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b. Protect military personnel and civilians in areas under
military jurisdiction from violence and excesses.
c. Investigate crime among members of the military es-
tablishment and prevent crime among members of the
Armed Forces, and apprehend and dispose of offenders.
d. Control military traffic when troop movements are in
progress, if so directed.
e. Recover lost, stolen, and abandoned military property
f. Furnish authorized persons with information relative
to the location of units, headquarters, and other military
g. Furnish information on the locations of points of im
portance and interest.
h. Additional duties in theaters of operations may
(1) Security measures:
(a) Eliminate resistance to constituted authority
(b) Protect against attacks by airborne troops and com
mandos, and against any attack on vital installations.
(c) Assist in the enforcement of gas defense, passive
antiaircraft measures, and other general measures for secur
ity and secrecy.
(d) Collect weapons in the hands of the civilian popu-
lation when so ordered by competent authority.
(e) Apprehend enemy agents and fifth columnists.
(f) Supervise the civil police, when so ordered by com
(g) Prevent pilferage and looting.
(2) Supervise the enforcement of orders and regula.
tions. These may include:
(a) Curfew regulations.
(b) Price control regulations.
(c) Fiscal regulations.
(d) Sanitary regulations.
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United States. War Department. Military police in towns and cities, book, January 1945; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96651/m1/11/: accessed February 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.