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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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August 01, 2012

Ex-deputy pleads guilty to Tenn. drug thefts

Knoxville News-Sentinel A former Hawkins County sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to multiple charges... - Full Story
July 31, 2012

Cop killer's release rekindles anguish in Ind.

The murder of a beloved officer brought fear, violence and upon killer's release, loss of faith in the criminal justice system - Full Story
July 30, 2012

NC officer foils coyote's chase

Officer wrote in a report he first thought the coyote was a stray dog - Full Story
July 24, 2012

Information sharing helps, but intelligence solves crime

By Dale Peet, Michigan State Police (ret.) PoliceOne Special Contributor I recently read (with great... - Full Story
July 22, 2012

Supervisors for police: How many is too many?

In Wauconda, Ill., ten of 26 sworn officers hold supervisory positions - Full Story
July 20, 2012

Officers accused of hunting on duty

State Inspector General's report claims wildlife officers routinely hunted while working, sought overtime pay - Full Story
July 04, 2012
Arrest made in Zetas' horse track drug ring

Arrest made in Zetas' horse track drug ring

The operation started small but worked in plain sight, with some horses carrying names with drug references, such as Number One Cartel - Full Story
July 02, 2012

Small towns adjusting to life without police depts.

Many cutting law enforcement to save money, often say they have no choice - Full Story
June 22, 2012
Mt. Rainier ranger killed in climbers' rescue

Mt. Rainier ranger killed in climbers' rescue

Ranger Nick Hall was helping to prepare the climbers to be taken from the 14,411-foot Washington state peak when he fell shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday - Full Story
June 18, 2012

Tenn. PD donates patrol cars to needy agencies

Alderman Mark Payne, who made the motion to donate the patrol cars, said he thought it was the right thing to do for the two financially strapped towns - Full Story

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