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7. APPEARANCE. A military policeman must at all
times be a model of soldierly bearing, and be neatly and
smartly dressed. He will wear only such articles of cloth-
ing and equipment prescribed by the commanding officer
as authorized by Army Regulations. (See FM 19-5.)
8. COURTESIES. Military police will be scrupulous in
their observance of all military and civilian courtesies. (See
FM 19-5 and FM 21-50.)
9. JURISDICTION. a. Over troops. (1) United
States Armed Forces. Military police have jurisdiction over
all personnel of the United States Army. The Army and
Marine Corps military police and the Navy and Coast Guard
shore patrol are authorized and directed to take corrective
measures, including arrest if necessary, in any case of dis-
orderly conduct, breach of the peace, or any 'other offense
bringing discredit upon the services, committed by any
member of the armed forces. Persons so arrested will be
turned over to the jurisdiction of their respective services
as soon as practicable.
(2) Allied. Within the continental limits of the United
States, in the absence of specific directives to the contrary,
military police have only such authority over military and
naval personnel of allied nations as that exercised by any
private person. In theaters of operations, military police
may be authorized to take into custody foreign military and
naval personnel, but such persons are turned over to the
custody of their own authorities at the first opportunity.
b. Over officers. (1) United States Armed Forces.
Military police are empowered to secure compliance with
regulations and rules of good conduct from officers as well
as from enlisted men. Military police will approach de-
linquent officers quietly and display every courtesy. The
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