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At least 20 dead in Christian-Hindu fights

KANDHAMAL, India, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Officials said Tuesday least 20 people died in the three weeks since violent Hindu-Christian confrontations began in the remote east Indian state of Orissa.

Penn State suspends three players

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Three players have been suspended from the Penn State football team after police allegedly found marijuana at their apartment complex.

Bathtub drowning wasn't suspicious

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A coroner's report shows Illinois state police were not suspicious about the bathtub drowning in 2004 of a healthy, 40-year-old suburban Chicago woman.

Police: Man posed as officer to steal gas

CHICAGO, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Suburban Chicago police say a man allegedly posed as a police officer to fill his Jaguar with free gas at least 10 times.

Chicago police head welcomes state help

CHICAGO, July 18 (UPI) -- Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis says he would welcome an offer for Illinois State Police to "come on down" and help in the city fight crime.

ACLU: Md. State Police spying on protests

BALTIMORE, July 17 (UPI) -- Maryland state troopers have been going undercover to spy on protest meetings, the American Civil Liberties Group said Thursday.

Missing woman's husband had secret gun

JOLIET, Ill., July 16 (UPI) -- Friends claim Illinois State Police missed a folding gun when they searched the home of ex-cop Drew Peterson three days after his wife Stacy vanished.

Missing Vermont girl, 12, found dead

BURLINGTON, Vt., July 3 (UPI) -- An autopsy will be performed on the remains of a missing 12-year-old Vermont girl found in a newly dug grave, police said.

DUI arrests up sharply in Massachusetts

BOSTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Drunken driving arrests by the Massachusetts State Police have increased by 70 percent during the past two years, authorities say.

Muslim groups demand release of detainees

NEW DELHI, June 6 (UPI) -- Various Muslim groups in India's northern Rajasthan state have demanded the release of all terror suspects detained by the police.

Police: Shooter angry about new church

STANTON, Del., May 26 (UPI) -- Police said a man who shot and killed another man at a church fundraiser in Stanton, Del., was upset about plans for a new church.

India to identify Bangladeshi suspects

NEW DELHI, May 19 (UPI) -- Police in India's Rajasthan state have launched a massive drive to identify Bangladesh nationals following Tuesday's series of deadly bomb blasts in Jaipur.

33 nabbed at courthouse construction site

RICHMOND, Va., May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. immigration officials raided the construction site of a federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, arresting 33 workers on immigration violations.

N.J. putting racial profiling behind it

TRENTON, N.J., April 23 (UPI) -- Officials say that New Jersey state troopers have made great strides since the shooting of three young men 10 years ago set off a racial profiling scandal.

Busted biker videotaped himself speeding

EUGENE, Ore., April 18 (UPI) -- Oregon state police arrested a motorcyclist who allegedly videotaped himself driving more than 100 mph on an interstate highway, officials said.
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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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