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committed a military or civil offense as described in a above.
c. In self defense.
d. To protect the lives of others.
e. To prevent a person from escaping from confinement
or breaking arrest. (See AW 69.) Firearms must never
be drawn as a bluff. If it is necessary to fire, great care must
be exercised not to endanger innocent bystanders.
44. ADMINISTERING FIRST AID. All military police
should be trained in administering first aid. Military po-
lice on patrol should carry first aid packets. Where addi-
tional treatment is required, they will arrange for such treat-
ment at once. They should know the locations and tele-
phone numbers of hospitals.
45. REPORTS. a. Military police notebook. (1) All
military police should, when on duty, carry a notebook con-
taining special orders and regulations pertaining to the
particular area they are to patrol, a list of nearby installa-
tions, maps of the town and surrounding territory, as well
as blank pages for taking notes. Important items to be
covered for each type of incident which may confront mili-
tary police should accompany the regulations. Abbreviated
forms may be stamped or otherwise placed in a notebook to
facilitate the recording of incidents. (See TM 19-250.)
(2) The military policeman records all unusual occur-
rences in his notebook. Facts are recorded while the details
are fresh in mind. As the military policeman may use his
notebook to refresh his memory when making his report to
the desk sergeant or while on the witness stand during a
court martial, it is essential that notes be made clearly, ac-
curately, and completely.
b. Writing reports. As soon as possible after making
an arrest, the military policeman fills out the necessary
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