security police


Definition of security police

1 : police engaged in counterespionage

Examples of security police in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The security police then ordered the deportation of Mrs. Carlson and her four children, ages 3 to 13, giving them a month to leave. New York Times, "Jeanette Carlson, Fighter Against Apartheid, Dies at 91," 30 Aug. 2020 The group, people familiar with the matter said, included Andy Li, an activist who had been arrested in Hong Kong two weeks ago during a swoop by a new national-security police unit that also raided the office of a newspaper. Joyu Wang, WSJ, "China Coast Guard Seizes Hong Kong Activists Fleeing to Taiwan," 27 Aug. 2020 The Chinese doctor who was reprimanded by security police for warning fellow doctors about the initial coronavirus outbreak died of the illness. USA Today, "Three months in: A timeline of how COVID-19 has unfolded in the US," 21 Apr. 2020 Alar Ridamae, the Estonian security police's bureau chief, said that adults need to be vigilant to prevent children from falling into extremist groups, which largely communicate using encrypted online communication platforms like Telegram and Wire. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "13-year-old who called himself 'Commander' was key figure in neo-Nazi group: Authorities," 14 Apr. 2020 Li was detained by local security police on charges of spreading rumors and forced to sign a document disavowing his statements. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "China President Xi knew severity of coronavirus weeks before revealing details," 17 Feb. 2020 The security police killed 42 and injured more than 100 in the young Weimar Republic’s bloodiest episode to date. The Economist, "Unseating an old idea Deutschland AG rethinks workers’ role in management," 30 Jan. 2020 Raytheon uncovered evidence that Serageldin had violated company security polices while investigating him for alleged time card fraud. Washington Post, "National Digest: Man pleads guilty to keeping documents," 14 Dec. 2019 The clash between the heavily armed fighters and the security police turned the city into a free-fire zone, with residents cowering in cars and supermarkets. Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY, "Mexico: Botched raid during attempt to arrest El Chapo's son led to massive firefight, chaos," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of security police

1915, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Sep 2020

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“Security police.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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