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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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October 22, 2010
IACP 2010: A Chief's worst-case scenario Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP 2010: A Chief's worst-case scenario

What should a police leader do amid a thermonuclear officer-misconduct scandal — something so heinous it rocks the squad room and the community? - Full Story
October 15, 2010
Understanding the officer-prosecutor divide Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Understanding the officer-prosecutor divide

Conflict between officers and prosecutors is indicative of the inherent checks and balances in our criminal justice system - Full Story
October 11, 2010
The sweet sound of silence(ers) Jeff Hall - Zen and the Gunfighter

The sweet sound of silence(ers)

Among their many benefits, devices designed to muffle the report of a firearm help preserve hearing, improve operational ability, and simply make the coppers safer - Full Story
October 08, 2010
Poor Chief’s Guide: Effective community policing on a budget Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Poor Chief’s Guide: Effective community policing on a budget

Communication between police and the citizens they serve is an essential part of the modern police mission — a company called Nixle offers a great conduit for communicating with the community - Full Story
October 06, 2010
'Crotch rockets' and high-speed police pursuits Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

'Crotch rockets' and high-speed police pursuits

Many cops aren’t even allowed to attempt a pursuit of a perpetrator riding a high-speed motorcycle — the problem is that these criminals know it! - Full Story
September 24, 2010
5 fundamentals for fighting medical marijuana Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

5 fundamentals for fighting medical marijuana

‘Legal’ pot dispensaries are springing up all over — to ensure the future safety of our communities, law enforcement should take an active role in the debate - Full Story
September 23, 2010
Search first or handcuff first? Neither! Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Search first or handcuff first? Neither!

The 'search first' and the 'handcuff first' theories have inherent dangers — the Grip-Protective Sweep (GPS) technique is a good 'somewhere in between' strategy - Full Story
September 23, 2010
Gearing up to be mission ready Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Gearing up to be mission ready

Do you have everything you need when the call comes in for the next manhunt, disaster, or active shooter? - Full Story
September 20, 2010
Building an interdiction unit from scratch Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Building an interdiction unit from scratch

In most states, the proceeds your law enforcement agency gains from interdiction seizures can be used to fund the department - Full Story
September 15, 2010
A secret for breaking through to delusional EDPs Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

A secret for breaking through to delusional EDPs

Homer was delusional, to put it mildly. A mental patient who’d wandered off from a minimum-security... - Full Story



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Rural Law Enforcement Columnists

10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
The Warrior's Path The Warrior's Path
with Duane Wolfe