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offending officer is reminded politely that he is violating a
certain regulation or rule of proper conduct If the officer
persists in the violation, he should be addressed as follows:
"Sir, it is necessary that I obtain your name, organization,
and station and see your identification card." If the officer
refuses to give this information, or if his conduct is such
that restraint is necessary, the military policeman should
address the officer, "Sir, I must ask that you please accom-
pany me to the provost marshal," whereupon the officer is
taken, by force if necessary, direct to the provost marshal:
It is desirable, however, that wherever possible an officer
be taken into custody by another officer. When required,
officers shall assist military police in maintaining order and
making arrests. If an officer tries to interfere with or pre-
vent an arrest, and persists in so doing, he is restrained and
action taken as outlined above.
(2) Allied. Military police have the same authority
over officers of allied nations as over enlisted men of allied
nations. Officers of allied nations are shown the same cour-
tesies as American officers. (See a (2) above.)
c. Over women members of the Armed Forces.
Women members of the Armed Forces are subject to the
same disciplinary control as other military personnel. They
will not, however, be searched by military police, nor con-
fined in guardhouses, brigs, or similar places of detention.
They will be placed in the custody of a women's organiza-
tion of the armed forces, or, if none is accessible, in the cus-
tody of a woman officer.
d. Over civilians. (1) In United States and possessions.
Except on military reservations, or where martial rule is
in effect, military police have no jurisdiction over civilians
who are not subject to military law, and are authorized to
arrest such civilians only under circumstances which would
authorize any private person to make an arrest. Generally
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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/m1/15/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.