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March 11, 2013

The dictionary definition of policing

Submitted by:
Sheriff Ray Nash

Years ago, a colleague of mine asked me to define the word policing. I told him it meant law enforcement. Policing and law enforcement are synonymous. He challenged me to look it up.

Which I did, in my American Heritage Dictionary.

The definition I found surprised me. It might do the same for you...

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