Normally, you may detain anyone who is causing a problem at the DCCP. Although civilian internees and detainees should be further segregated from EPWs, you will rarely have the time or the resources to do this.
Consistent with orders, take control of all items that may cause harm to your team, to any friendly forces passing the DCCP, or to the occupants of the DCCP-or items that noncombatants are not to have according to U.S.
citizen?"), to reunite families within the DCCP, to identify persons of influence, and to obtain information (from equipment, weapons, papers, and discussions) that may have intelligence value.
Step 4 (Services) Services at a DCCP may range from immediate care (attention to life-threatening conditions) to ancillary care (including food), depending on need and resources.
* Fourth, give out food only to occupants who have been at the DCCP 24 hours or more.
Once a DCCP is operational, there are four possible outcomes for the operators:
* Retain control of the DCCP, recognizing that moral obligations to the civilians there will increase with time.
* Close down the DCCP by releasing the DCs from it, if warranted by the tactical situation and other factors.
* Hand off DCCP operations to other operators (such as a support unit or the host nation)--this is the most likely outcome for infantry units on the move.
Handing off a DCCP. As your unit moves out of an area, you must be prepared to hand off any DCCP in operation to the follow-on forces.