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India fortifies armories to avert attack

NEW DELHI, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- India's Interior Ministry asked Orissa state to fortify police stations and armories to deter attacks by Maoist rebels.

India's unified command against Maoists

NEW DELHI, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- India says it will establish a unified command of officials to tackle Maoist violence in Chhattisgarh state.

Hunters still missing in South Jersey

FAIRFIELD, N.J., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Police continued the search Tuesday for two missing U.S. goose hunters in the Delaware Bay marshes of South Jersey.

Church computers allegedly used for porn

HAMILTON, N.J., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A civilian New Jersey State Police employee has been charged with sneaking into his church at night to use a nun's computer to view online pornography.

India: Bihar a favorite for Maoists

NEW DELHI, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- India says Bihar state has become the favorite target for Maoist rebels who carried out 14 attacks there over the past six months.

Body found in Chicago not Stacey Peterson

CHICAGO, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A body found in an industrial area in Chicago is not that of Stacey Peterson, the missing wife of a former police officer, authorities said Saturday.

Indian police on lookout for Tamil rebels

NEW DELHI, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Indian police say they are on the lookout for 50 Sri Lankan Tamil rebels who are hiding in southern Tamil Nadu state.

Police: Drew Peterson still a suspect

CHICAGO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Illinois State Police officials say former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson is still a suspect in the disappearance of his wife.

Indian state ups anti-militancy efforts

NEW DELHI, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Indian state of Kerala has stepped up its anti-militancy efforts following the arrest of a suspected militant.

India: Rebels on extortion drive

NEW DELHI, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Police in the Indian state of Assam said Tuesday the rebel United Front for the Liberation of Assam served extortion notices to engineers in the state.

Indian state receives terror e-mail

NEW DELHI, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Police in the Indian state of Meghalaya say they received an e-mail message from a rebel group threatening to blow up key installations.

Peterson neighbors get mystery notes, map

BOLINGBROOK , Ill., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Illinois State Police on Thursday investigated anonymous notes and photos left on the lawns of neighbors of Stacy Peterson, who has been missing since October.

Fake cops cheated woman out of $50

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A woman was tricked into paying $50 to two men posing as police officers on Christmas day in East Hanover Township, Pa.

Indian police claim terror plot foiled

NEW DELHI, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh say they have killed two militants who were planning to assassinate dignitaries.

Nigeria pipeline explosion kills 42

ABOGBO, Nigeria, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- An explosion in Abogbo, Nigeria, killed 42 people while villagers attempted to salvage fuel from a vandalized pipeline.
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State Police
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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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