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19. RATIONS AND QUARTERS. If the military police
are organized as a permanent detachment, housing and
messing facilities should be provided in the vicinity of de-
tachment headquarters. Military police are not ordinarily
quartered or rationed with other troops. Facilities includ-
ing housing and messing should be provided for casuals,
and for guards who stop over while transporting military
prisoners. Facilities should also be provided for holding
such prisoners in custody.
20. EQUIPMENT. Military police on duty in towns and
cities normally carry the following equipment: M. P. bras-
sard, riot club, pistol, lanyard, holster, whistle, flashlight,
notebook, pencil, maps and information about the'commu-
nity. The equipment necessary will vary with the situation
and is determined by the military police or the command-
ing officer. The following should be available: A sufficient
number of vehicles equipped with two-way radios, litters,
and first-aid equipment, and office furniture and supplies,
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