Talk:State police

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removed references to Hawaii not having a state police as it does have a Hawaii Department of Public Safety, Headed by the Hawaii State Sheriff, which does perform some of the duties of a state police force, such as protecting state property, operating state prisons, patrolling some state properties and waterways.--Tomtom 05:49, 24 Sep 2004 (UTC)

State trooper[edit]

Is "state trooper" synonymous with "state police officer"?

The State of California has a State Police force, which is distinct from the Highway Patrol.

National State police[edit]

Italy, Carabineri: The word "carabinieri" is a plural, so "Carabinieri is" should be "Carabinieri are".

Netherlands: The text about the Netherlands contains errors - it is better to delete then let it stand as it is - there is no real equivalent of "State police" in the Netherlands. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 213.84.195.80 (talk) 23:06, 24 April 2007 (UTC).

...and Italy, and Australia, etc. I removed the Netherlands and other state police agencies that are national rather than sub-national. It's primarily a US topic, though there are rough equivalents in other countries, which I left in. Not much point in cataloging police forces in other countries only to say how they're not state police in the same sense. (There are other articles for national police, territorial police force and so on where those agencies are relevant). In the future, 213.84.195.80, feel free to be bold and make any changes you feel are improvements to the article yourself. Cheers, bobanny 21:48, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Why remove Australia? State police are not primarily a US topic when there are a number of federations in the world that maintain similar organisations. All the Australian states have a police force that is by any reasonable definition a 'state police' force: a police organisation providing law enforcement services to a sub-national territory of a federal state. MickBarnes 02:46, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

RI does not have a separate highway patrol. The State Police handles that. 72.192.22.209 05:32, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

"Australia is unique..."[edit]

What is so unique about Australia? The German police is organized in a very similar manner: The primary police force is the state ("Land") police. There is no municipal police (except for parking enforcement and similar low-profile tasks), and the federal police only has a very limited scope.193.196.193.21 15:38, 20 July 2007 (UTC)

What makes Vermont an exception?[edit]

What makes Vermont an exception? Kentucky has full police powers that are not generally enforced outside the jurisdiction of the sheriff. The Kentucky State Police has unlimited FULL police powers. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.176.7.67 (talk) 13:42, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Alberta Sheriff[edit]

The alberta sheriff does not fit as a "state police", it does not act as police force througout the whole provine, it acts as an agent of the courts, but not as a police force. As far as I can tell. If my info is incorrect, please point me to where I can find out more.

USA State Police[edit]

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State Police (United States)[edit]

Created SP (US) as most of this materiel seems to be about the US State Police.--Degen Earthfast (talk) 16:57, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

State Police in Spain.[edit]

Hi, first of all I would like to apologise because my English.

I am from Spain and I would like to notice that there are not just three "AUTONOMOUS comunities" that posses akin of "State Police". In fact, there are almost 9 different kinds of "autonomical police" here.

There are FOUR (not three) that are totally independent of the National Police Corp. Those are:

1-Policía Foral in the "Autonomous Community of Navarre"

2-Ertzaintza in the "Autonomous Community of Basque Country"

3-Mossos d'Esquadra in the "Autonomous Community of Catalonia"

4-Canarian General Police Corp in the "Autonomous Community of Canary Islands"

And they all operate in a totally independent way.

But there are other 5 Police Corps that are semi-independent of the National Police Corp:

1-Policía de la Generalidad in the "Autonomous Community of Valencia"

2-Policía de la Comunidad Autónoma de Andalucía in the "Autonomous Community of Andalucia"

3-Policía Adscrita del Principado de Asturias in the "Principality of Asturias"

4-Policía Autónoma de Galicia in the "Autonomous Community of Galicia"

5-Policía Autónoma de Aragón in the "Autonomous Community of Aragon"


They all depend on the National Police Corp. They wear the same uniform but with the propper identification of the Auntonous Community. The are committed just to guard the buildings owned by the Autonomous Community's goverments and to scort and protect other countries politicians that visit the autonomical goverment.


I do not know whow to change it in the article's page or if can. And due to my bad English I do not want to "post" HUGE mistakes on it. Could you modiffy the article, according to the info I gave to you? I do not know how to give you any reference about in English

Thank you very much.

85.49.213.58 (talk) 14:48, 29 June 2014 (UTC)Pedro from Spain