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The existence of black markets and the hoarding of food
may be revealed by informants, investigative personnel, and
the observations of civil and military police. Raids and
arrests may be made by the civil authorities under military
police supervision, or by the military police.
e. Blackout regulations. During the course of their
patrolling, military police may observe violations of black-
out regulations. Action is taken immediately to cause the
light to be extinguished or covered properly. The nature
of the violation will determine whether or not an arrest
f. "Off limit" and curfew regulations. Violations of
"off limits" and curfew regulations by members of the
armed forces are handled by military police in the normal
manner. Violations committed by members of the civilian
population are handled in accordance with the policy of the
theater commander. (See fig. 26.)
g. Manufacture of illicit liquors. Military police may
be required to prevent the manufacture and sale of illicit
liquors. Violations by members of the armed forces are
handled in the normal manner; violations by civilians are
handled in accordance with the policy of the theater com-
71. SUPERVISION OF CIVIL POLICE. Local civilian
law enforcement personnel and facilities are utilized to the
fullest possible extent. Many members of the civil police,
who are devoted to their duties as civil servants, indifferent
to the nature of the political regime, or actively loyal to the
military government, may be permitted to continue the per-
formance of their normal functions. Selected civil police
who have demonstrated their loyalty to the military govern-
ment may be of assistance because of their familiarity with
the language, customs, and geography of the occupied terri-
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