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state police

noun
1.
a police force under state authority rather than under the authority of a city or county in the state.
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  • And I'll bet they're gloating over hoodwinking the state police, too.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • What are the principles of the state police, as you see them in this story?

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  • He glanced beyond them at the men gathered beside the cars and saw that three of the nine were attired in state police uniforms.

    Double Challenge James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Rick rather liked the idea of having the state police on their side.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • Finally, he opened the front door, just as a white state police car was pulling up at the end of the walk.

    Murder in the Gunroom Henry Beam Piper

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