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channels to the military police under his supervision. He
performs such of the following duties as may be appropriate
to the situation:
(1) Recommends plans, policies, and regulations per-
taining to the organization, training, equipment, and opera-
tion of the military police.
(2) Supervises the activities of those agencies which are
necessary for the efficient operation of the provost marshal's
office; such agencies may include, among others, the crim-
inal investigation section and the traffic control section.
(3) Coordinates, within the limits prescribed by the
commander, the operations of all military police within the
area of his responsibility.
(4) Establishes a center of information and a system of
records necessary for police purposes. (See TM 19-250.)
(5) Accompanies the medical officer or the local health
officer, when necessary, in sanitary or health inspections of
areas or establishments.
(6) Recommends placing "off limits" those areas and
establishments which are inimical to the welfare of person-
nel of the Armed Forces.
(7) In the United States, coordinates military traffic,
where necessary, with civil authorities and civil police when
troop movements are in progress. Under certain condi-
tions in the theater of operations the provost marshal su-
pervises the enforcement of traffic control regulations.
(8) Supervises the investigation of crime involving
members of the military establishment and, when necessary
in theaters of operations, the apprehension and disposition
(9) Supervises the apprehension and disposition of ab-
sentees, deserters, and escaped military prisoners.
(10) Acts to quell the disturbances involving personnel
of the Armed Forces and, when so ordered by competent
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United States. War Department. Military police in towns and cities, book, January 1945; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc96651/m1/9/: accessed April 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.