSIA)
  • Reserve Affairs Unit (RAU)
  • Integrated Constabulary Home Defenses Force (ICHDF)
  • Regional Civil Security Force Districts (RCSFDs).

1991 – Philippine National Police (PNP) – Civil Security Command (CIVISCOM) and it took control of the following:

  • Firearms and Explosives Division (FED)
  • Security Agencies and Guards Supervision Division (SAGSD)
  • Law Enforcement Training Affairs Division (LETAD)
  • 16 Regional Civil Security District (RCSDs)
  • 5 Sub-districts in the National Capital Region (NCR)

1996 - CIVISCOM  was renamed as the Civil Security Group (CSG)

September 24, 2009, NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2010-321:

  • FED was renamed to Firearms Explosives Office (FEO)
  • SAGSD was renamed to Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies (SOSIA)

2011 - Upgrading of Rank of Director, CSG

  • May 10, 2011, NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2011-136
  • Rank of CSG Director – Police Director

2016 - Activation of CSG Regional Civil Security Units (RCSUs)

  • April 5, 2016, DPL issued NHQ-PNP General Orders No. DPL-15-21 pursuant to NAPOLCOM Resolution No. 2016-24
  • November 2016, Operationalization of RCSUs


The Civil Security Group (CSG) is the main regulatory office of the Philippine National Police (PNP) that exercises administrative and operational control over the firearms, explosives and private security industries.


To efficiently and effectively administer regulatory services on firearms, explosives and private security industries.