military police


Definition of military police

: a branch of an army that exercises guard and police functions

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But this year, shortly after demonstrations near Novo Progresso where farmers burned bridges and tires to protest IBAMA’s enforcement actions, the state military police were removed from this detail. Time, "The Real Reason the Amazon Is On Fire," 26 Aug. 2019 The hostage taker, who identified himself as a military policeman, was armed and threatened to set the bus on fire with gasoline at around 6 a.m. local time (5 a.m. ET), military police said. Flora Charner And Claudia Dominguez, CNN, "Hijacker shot dead after taking 37 bus passengers hostage in Brazil," 20 Aug. 2019 These latest incidents come just a month after military police opened fire on students during a separate anti-government protest. Catherine Kim, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Ohio does something," 8 Aug. 2019 In one scene, military police with riot shields and warning banners similar to those used by Hong Kong police in the recent protests are seen marching in unison and shooting tear gas. Ben Westcott, CNN, "Hong Kong protests: Head of China's military garrison condemns violence," 1 Aug. 2019 Jackson was a military police officer in the 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Military Police Company. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ralph Jackson never came home to Richland Center from the Korean War. On Saturday, his hometown will honor him.," 22 July 2019 The men told Guaidó’s political staffers they would be taken to the headquarters of counterintelligence military police. Washington Post, "Venezuela gov’t says it thwarted plot seeking to kill Maduro," 27 June 2019 Williams served as a Klamath Falls police officer for nine years and a military police officer for five years before being hired as a criminal investigator for the department in 2010., "Investigator who used cybersurveillance on state civil rights director files whistleblower suit," 14 Aug. 2019 Early on, the Country, as it was known, had some skirmishes with military police during an effort to place it off-limits to personnel. Paula Allen,, "Controversial landmark property near downtown San Antonio didn’t excite preservationists," 10 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of military police

1815, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of military police

: an organized part of a military force (such as an army) that acts as the police for that force

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