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nel should keep a number of men alerted for possible emer-
gency duty. If the military police are organized as a sepa-
rate unit, arrangements should be made with the nearest
military commander to furnish troops in case of emergency,
53. UTILIZATION. The reserve patrols are employed
for the purpose of answering emergency calls and reinforc-
ing other details. The special reserve may be used to handle
special incidents, such as troop movements, disorders, and
Section II. SPECIAL OPERATIONS
54. INFORMATION CENTERS. a. At railroad and
bus terminals. Military police on duty at railroad and
bus terminals and stations must be prepared to give correct
information to members of the armed forces concerning the
location and best method of reaching such places as points
of interest, hotels, service organization headquarters, nearby
military installations, and transportation systems. In thea-
ters of operations, they must also know the location of
officer and enlisted billets and regulations regarding the cir-
culation of military and civilian personnel, public carrier
schedules, and the locations of nearby military organizations
and headquarters. An information booth or post may be
set up in the terminal if desired. Military police-maintain
a map of the area, showing the location of military installa-
tions and local items of interest.
b. Traffic information centers. Frequently a traffic
information center is established at military police head-
quarters. At this center, information should be available
to assist in the orderly movement of military traffic within
the area. A large map of the area should be maintained,
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