Definition of secret police in English:

secret police

noun

  • [treated as plural] A police force working in secret against a government's political opponents.

    • ‘In places it was only Russian troops who protected the secret police from workers' anger.’
    • ‘On arrival all four were arrested by the Gambian secret police.’
    • ‘Ganev's career initially received a boost from his role as an official in the Stalinist secret police.’
    • ‘There was no settling of accounts with the hated and feared secret police, the Securitate.’
    • ‘However, the new police lack any effective power against the Sandinista secret police or army.’
    • ‘It is not only lower levels of the Brandenburg secret police which have connections to the extreme right wing.’

Pronunciation:

secret police

/ˈsēkrit pəˈlēs/