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security police

noun
1.
a police force responsible for maintaining order at a specific locale or under specific circumstances, as at an airport or factory.
2.
a police force concerned with detecting and preventing enemy espionage.
Origin of security police
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • “Better tell that to your security police,” Ramsey said coldly but not angrily.

    Equation of Doom Gerald Vance
  • The security police will be starting their demolition attack in a few hours.

    The Variable Man Philip K. Dick
  • Local police, servicemen, and security police are in evidence everywhere.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • From a lift Reinhart appeared, surrounded by his security police.

    The Variable Man Philip K. Dick
  • We should be able to dig up a few local chieftains and some of the security police heads.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • "My apologies," Morgan said when the security police had retired out of earshot.

    Thin Edge Gordon Randall Garrett
  • The security police sergeant looked emptily after them as they progressed down the corridor.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The individual's activities were closely watched by security police or other Party watchdogs.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe
  • Hoxha has regarded the security police as an elite group, and they have been the mainstay of his power.

    Area Handbook for Albania Eugene K. Keefe

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