- the cleaning and keeping clean of a camp, post, station, etc.
- the condition of a camp, post, station, etc., with reference to cleanliness.
verb (used with object), po·liced, po·lic·ing.
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Does that mean a reduction in policing would be a good thing?
Even those Christians who do want to minister amid the rancor of race and policing are missing the mark.
Big Perm worries that the lack of policing the “small fry” will lead to more crimes by “big fry.”
Like many I spoke to, Williams seemed to desire a reorientation of policing, rather than just a reduction.
We are committed to the community, dedicated to progress, and policing with respect.
They no longer undertake any policing, strike-breaking, or guarding.Courts and Criminals|Arthur Train
And so the policing of the western country from Fort Gibson went on and on.Fort Gibson|Grant Foreman
At the same time arrangements also were made for policing the flood zone and preventing looting.
Policing two hundred broad acres is a strong man's job, but Waddles attends to it in his spare moments.Fore!|Charles Emmett Van Loan
Police duty, was the everyday work of policing the streets—cleaning up the camp.Company G|A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
British Dictionary definitions for policing
- the police the organized civil force of a state, concerned with maintenance of law and order, the detection and prevention of crime, etc
- (as modifier)a police inquiry
- the regulation and control of a community, esp in regard to the enforcement of law, the prevention of crime, etc
- the department of government concerned with this