The Police Community Relations Group (PCRG) has a long history of activation, transformation, and reformation. Prior to the PCRG, there existed the Police Community Relations Command (PCRC), Police Relations Service (PRS) Civil Relations Center (CRC) and Civil Relations and Information Group (CRIG). Even the unit changed its name through the years, its main concern has always been to answer the needs of the community and the different agencies of the government for an effective and efficient police service.
On January 2, 1991, the PC/INP was deactivated paving way to the creation of the Philippine National Police pursuant to R.A. 6975, as amended by R.A. 8551. CRIG was deactivated giving birth to CRC which as later renamed to PRS then to PCRC and finally renamed to Police Community Relations Group.