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additional check in areas patrolled by foot patrols, and to
cover sections of the community to which foot or combina-
tion patrols have not been assigned. Disciplinary patrols
frequently visit roadhouses, taverns, tourist camps, dance
halls, and other outlying places patronized by military per-
sonnel. In districts not covered by foot patrols, the motor
patrol should move slowly for better observation. It should
not maintain a fixed route or schedule, but frequently vary
its route and change direction. Disciplinary motor patrols
habitually operate in a vehicle and enter establishments only
when necessary to observe or make an arrest. One member
of each patrol should be a noncommissioned officer. (See
Figure 20. Military police may be required to escort military
convoys through the town.
50. SUPERVISING PATROLS. a. General. A su-
pervising patrol may be either an officer patrol or a non-
commissioned officer patrol. A supervising patrol inspects
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