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Military Police contains information about military police functions in maneuver and mobility support, area security, law and order, internment/resettlement, and police intelligence operations.

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MILITARY POLICE 58 Romanian counterpart that he had to stop his serial, which included all of the squadron fuel trucks, because of an over- heating vehicle. The U.S. Soldier knew that his counterpart was nervous about hitting checkpoints on time; if the fuel trucks arrived late at the refueling site in Brasov, all other serials at this crucial rally point and civil engagement loca- tion would be delayed. The carefully sequenced traffc con- trol plan approved by the state and city police would devolve into a congested mess. The NCO helped set up hasty traffc control positions in the small town where they stopped. He had developed a rapport with the Romanian leaders of the serial and reassured them about the progress of repairs to the vehicle. The NCO articulated a new timeline and negoti- ated a contingency course of action in case the repairs failed. The Romanians needed decisions like this many times dur- ing the convoy, and they frequently turned to military police Soldiers to get them. Effectiveness: Mission Accomplishment Providing four screening and security teams in nontacti- cal vehicles (NTVs) represented the other half of the platoon mission. The primary task was to depart frst each morn- ing and report unanticipated obstacles along the route. But since these teams were the most maneuverable and least timeline-constrained units in the squadron, they could also accomplish a number of small but crucial tasks supporting freedom of movement for the main body. For example, one team secured an alternate landing zone in a mountain village to facilitate the arrival of a U.S. general. The landing zone had just been approved late the previous evening, so the team coordinated with the local of- fcials who had earlier planned the use of the primary site. Another NTV team, traveling on another route, ensured that a particularly long section of packed dirt road remained clear of commercial tractor trailers. During a combined reconnaissance mission the week before, that section had been identifed as the only viable rest point for the serials. The NTV team, with a Romanian military police soldier attached, explained the situation to business owners who used the space for customer park- ing and coordinated with the local police to keep the area free of civilian vehicles. After completing intermediate tasks like these, the NTV teams concentrated on key locations. An NTV team verifed that the ac- cess control personnel at the refueling site at Brasov understood which entrance and roads within the compound were preferred by the combat sustainment support team in charge of refueling operations. Another NTV team pushed ahead to screen the fnal route ap- proaching the convoy's ultimate destination at the Cincu Training Area. The other two teams carried out a unifed security plan at the engagement location in downtown Brasov. A 527th Military Police Company Soldier bolsters a combined security effort at a landing zone in front of Peles Castle in Sinaia, Romania. A 615th Military Police Company Soldier joins Romanian federal police, Brasov city police, and Romanian Land Forces military police as part of a security perimeter at a ceremony site in Brasov, Romania.

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