security police


: police engaged in counterespionage

Examples of security police in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The private security police force tasked with patrolling Detroit's iconic Renaissance Center is expected to give up its state license to make misdemeanor arrests by March 12, the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards confirmed Tuesday. Andrea May Sahouri, Detroit Free Press, 6 Mar. 2024 Since July, the Hong Kong national security police have announced bounties of 1 million Hong Kong dollars ($128,000) each on 13 activists living overseas, including in the United States and Britain. Jennifer Jett, NBC News, 12 Jan. 2024 According to a senior member of the Swedish security police, the Iranian regime in recent years has stepped up its efforts to carry out terror attacks in the country. Forbes International, Forbes, 12 Feb. 2024 But the organization, riddled with informers, was quickly crushed by the security police. Glenn Frankel, Washington Post, 9 June 2023 The Michigan State Police and the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards, which grants licenses to operate as a private security police agency, are investigating. Detroit Free Press, 7 Jan. 2024 State security police said Capvision frequently contacted personnel with access to classified information in the Chinese Communist Party and the government, as well as in industries such as national defense and science, according to the Jiangsu TV report. Nectar Gan, CNN, 9 May 2023 But after the New Zealand mosque attacks in 2019 killed 51 people, and a copycat attempt by Norwegian shooter Philip Manshaus just outside Oslo later that year in which the killer’s sister died, Norway’s security police changed its annual assessments. Mark Lewis, ajc, 19 July 2021 Koo Sze-yiu, 75, had planned to carry a homemade wooden coffin to China’s Liaison Office in the city on the opening day of the Games on February 4, but national security police raided his apartment and arrested him that day before any protest could take place. Kathleen Magramo, CNN, 13 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of security police was in 1915

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“Security police.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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