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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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December 16, 2012
Police prevent Okla. school shooting

Police prevent Okla. school shooting

Police have arrested a high school student for allegedly planning a mass shooting - Full Story
December 12, 2012
Video: Woman defies Apple, resists arrest, gets TASERed

Video: Woman defies Apple, resists arrest, gets TASERed

Woman was asked to leave for trying to buy too many iPhones - Full Story
December 12, 2012
Police: Ore. mall shooter identified, used stolen rifle

Police: Ore. mall shooter identified, used stolen rifle

Suspect had armed himself with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and had several fully loaded magazines when he arrived at a Portland mall on Tuesday - Full Story
December 07, 2012
Judge denies new trial in Ohio Amish hair attacks

Judge denies new trial in Ohio Amish hair attacks

The 5 attacks just over a year ago were an attempt to shame straying members - Full Story
December 03, 2012

Police evacuate La. town containing 6M pounds of explosives

State police are launching a criminal investigation of a company after finding the explosive material was stored illegally - Full Story
November 28, 2012
New website lets Mich. residents keep up on crime

New website lets Mich. residents keep up on crime

Users can see the date, time, location and description of cases with just the click of a mouse - Full Story
November 18, 2012

Father faults police in daughter's rape case

Man believes actions haven't been taken to protect college image - Full Story
November 06, 2012

Mom gets $2,500 ticket for son peeing in yard

Officer said rural neighborhood didn't matter, still public urination - Full Story
November 01, 2012

Insurance pool drops coverage for armed posse in Ariz.

Covers sheriff's volunteers in 11 of state's 15 counties, cites 'a group of gentlemen with weapons out in the desert at night' - Full Story
October 17, 2012
Armed posse patrols timber land in sheriff's place

Armed posse patrols timber land in sheriff's place

Some folks in Josephine County are taking matters into their own hands - Full Story



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Be Advised... Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
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with Thane Gallagher