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number of locations where trouble is apt to occur, the num-
ber of service personnel in town at various times, the num-
ber of Navy shore patrolmen or Marine military police as-
signed to town, the size and effectiveness of the local police
force, and the attitude of the civil population towards mem-
bers of the Armed Forces. The number of trained military
police must be adequate.
15. LOCATION OF HEADQUARTERS. In the con-
tinental United States, military police headquarters should
be located in the vicinity of the civil police headquarters.
Such location will facilitate liaison, prompt assumption of
control of military prisoners, and use of the records and
communication facilities of the civil police. In those areas
of theaters of operations where the military police supervise
the activities of the civil police, military police and civil
police headquarters should be located in the same building
16. ORGANIZATION OF HEADQUARTERS. a.
Headquarters usually consists of the provost marshal's office
and military police headquarters. (For details see ch. 3.)
In a small community, where the detachment is small, the
provost marshal's office may be combined with military
police headquarters. Where the provost marshal is also the
provost marshal of a post, camp, or station, or is detailed
from a unit of the field forces, military police may maintain
only such operational headquarters in the community as are
necessary. Where the community is large, the provost mar-
shal will normally maintain a headquarters separate from
military police headquarters. In the event that the com-
munity is so extensive that more than one military police
headquarters is necessary, districts should be designated and
each district should maintain its own military police head-
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