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roving patrol

Definition/Scope: (FM 3-19.30) A mobile detachment of ground, sea, or air forces dispatched to gather information or carry out a security mission. These patrols instructions are given in writing to prevent confusion. These instructions are known as general orders, special orders and temporary orders. This type of guard is one that will move from point to point, staggered time patrol or just a wandering type of patrol. The importance of this is to prevent predictability by observers.

Used For:

Protection WFF

Broader Terms:

Access Control Point
entry control point
fixed-site security
Force Protection
general orders
Military Police
perimeter security

Narrower Terms:

Military Police
physical security

Related Terms:

border patrol
night patrol
Quick Reaction Force
response force
security patrol

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