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policing

noun
     
po‧lic‧ing [uncountable]
1 the way that the police are used to keep control over a particular area and to protect people and property:
The community is demanding a less aggressive style of policing.
policing of
the policing of the city
2 the way that an industry or activity etc is controlled in order to make sure that people obey the rules:
In the last twenty years the industry has had no oversight or policing.

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