(4) Search EPW for concealed weapons and assist intelligence teams.
(a) An intelligence team is normally located close to the division forward EPW collecting
point to question EPW.
(b) Provide water and food for EPW.
(c) Release EPW, their personal effects, and documents, if any, to division MP for transfer
to the division central collection point.
(d) Coordinate the use of return transportation with the brigade.
The evacuation of EPW from division forward to the Communications Zone (COMMZ).
a. Capturing troops. Disarm and search EPW for weapons and documents which appear to have
intelligence value. A receipt is given to the EPW. A copy of the receipt, along with the property or
document, is delivered to the person in charge of the EPW collecting point. Capturing troops also tag
b. Division forward EPW collecting point. EPW are processed here. They are then taken to the
division central EPW collecting point. Evacuation will be from the forward collecting point to corps or
c. Division central collecting point is set up near the division support command. The site should be
near a main supply route (MSR) and/or airfield.
(1) It is manned by a platoon drawn from the division MP. This platoon also evacuates EPW
from any forward collecting point.
(2) The collecting point may be similar to the forward collecting point (see Figures 4-1 and 4-2).
It should be larger and contain some type of shelter from the elements. It should provide a bunker for
each sub-area or access to one in the event of mortar or artillery fire. The size will depend on the rate
and number of EPW captured or detained. It should allow for ease of displacement due to tactical
changes. Normally, EPW will not remain there more than 24 hours.
(3) An intelligence team stays at the division central EPW collecting point. They are used for
further questioning. They assist MP in segregation and classification of EPW. They may also obtain
(4) EPW with their documents and personal effects are taken to corps processing station or
COMMZ by corps or COMMZ MP.