state police

noun

Definition of state police

: the police organized and maintained by a state as distinguished from those of a lower subdivision (such as a city or county) of the state government

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First Known Use of state police

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“State police.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/state%20police. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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