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Kentucky police department that lost officer gets threats

BARDSTOWN, Ky., June 12 (UPI) -- The FBI is investigating threatening letters received by a Kentucky police department since an officer was shot and killed in late May, officials say.

Phone threat prompts evacuation of Richmond, Va., airport

RICHMOND, Va., June 11 (UPI) -- A phone threat led to the evacuation of Richmond, Va., International Airport, delaying flights and stranding hundreds of travelers Tuesday, the airport said.

Police: Suspect stole state police cruiser in escape attempt

NANTY GLO, Pa., June 10 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said a man believed to be under the influence of drugs stole a police cruiser and broke into a home while attempting to escape.

Reputed mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger's legal team wants trial delayed

BOSTON, June 10 (UPI) -- As jury selection goes on for the trial of accused mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, his attorneys are seeking to have the trial's start delayed.

Off-duty N.J. detective held in Maryland roadside killing

ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 9 (UPI) -- An off-duty county detective from New Jersey was jailed on $1 million bail Sunday after being charged in a roadside shooting death, Maryland police said.

Maureen McDonnell's charity work payment scrutinized

RICHMOND, Va., June 3 (UPI) -- Maureen McDonnell, wife of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, received $36,000 from a coal company that wasn't listed on financial disclosures, officials said.
New York state toughens penalty for texting-while-driving

New York state toughens penalty for texting-while-driving

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- New York state has put tougher penalties in place for texting-while-driving for all drivers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced at a news conference Sunday.

Bears fullback Rodriguez charged with DUI

CHICAGO, May 31 (UPI) -- Chicago Bears fullback Evan Rodriguez was charged early Friday with DUI after his second arrest since the end of his rookie season, the team confirmed.

Police selling guns from buyback program

ST. CHARLES, Ill., May 31 (UPI) -- A police department in the Chicago suburbs said some of the guns obtained from a buyback program will be sold to a pair of licensed dealers.

Chechen dad: FBI killed son to 'shut him up'

MOSCOW, May 31 (UPI) -- The FBI killed a Chechen man to "shut him up" after grilling him about a Boston bombing suspect, the man's father said as a new version of the shooting emerged.

Officials: Boston bombing suspect friend unarmed when killed

ORLANDO, Fla., May 30 (UPI) -- A Muslim Chechen man fatally shot by an FBI agent during an interrogation about one of the Boston bombing suspects was unarmed, law enforcement officials said.
Saints' WR Joe Morgan arrested for DWI

Saints' WR Joe Morgan arrested for DWI

JEFFERSON, La., May 29 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan was arrested in Jefferson Parish, La., for allegedly driving while intoxicated, his arrest report states.

Tsarnaev acquaintance lunged at agent with sword before shooting

ORLANDO, Fla., May 29 (UPI) -- A Central Florida man being questioned by an FBI agent about the Boston Marathon bombings was shot after he drew a sword on the agent, a Boston TV station says.

Pa. couple charged with driving with girl in dog cage in pickup bed

MILLVALE, Pa., May 28 (UPI) -- A couple were charged with child endangerment after travelers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike saw a girl in a dog cage in the back of a pickup truck, police said.

Bardstown, Ky., police officer killed in ambush attack

BARDSTOWN, Ky., May 26 (UPI) -- The weekend killing of a Bardstown, Ky., police officer shot while removing road debris was an ambush, state police said Sunday.
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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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