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3 members of Vermont family arrested for DUI at the same crime scene

3 members of Vermont family arrested for DUI at the same crime scene

FLETCHER, Vt., Aug. 13 (UPI) --Three members of a Vermont family, Nicholas, Joshua and Brian Woodward, were arrested for DUI at the same crime scene after a single-car crash in Fletcher.
Evan Bleier
Teen charged with killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright

Teen charged with killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright

BREMERTON, Wash., Aug. 11 (UPI) --A 17-year-old who lived in the same Bremerton, Wash., mobile home park has been charged with killing 6-year-old Jenise Wright.
Frances Burns
2 men brawl after arguing about golf rules at Pennsylvania course

2 men brawl after arguing about golf rules at Pennsylvania course

FAYETTE COUNTY , Pa., Aug. 4 (UPI) --Two men may face assault charges after they allegedly brawled following an argument about golf rules at the Springdale Golf Course in Fayette County.
Evan Bleier
Washington mom in jail for murdering 2-year-old daughter at Oregon resort

Washington mom in jail for murdering 2-year-old daughter at Oregon resort

CANNON BEACH, Ore., Aug. 4 (UPI) --A woman has been arrested in Oregon in connection with the death of her 2-year-old daughter in a beach resort.
Matt Bradwell
Virginia dad kills wife and three daughters before committing suicide

Virginia dad kills wife and three daughters before committing suicide

CULPEPER COUNTY, Va., Aug. 4 (UPI) --Two adults and three children were found dead in their Virginia home Sunday, apparently shot to death in what investigators are treating as a murder-suicide.
Matt Bradwell
Idaho grandmother writes thank-you note to police after speeding ticket

Idaho grandmother writes thank-you note to police after speeding ticket

BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 1 (UPI) --After getting pulled over for speeding, Idaho grandmother Tana Baumler wrote a thank-you note to police.
Evan Bleier
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
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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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