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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.

Man held after bomb threat tip-off

INDIANAPOLIS, April 10 (UPI) -- An Indiana, man has been arrested after he allegedly threatened to set off bombs at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Star reported.

Dodge tries to edge in police car market

DETROIT, March 28 (UPI) -- With its police car versions of the Charger and Magnum, Dodge may shake up the U.S. police car market, long dominated by the the Ford Crown Victoria.

Motorola identifies radar-gun glitches

PHILADELPHIA, March 21 (UPI) -- Motorola Inc. engineers have identified "widespread vehicle power system problems" responsible for police laptop crashes and inaccurate radar-gun readings.

Cops chase stolen prison van for 70 miles

EATONTOWN, N.J., March 18 (UPI) -- A man was hospitalized in New Jersey after a 70-mile police chase on the Garden State Parkway in a stolen Department of Corrections van.

Police kill chain saw-wielding man

FORTY FORT, Pa., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Forty Fort, Pa., shot and killed a man who called to report he was having a heart attack but then attacked a state trooper with a chain saw.

Mass. police launch most wanted sex list

BOSTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Massachusetts police have created an Internet most-wanted list for 12 sexual predators responsible for 34 rape convictions, 29 of them children.

New Zealand police can't hide from speeders

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Police officers in New Zealand can no longer hide in bushes or behind billboards to catch speeding drivers, according to new guidelines.

Bodies of 4 policemen found in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The bodies of four police officers were found Monday in the administrative offices of a small community near Mexico City.
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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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