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Justice Department sues Pa. State Police: Kill the sexist fitness test

Justice Department sues Pa. State Police: Kill the sexist fitness test

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30 (UPI) --The U.S. federal government is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, claiming its physical fitness test discriminates against women.
Matt Bradwell
Virginia governor: People at campground had almost no warning of tornado

Virginia governor: People at campground had almost no warning of tornado

CHERITON, Va., July 25 (UPI) --The tornado that killed a New Jersey couple at a campground on Virginia's Eastern Shore touched down with almost no warning, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said.
Frances Burns
Bomb squad called in after live WWII artillery washes up on Cape Cod

Bomb squad called in after live WWII artillery washes up on Cape Cod

WELLFLEET, Mass., July 24 (UPI) --A portion of the beach in Cape Cod had to be sectioned off after what's believed to be a live World War II-era military projectile washed up on the shore.
Matt Bradwell
Possible tornado hits campground in Virginia, killing 2

Possible tornado hits campground in Virginia, killing 2

CHERITON, Va., July 24 (UPI) --At least two people were killed Thursday morning when a possible tornado struck a campground on the Eastern Shore in Virginia, state police said.
Frances Burns
New Hampshire woman ticketed after stopping to help ducklings on the highway

New Hampshire woman ticketed after stopping to help ducklings on the highway

NEWFIELDS , N.H., July 22 (UPI) --A New Hampshire state trooper issued Hallie Bibeau a $100 ticket for stopping in the median of the highway to help ducklings.
Evan Bleier
PA man crashes snowmobile on summer day, shoots at wife, goes to jail

PA man crashes snowmobile on summer day, shoots at wife, goes to jail

SHARTLESVILLE, Pa., July 21 (UPI) --A Pa. man kept local police on their toes on Saturday, first hitting parked cars with a snowmobile and later attempting to shoot his wife.
Matt Bradwell

Conn. state trooper pleads guilty to theft from dying motorcyclist

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., July 17 (UPI) --A veteran Connecticut state trooper faces more than a year in prison for stealing money and a gold crucifix from a man fatally injured in a motorcycle crash.
Frances Burns
Bomb hoax shuts down University of Louisiana campus

Bomb hoax shuts down University of Louisiana campus

LAFAYETTE, La., July 16 (UPI) --The University of Louisiana at Lafayette was closed early Wednesday after a telephoned bomb threat.
Frances Burns
New York state legalizes medical marijuana, but you're not allowed to smoke it

New York state legalizes medical marijuana, but you're not allowed to smoke it

NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) --Andrew Cuomo signed into law Wednesday a measure making New York the 23rd to legalize medical marijuana -- but only smokeless forms will be available.
Matt Bradwell

Police: Accused killer wanted man to see his 2-year-old daughter die

DETROIT, July 4 (UPI) --A man killed a toddler at a Detroit-area public housing project before shooting her father so he could watch his daughter die, a police officer said.
Frances Burns
Boston Pops rescheduling July 4th concert as Tropical Storm Arthur heads north

Boston Pops rescheduling July 4th concert as Tropical Storm Arthur heads north

BOSTON, July 2 (UPI) --The Boston Pops moved its traditional July 4th concert up a day to Thursday, July 3, as Tropical Storm Arthur moved up the east coast.
Frances Burns
Iowa teen missing after being swept into storm drain during heavy rain

Iowa teen missing after being swept into storm drain during heavy rain

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, July 1 (UPI) --An Iowa teenager swept into a storm drain during a heavy rainstorm remains missing, while another teen who tried to help him was carried to a lake.
Frances Burns
Joe Berlinger's new documentary puts the spotlight on Whitey Bulger

Joe Berlinger's new documentary puts the spotlight on Whitey Bulger

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) --Joe Berlinger says even he's surprised by the number of people who cooperated with the making of his film "Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger."
Karen Butler
Boy, 14, missing after being swept out to sea in Ocean City, N.J.

Boy, 14, missing after being swept out to sea in Ocean City, N.J.

OCEAN CITY, N.J., June 30 (UPI) --A 14-year-old boy was missing and believed drowned after he and other swimmers were caught in a rip current in Ocean City, N.J.
Frances Burns
Delaware shootout ends with state trooper wounded, domestic violence suspect dead

Delaware shootout ends with state trooper wounded, domestic violence suspect dead

NEWARK, Del., June 26 (UPI) --A Delaware state trooper wounded by a suspect in a domestic violence case shot and killed his alleged attacker, police said.
Frances Burns
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State police (or State troopers) are a type of sub-national territorial police force, particularly in Australia and the United States. Some other countries have analogous police forces, such as the provincial police in some Canadian provinces, while in other places, the same responsibilities are held by national police forces.

Each state of Australia has its own state police force. Municipalities do not have police forces and it is left to the state forces to police the geographic areas within their respective states. Australia does have a national police force, the Australian Federal Police, whose role is to enforce the laws of the Commonwealth, both criminal law and civil law, as well as to protect the interests of the Commonwealth, both domestically and internationally. The AFP does, however, provide 'state' policing for the Australian Capital Territory, Jervis Bay Territory, and Australia's other external territories such as Norfolk Island.

Prior to the Federation of Australia, each Colony within Australia had numerous police forces, but these were largely amalgamated well before Federation.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "State Police."
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