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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 34, Number 16. September 8th 1971

Employment of Troops in a Police role

Employment of Troops in a Police role

15.In the above paragraphs are described the Normal methods by which troops will assist the civil power in dispersal of unlawful assemblies and riots. They are armed and equipped of soldiers and act as such. However in certain exceptional circumstances overseas a governor or commander in chief of his equivalent may decide to authorise troop to be used in a Police role e.g. armed with batons ana shields to Renforce the local police force. It is emphasized that this is not a normal method of aiding civil power and will not be used without direct orders from a governor or Commander in Chief.