Para drop on Boston false alarm

BOSTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Police Monday investigated reports that parachutists landed near the Democratic convention site in Boston, The Boston Channel.com reported.

Woman accused of killing using antifreeze

OLD BRIDGE, N.J., July 12 (UPI) -- A retired postal worker from Old Bridge, N.J., died after his sister-in-law allegedly gave him a cocktail laced with antifreeze, state police said.

Ex-Md. police superintendent jailed

BALTIMORE, June 22 (UPI) -- A former police superintendent for the state of Maryland was sentenced to six months in prison for the misuse of thousands of dollars in police funds.

Anthrax scare in N.Y. town

WAKILL, N.Y., March 19 (UPI) -- Police Friday investigated an anthrax scare at the Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield's offices in Wakill, N.Y.

Girl disappears from bus

PERRY, Fla., March 11 (UPI) -- A 16-year-old Florida girl disappeared after boarding a Greyhound bus to visit relatives in East Lansing, Mich., WDIV-TV, Detroit, reported Thursday.

Bangladeshis don't trust their police

DHAKA, Bangladesh, March 5 (UPI) -- A vast majority of people in Bangladesh have little confidence in the police, a survey indicated Friday.

German federal police chief ousted

WIESBADEN, Germany, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- German federal police chief Ulrich Kersten was fired over plans to move and perhaps change his agency with an eye to counter-terrorism.

Police say mayor's wild party just a rumor

DETROIT, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A Michigan State Police investigation into allegations against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick concluded a rumored wild party and assault never happened.

Chicago police getting massive data file

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Illinois soon will become the first state with a single database allowing police to "connect the dots" about law enforcement, it was announced Thursday.

Md. State Police superintendent indicted

BALTIMORE, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Maryland State Police superintendent was charged with diverting thousands of dollars from a Baltimore police fund, the U.S. attorney said Wednesday.

German police raid neo-Nazi targets

BERLIN, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- German police raided 50 properties in a series of raids early Tuesday against a neo-Nazi group known as Combat 18, the BBC reported.

Michigan seeks $20.4 million for outage

LANSING, Mich., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Michigan is seeking $20.4 million in federal aid to cover costs from the Aug. 14 power outage that affected eight states and Canada.

DNA to determine if woman is Shannon

TIPTON, Ind., July 30 (UPI) -- DNA testing will determine if a 23-year-old woman is the Shannon Sherrill who vanished from her Indiana home when she was 6.

Michigan fugitive killed by police

FREMONT, Mich., July 14 (UPI) -- An antigovernment militant accused of shooting a Michigan state trooper to death last week was shot and killed early Sunday by police.

Police: Shooting may be linked to arsenic

CARIBOU, Maine, May 3 (UPI) -- Investigators in Maine searched Saturday for possible links between a fatal shooting and a church arsenic poisoning case.
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State Police

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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