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(e) Collection and distribution of hoarded foodstuffs in
specified areas.
(3) Control the circulation of individuals, including
refugees, local inhabitants, stragglers, and civilians serving
with the military forces.
(4) Guard military officials and other dignitaries.
(5) Operate stockades and disciplinary training centers.
6. CONDUCT. a. For the conduct of military police,
see FM 19-5.
b. The following rules will be observed by military po-
lice patrolling towns, in addition to special orders and in-
structions required by the local situation:
(1) By appearance and demeanor, be a good example
to all members of the armed forces.
(2) Be courteous and helpful to all service personnel
and civilians.
(3) Meet any situation that might arise fairly, firmly,
and tactfully.
(4) Assume no authority beyond that vested in the mili-
tary police.
(5) Use only that amount of force necessary to compel
compliance with orders. (See pars. 42 and 43.)
(6) Accept no gifts or gratuities.
(7) While on duty, never eat, drink alcoholic beverages,
or smoke in public.
(8) Know the locations of streets, places of importance
and interest, and other information which may help mem-
bers of the armed forces and civilians.
(9) Cooperate with the civil authorities to the fullest
extent in the maintenance of law and order among service
c. Military police, when not on duty, will conduct them-
selves in an exemplary manner.


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