European Gendarmerie Force was established on September 17, 2004 in Noordwijk, Holland. Within the framework of Common Security and Defense Policy and the contribution in ensuring security, rule of law and justice France, Italy, Holland, Portugal and Spain, possessing the military police forces able to carry out the police tasks of taking the place of and strengthening local police forces, proposed establishing the forces assigned for carrying out the police tasks in crisis operations within the Petersberg Declaration of 1992. EGF is mainly for the use by the European yet it can operate under the auspices of UN, OSCE, NATO and other international organization or coalition states. On December 17, 2008 the Jandarmeria Romana (Romanian Gendarmerie) was granted the full EGF membership.
During the CIMIN conference of December 12-14, 2011 in Madrid the European Gendarmerie Force accepted the submitted application of the Minister of National Defense of RP to grant the Military Gendarmerie of the Polish Armed Forces full membership.