a police force responsible for maintaining order at a specific locale or under specific circumstances, as at an airport or factory.
a police force concerned with detecting and preventing enemy espionage.
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- security analyst,
- security blanket,
- security council,
- security guard,
- security of tenure,
- security risk,
- security thread,
Origin of security police
First recorded in 1915–20
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