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organization. Civilians accompanying or service with the
Armed Forces carry an identification card issued by the War
Department or by the theater commander.
(4) Aiding military personnel in obtaining emergency
transportation. This includes furnishing provisional mili-
tary police passes when necessary.
(5) Relieving military police on trains of personnel of
the armed forces whom they have arrested. Such personnel
is transported to military police headquarters for disposition.
(6) Maintaining order and good discipline among serv-
b. Method of operation. For further details concern-
ing the activities of military police in terminals and sta-
tions, see TM 19-275.
56. TRAIN DETAILS. Military police assigned to ride
railroad trains are not normally a part of the military police
organization of a town or city. Such personnel may operate
under the provost marshal of the community, and when
appropriate may be attached to the military police organi-
zation for quarters, rations, and administrations. For the
activities of military police on railroad trains, see TM
57. MILITARY OFFENDERS AGAINST CIVIL LAWS.
cr. In the United States, military police may be designated
to accept custody of personnel of the armed forces who
have been arrested by the civil police for violation of the
civil laws, pursuant to an agreement between the civil and
military authorities. (See ch. 1.) This is normally the
duty of the provost sergeant and desk sergeant. The local
situation will determine whether a military representative
must appear before the chief of police or local magistrate
to receive the custody of offenders. A complete report is
requested from the civil authorities at the time of the sol-
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