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Billboards tell drivers to move over

INDIANAPOLIS, April 10 (UPI) -- Indiana is putting up billboards reminding motorists to move over or slow down when they see an emergency vehicle by the side of the road.

States combat toll violations

DOVER, Del., April 2 (UPI) -- States including Delaware, Florida and New Jersey are adopting new measures aimed at halting tollbooth violations.

Wrong way drive prompts run-in with police

NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 26 (UPI) -- A 45-year-old woman who allegedly drove the wrong way on a Connecticut road and crashed into a police cruiser was arrested. The Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported state police arrested the unidentified woman after the accident Monday in the town of Seymour

MySpace policing fake cop sites

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- MySpace.com says some of the profile pages representing police or sheriff's departments on the popular Internet networking site are fakes. While MySpace has encouraged police to have a presence on the site as a way to deter online sexual predators, at lea

Czechs to probe clergy, communist ties

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Czech Catholic Cardinal Miroslav Vlk has asked authorities to investigate possible collaboration between priests and the communist-era secret service.

Mass. gov. alters policy on illegal aliens

BOSTON, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has reversed an order by his predecessor that authorizes state police to arrest illegal aliens.

Aussie soldier busted over stolen weapons

SYDNEY, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Australian authorities have arrested an army sergeant over the theft of military weapons and ammunition.

Full U.S. Amber Alert for missing Ky. boy

HENDERSON, Ky., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Police throughout the United States were looking Wednesday for a Kentucky woman believed to have kidnapped her infant son from a homicide scene.

Rape charge made at Delaware State U.

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The new band director at Delaware State University has been charged by state police with the alleged sexual assault of a male student off-campus.

Crackdown dismantles gang factions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A two-year Maryland police operation netted 53 suspected members of the notorious Crips gang and seems to have dismantled two factions of the organization.

Senate immigration bill excludes police

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Critics of the U.S. Senate reform bill are concerned it removes local and state police authority to detain illegal immigrants, The Washington Times reports.

Colo. police link nude pics to stalker

FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 10 (UPI) -- Fort Collins and Colorado state police are investigating an alleged stalker who is sending pictures to women with their heads superimposed on a naked body.

Body in N.J. forest is missing mom

PHILADELPHIA, May 1 (UPI) -- New Jersey State Police said Monday a body found in a shallow grave in a state forest in the Pine Barrens is a Philadelphia woman missing for a year.

Indiana air crash claims five

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., April 21 (UPI) -- Indiana State Police said they found no survivors among the five people aboard a plane that went down overnight near the Bloomington, Ind., airport.

Rebel land mine kills two Indian police

RAIPUR, India, March 20 (UPI) -- A land mine planted by suspected Maoist rebels has killed at least two police officers and injured 13 others in India's central Chhattisgarh state. Police said a powerful explosion took place as a police vehicle full of security personnel was driving Sund
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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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