security police


Definition of security police

1 : police engaged in counterespionage

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The next month, the security police astride the Jordanian border in the dusty southern town of Daraa ignited the tinder by torturing children who had scrawled anti-Assad graffiti on walls. Charles Glass, Harper's magazine, "“Tell Me How This Ends”," 10 Feb. 2019 Members of Kurdish security police check identity cards at a checkpoint on the northern edge of Qamishli, a northeastern Syrian city by the border with Turkey. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "‘If He’s Hiding, I Will Find Him.’ One Man’s Hunt for the Militants Who Killed His Father," 15 Dec. 2018 The prince has also overhauled the state security police, recruiting former Egyptian officers to hound dissidents. The Economist, "The calculations of Muhammad bin Salman," 7 June 2018 His car, however, was damaged and the Swedish security police arranged a replacement., "The Latest: Swedish Prime Minister Uninjured After Car Skids," 26 Feb. 2018 Norway’s security police have warned of the rise of a small but politically extreme and potentially violent group called the Nordic Resistance Movement, which uses the Tyr rune in its branding. Richard Martyn-hemphill, New York Times, "Norway Ski Team’s Sweater Gets Tangled in a Neo-Nazi Uproar," 30 Jan. 2018 Some 20,000 people died in the province in fighting between the ANC and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), a group of Zulu nationalists who were sometimes aided by the apartheid security police, in the 1980s and 1990s. The Economist, "A most violent regionSouth Africa’s ruling party is at war with itself," 30 Sep. 2017

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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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