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New South Wales boosts riot laws

SYDNEY, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- An emergency session of the New South Wales state parliament Thursday approved greater powers for the police.

Pa. town considers disbanding police force

FORTY FORT, Pa., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The northeast Pennsylvania town of Forty Fort is considering disbanding its police department unless officers agree to contract concessions, a report said. The Forty Fort, Pa., council voted 5-2 Monday to prepare an ordinance eliminating the police depart

Three killed, 40 injured in Kashmir

NEW DELHI, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Militants lobbed a grenade at a public rally in Indian Kashmir's capital, Srinagar, killing three people and injuring 40.

Explosives tip led to Aussie terror swoops

SYDNEY, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The capture of suspected terror cells in Australia's two largest cities Tuesday resulted from tips to state police six weeks before.

Police kill notorious bandit in gun battle

BHOPAL, India, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- India's notorious bandit Nirbhay Gujjar, wanted in some 200 murder and kidnap cases, has died in a gun battle with police in northern Madhya Pradesh state.

23 killed in India's Assam state

NEW DELHI, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Twenty-three members of the Karbi tribe who were traveling by bus in the eastern state of Assam were killed apparently by a rival tribe, Indian officials said.

'Most Wanted' suspect shot by police

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A man featured on "America's Most Wanted" was shot and killed by police in western Michigan.

Brutal hazing charged at police academy

BOSTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Former state police cadets in Massachusetts say hazing was unbearable at the State Police Academy.

Hostage taker in NY bank kills himself

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A middle-aged man who took three or four people hostage Saturday in an Albany, N.Y., bank, let the hostages go and committed suicide.

Illinois police say lab's work faulty

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Illinois State Police has canceled its contract with a Virginia crime lab because it says the lab's work is unreliable.

Shoplifter fails to flush $20,000 in art

ALBUQUERQUE, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Police say a woman stole more than $20,000 in artwork from a show in Albuquerque, N.M., and clogged a toilet at Expo New Mexico trying to flush it away.

2 killed in Conn. courthouse shooting

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., June 15 (UPI) -- A retired Connecticut state trooper killed his estranged wife and wounded her lawyer outside the Middlesex Superior Court building before shooting himself.

Wash. cyclist caught speeding at 170 mph

DUNNINGSVILLE, Wash., June 3 (UPI) -- Washington state police caught a 27-year-old motorcyclist riding 170 mph after an 8-mile chase.

Illinois police look into legs discovery

DIVERNOM, Ill., May 25 (UPI) -- State police searched a wooded area along a central Illinois highway for additional human remains following the discovery of two mummified legs.

Chris Tucker's church run ends in arrest

ATLANTA, April 20 (UPI) -- "Rush Hour" star Chris Tucker said he wanted to get to church on time and didn't see or hear the Georgia State Patrol police car that was chasing him.
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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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