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In the Rural Law Enforcement section you'll find news reports and expert articles about what it means to be a police officer in rural America. Early in America’s history, officers rode on horseback from town to town, either alone or with a small posse. Police work has changed drastically since then, but if you patrol in a rural area, you probably have some idea how those cops felt.
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Why street cops should use woodland tracking tactics Patrick Patten - Tactical Woodland Operations

Why street cops should use woodland tracking tactics

Given the right conditions, you can use tracking to find or eliminate areas where a suspect may be hiding - Full Story

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Reality Training: Are you prepared for an ambush attack?

The savage killing of a California deputy is a tragic reminder of the dangers cops face on patrol. Here are some safety tips on how to respond to an attack.

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Going on an outdoor adventure? Here's how to (properly) pack a backpack

Tips on how to properly pack for your next outdoor adventure.

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How 'Tactical watch-outs' can help police in woodland manhunts

How 'Tactical watch-outs' can help police in woodland manhunts

I borrowed the ‘Watch Out’ concept from the wildland fire-fighting community and have adapted it to woodland manhunts and find them to be an excellent tool. - Full Story

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How 'Tactical watch-outs' can help police in woodland manhunts Patrick Patten - Tactical Woodland Operations

How 'Tactical watch-outs' can help police in woodland manhunts

I borrowed the ‘Watch Out’ concept from the wildland fire-fighting community and have adapted it to woodland manhunts and find them to be an excellent tool - Full Story

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From Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

From "watchmen" to proactive patrol: History of the US Park Police

The United States Park Police — one of the nation’s oldest and most historic agencies — is an easily overlooked law enforcement agency with roots dating back to our first president - Full Story

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Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting

Manhunt for escaped killers shifts after possible sighting

Investigators tracking two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison scoured a rural area Sunday near the Pennsylvania border - Full Story

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Video: Elderly woman in scooter chair gets 6 mph police escort home

When the woman got lost on her way home, police escorted her back - Full Story

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Search continues for murderers who hatched detailed escape

Search continues for murderers who hatched detailed escape

Residents in rural New York were on edge as the manhunt for two killers stretched into a ninth day - Full Story



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