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25. DUTIES OF POLICE CLERK. The police clerk
maintains the police records at military police headquarters.
Where the headquarters is large, additional clerks may be
26. DUTIES OF PATROL SERGEANT. The patrol
sergeant is the noncommissioned officer in immediate charge
of patrols. His duties include:
a. Instructing the military police in their duties and
b. Posting and relieving the details.
c. Inspecting and checking the military police on duty.
d. Handling special and important cases that arise dur-
ing his tour of duty.
e. Visiting places and areas not covered by patrols to
observe conditions and take any necessary action.
27. DUTIES OF JAILER. The jailer, when designated,
is responsible for the custody of persons arrested by the
28. MILITARY POLICE RECORDS. A system of rec-
ords and forms is maintained at military police headquarters.
in order to record accurately activities and incidents. TM
19-250 discusses the execution, filing, and disposition of
records and forms. Principal forms include:
a. Desk sergeant's blotter (chronological record of all.
b. Complaint report (record of complaints reported).
c. Report of incident (report of action, other than ar-
rest, taken by military police).
d. Investigation report (report of results of investiga-
tion of any incident or complaint).
e. Statement sheet (form for recording sworn or un-
sworn statements concerning any occurrence).
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