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authority, disorders and riots among the civil population.
(See AR 500-50 and FM 27-15.)
, (11) Acts in cases of emergency, to relieve suffering
caused by public disaster. (See AR 500-60.)
(12) When circumstances require in the theater of
operations, exercises control over the circulation of individ-
uals and movements of refugees, and supervises installations
for the care and feeding of refugees and noncombatants,
until such time as the civil affairs organization is effected.
(13) Operates a stockade for prisoners other than pris-
oners of war.
(14) Maintains liaison with civil police and other civil
b. In addition to his staff duties, the provost marshal
may at times be the commander of the military police.
4. DUTIES OF UNIT COMMANDER. The unit com-
mander performs the normal duties of a company or detach-
ment commander. He is responsible for the administration,
training, and execution of plans of operation for the mili-
tary police under his command.
5. DUTIES OF MILITARY POLICE. Military police in
towns or cities perform such of the following duties as may
a. Preserve order among personnnel of the armed forces,
enforce military laws and regulations, and require the ob-
servance of civil laws and ordinances by members of the
armed forces. Military police while on town patrol will
be particularly alert to:
(1) Take into custody military personnel appearing in
public in an intoxicated or otherwise discreditable condition.
(2) Apprehend absentees as defined in AR 615-300.
(3) Enforce "off limits" regulations.
(4) Enforce prescribed uniform regulations.
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