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*FM 19-25
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 30 September 1977

FM 19-25

Military Police TRAFFIC Operations

Table of Contents


Introduction

Part 1 - Installation Traffic Control

Chapter 1 - Objectives and Responsibilities

Chapter 2 - Supervision and Planning Principles

Supervision

Planning

Chapter 3 - Operations

Checkpoints

Roadblocks

Administrative Points

Detour Sites

Parking

Chapter 4 - Point Control

Chapter 5 - Motor Patrol

MP Vehicles

Methods

Equipment

Other Equipment

Escorts

Chapter 6 - Traffic Law Enforcement

Principles and Policies

Speed Measuring Devices

Drunk Driving

Miscellaneous Violations

Chapter 7 - Handling Violators

Identification

Pursuit and Stop

Approach

Dangerous Felon

Minor Violators

Part 2 - Traffic Accident Investigation

Chapter 8 - Responsibilities

Provost Marshal

Military Police

MP Operations Section

Desk Sergeant

Patrol Supervisor

Investigators and Special Agents

Essential Elements of Investigation

Preparing for Investigation

Classification, Terminology, Factors, Stages

Chapter 9 - Methods

Initial Steps

Arrival at Scene

Securing Facts at Scene

Actions After Gaining Facts

Special Considerations

Chapter 10 - MP Traffic Accident Report Form

General Instructions

Block-by-Block Instructions

Chapter 11 - Vehicle Marks As Trace Evidence

Debris, Damage, Scratches, Gouges

Tire Marks

Chapter 12 - Determining Speed

Coefficient of Friction

How to Find Grade

How to Find Other Factors

How to Find Speed

How to Find Critical Speed of a Curve

Chapter 13 - Hit-and-Run Investigation

Verification

Coordination and Immediate Action

Investigation

Apprehending Violators

Chapter 14 - Legal Considerations

Auto Inventory

Search Incident To Apprehension

Hot Pursuit

Entry and Search To Protect Persons and Property

Search for Identification

Unsecured or Stolen Vehicles

Automobile Searches

Abandonment

Hearsay Rule

Part 3 - Traffic Control Studies

Chapter 15 - Study Uses and Types

Planning

Analyzing Mistakes

Chapter 16 - Device Studies

Conducting Studies

Chapter 17 - Stop Sign Observance Studies

Conducting Studies

Uses

Chapter 18 - Traffic Signal Observance Studies

Conducting Studies

Uses

Chapter 19 - Origin-Destination Studies

Conducting Studies

Uses

Chapter 20 - Vehicle Occupancy Studies

Conducting Studies

Uses

Chapter 21 - Pedestrian Studies

Conducting Studies

Uses

Chapter 22 - Speed Studies

Conducting Studies

Uses

Chapter 23 - Speed-Delay Studies

Conducting Studies

Uses

Chapter 24 - Motor Vehicle Volume Studies

Conducting Studies

Uses

Chapter 25 - Roadway Capacity Studies

Chapter 26 - Accident Records Studies

Obtaining Data

Selecting Locations

Collision Diagrams

Condition Diagrams

Field Observations

Analyzing and Summarizing

Recommendations

Chapter 27 - Parking Studies

Types

Inventories

Usage Studies

Facilities Parking Studies

Uses

Chapter 28 - Associated Studies

Vehicle Registration Studies

Transit Checks

Part 4 - Circulation Control--Theater of Operations

Chapter 29 - Responsibilities

Planning

Circulation Control Point

Mobile Patrol

Chapter 30 - Operation Methods

Holding Areas

Rerouting

Checkpoints

Roadblocks

Defiles

Tactical Dismount Points

Convoy Escort and Security

Chapter 31 - Hasty Route Reconnaissance

Planning

Symbols Used

Maps and Overlays

Chapter 32 - Combat Support to Tactical Operations

Offense

Defense

Retrograde

Pursuit

Passage of Lines and Relief in Place

River Crossings

Retrograde Crossings

Amphibious Operations

Airborne Operations

Desert Operations

Jungle Operations

Cold Weather and Mountain Operations

Part 5 - Appendixes

Appendix A - References

Army Regulations

Field Manuals

Training Circulars

Commercial and Government Publications

Military Films

Appendix B - Operations Security

Appendix C - Traffic Point Control

Authorization Letter

Questionnaire


*This FM supersedes FM 19-21, 30 October 1973; FM 19-25, 1 December 1971 including all changes; and FM 19-26, 15 December 1975.



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