military police


Definition of military police

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

Examples of military police in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ministry said Russia had notified the U.S.-led coalition about the Russian military police convoy's route and said the U.S tried to block the Russian patrol. Lolita C. Baldor, Star Tribune, "US sends troops, armored vehicles to Syria to counter Russia," 18 Sep. 2020 Then head of the military police, Jammeh lead a bloodless coup that took control of The Gambia in 1994. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "6 beds, 9 baths, 1 exiled Gambian president: Lawsuit seeks forfeiture of Maryland mansion owned by Yahya Jammeh," 4 Aug. 2020 The Alabama National Guard has deployed about 350 military police officers from several units to Wisconsin to help respond to the civil unrest and violence there in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake last Sunday. Mike Cason |, al, "Alabama National Guard members deploying to Wisconsin to maintain peace," 28 Aug. 2020 The brothers fled onto Camp Pendleton, where military police officers arrested them. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Brothers from Long Beach arrested in alleged I-5 roadside attack near Camp Pendleton," 28 Aug. 2020 The military police continue to question security officials in Beirut's port as part of investigations into the explosion, under the supervision of the Public Prosecution Office, according to NNA. Ghazi Balkiz, Ben Wedeman And Laura Smith-spark, CNN, "World leaders gather by video to pledge aid to Beirut, a day after violent protests rock the city," 9 Aug. 2020 In Washington on Wednesday, military police and law enforcement officers from a variety of federal agencies were out in force during protests., "Three more officers charged in killing of George Floyd," 3 June 2020 The crux of the plot involves Boston’s similarly daring and dangerous action, as a member of the military police, when a white laborer kills a Black man in cold blood. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "What to Stream: “The 24th,” a Passionate Historical Drama of Military Honor Amid Jim Crow," 18 Aug. 2020 Baker, a former military police officer who lives in Inver Grove Heights, started working as a paramedic for Woodbury in 2018. Andy Mannix, Star Tribune, "Lawsuit: Woodbury retaliated against paramedic for refusing to inject ketamine," 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of military police

1815, in the meaning defined above

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“Military police.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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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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