- Corps of Military police was raised during 2nd World War in 1939 with the name “Force 4 Provost Unit”, which was part of 4th Infantry Division which is now located in Allahabad(Uttar Pradesh).
- The corps participated in various battles at Mesopotamia, Eritream Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, Palestine, Iraq, Persia, Burma, Malaya, Brunie, Sarawak, Jawa, Siam and Japan during World war 2.
- On Oct 18,1947 it was redesignated as Corps of Military Police, Indian Army. Which is now celebrated as Corps Raising day by the CMP Units.
- It’s regimental centre and training school is in Bangalore.
- The corps never had their own officers, the officers in Corps are transferred from other Corps and services on a temporary basis and this is a long due demand of the soldiers from regiment to have their own officers.
- The motor cycle display team of Corps is known as Shwet Ashw. The team was given the name “SHWET ASHW” by the Ex-Chief of Army Staff Late General A S Vaidya. On the occasion of the seventh Reunion of the Corps on 30 Oct 2010 the SHWET ASHWA created a new world record by being the only team in the world to achieve a distance of 1000 meters with 48 persons on a single moving 500 cc Royal Enfield Motorcycle.
- The corps has the strength of 9000 Personnel. A single formation i.e, a unit of CMP does not exceed the strength of 100 normally.
- Motto of Corps is “Seva Tatha Sahayata”.
- They Corps has participated in numerous UN Missions.
- The term “Provost”,”Red beret”,”White Belts” are used to refer personnel from the corps.
- Corps “War memorial” is in Bangalore.
• Param Vishisht Seva Medal- 1
• Ati Vishisht Seva Medal- 1
• Shaurya Chakra- 1
• Sena Medal -5
• Military Medals-1
• Mentioned in dispatches- 5
The decoration tally does not include decorations awarded to the personnel of Corps before the independence of India, where it has suffered most of the casualties during World War 2.