shore patrol

noun
(often initial capital letters) members of an organization in the U.S. Navy having police duties similar to those performed by military police. Abbreviation: SP

Origin:
1940–45

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shore patrol
 
n
(US) a naval unit serving the same function as the military police

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And, so they put him on shore patrol after they got him in there.
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