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12. RESPONSIBILITY. The commanding generals of
service commands are charged with the responsibility of
controlling the conduct of all military personnel within the
geographical limits of their respective service commands
other than at posts, camps, and stations, and other than in
maneuver areas exempted from their control. (See AR
210-10.) In communities where only a single arm or serv-
ice is concerned, the commanding general of the service
command may authorize the appropriate post, camp, or sta-
tion commander to exercise such control in his behalf;
nevertheless, the service commander retains responsibility.
In theaters of operations, the control of the conduct of mili-
tary personnel is the responsibility of the theater com-
13. TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS. Personnel given
the mission of patrolling towns and cities are usually as-
signed to one of the following types of organizations:
a. Military police detachments in cities. (1) In the
United States, military police detachments in cities are fre-
quently organized as service command units under a provost
marshal. The personnel of such a unit are on a permanent
assignment basis. The strength varies with the extent of
the mission assigned. In emergencies, and over week ends
and holidays, the strength of these detachments may be in-
creased temporarily by personnel detailed from posts, camps,
and stations adjacent to the city. (See FM 19-5.)
(2) In the theater of operations, military police in a
town or city may be organized either as a detachment, or
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