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b. The provost marshal of large communities normally
maintains supervisory personnel for traffic, police, criminal
investigation, and security matters whose duty it is to super-
vise the operation of district military police companies or
17. ORGANIZATION OF PATROLS. The commu-
nity should be divided into areas in which one or more types
of patrols operate. The usual types of patrols, together
with their more typical application, are:
a. Foot patrols. Stationary patrols (fixed posts) are
used to control servicemen at transportation terminals,
larger places of amusement, and "off limits" places, and to
direct traffic and furnish information. Foot patrols cover
sections of a town where trouble is likely to occur.
b. Motor patrols. Motor patrols cover larger areas and
outlying sections of the town, and control traffic within
c. Reserve. A mobile reserve is maintained to answer
emergency calls, reinforce other details, and. handle special
18. COMMUNICATION. a. A system of communica-
tion must be established between military police head-
quarters and the patrols. The availability of commercial
and civil police communication systems should be deter-
mined and, when desirable, arrangements made for the use
of such facilities. The civil police usually use police call-
boxes and radios for communication within the community.
Military radios are used by the military police to supple-
ment existing facilities. For further details, see paragraph 35.
b. For communication beyond the limits of the town,
arrangements should be made for the use of civil police
radio, telephone, and teletype systems.
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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/m1/23/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.