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ments are distributed to all officers exercising general court-
martial jurisdiction in the United States. To prevent pos-
sible friction between military and civil authorities, mutual
understanding should be established as early as possible.
The military authorities should render all possible assistance
to the civil authorities within the limitations of existing
laws, orders, and regulations.
e. With Federal law enforcement agencies. Con-
tact should be established and maintained with the local
officials of such Federal law enforcement agencies as may
be of assistance to the military police in the execution of
their duties. The following agencies may assist in matters
(1) Federal Bureau of Investigation (Dept. of Justice).
Investigates cases of espionage, sabotage, and subversive
activity among the civilian population and certain Federal
statutes by both civilian and military personnel. Within
the continental United States all communication with the
field offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be
through either the service command headquarters or the
operating intelligence echelons of the Army Air Forces des-
ignated for this purpose. Information concerning subver-
sive activity involving individuals not under military control
may be furnished directly to the local field office of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
(2) Alcoholic Tax Unit, Bureau of Internal Revenue
(Treasury Dept.). Investigates cases of illicit traffic in
(3) United States Secret Service (Treasury Dept.). In-
vestigates cases of counterfeiting and forgery or illegal ne-
gotiation of government checks.
(4) Federal Bureau of Narcotics (Treasury Dept.). In-
vestigates cases of illegal traffic in narcotics.
(5) Bureau of Customs (Treasury Dept.). Investigates
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