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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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January 23, 2013

Iowa police pay out of pocket for AR-15s

In the wake of the country's recent mass shootings, the department will carry the rifles in their vehicles - Full Story
January 21, 2013

Ky. police unveil texting program to stop school bullying

Students can anonymously text police about violence, drugs, and other issues - Full Story
January 17, 2013

Sheriffs, state lawmakers push back on gun control

A lot of sheriffs are now standing up and saying, 'Follow the Constitution', but their actual powers to defy federal law are limited - Full Story
January 12, 2013

Police: Ala pastor killed wife, wounded daughter

Police say the daughter took the gun from her father and escaped after he shot his wife - Full Story
January 12, 2013

Police call return of missing Utah teen 'suspicious'

The 13-year-old was dropped off at a Wal-mart without her jacket, shoes, and glasses 2 days after disappearing - Full Story
January 08, 2013

Fla. police to search for missing baby find 300 animals

Police found a notefrom a family member, among the rats and rabbits, explaining they took the baby - Full Story
January 07, 2013

Wyo. police consider GPS to track stalkers

The technology has come at a perfect time, as stalking cases are rising - Full Story
January 05, 2013

2 suspects in custody in 6 Tenn.-Ala. slayings

Authorities assured the public that a serial killer was not on the loose; suspects in custody for months - Full Story
December 21, 2012

4 dead, 3 Pa. troopers injured

One trooper was struck by gunfire but escaped serious injury because the shot struck his body armor - Full Story
December 20, 2012
Texas town allows teachers to carry concealed guns

Texas town allows teachers to carry concealed guns

The remote town is 30 minutes from the nearest police station, so school board voted to let teachers bring guns to school - Full Story



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