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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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September 10, 2010
A powerful weapon for police in the post-9/11 world Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A powerful weapon for police in the post-9/11 world

The Terrorist Screening Center and the TSDB enable law enforcement officers to find and apprehend terrorists in the U.S. - Full Story
September 08, 2010
A lone ranger proves every field contact is Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

A lone ranger proves every field contact is "like a box of chocolates"

John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch were the focus of an international fugitive alert - Full Story
September 02, 2010
P1 First Person: Legalizing drugs will not stop crime PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Legalizing drugs will not stop crime

By Sergeant Jeff Fisher Loveland (Colo.) Police Department The violence on the U.S./Mexico border has... - Full Story
September 01, 2010
No time for complacency on new deputy’s first day Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

No time for complacency on new deputy’s first day

“A lot of people view a rural sheriff’s office as a Mayberry, Andy Griffith place where nothing... - Full Story
August 30, 2010
Maintaining hygiene under field or extreme conditions Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

Maintaining hygiene under field or extreme conditions

One of the biggest problems following natural disasters is the spread of disease and infection after... - Full Story
August 30, 2010
Fatal Alaska ambush witnessed by one cop's family Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Fatal Alaska ambush witnessed by one cop's family

Sgt. Tony Wallace and Officer Matt Tokuoka were ambushed by a 45-year-old Hoonah resident identified as John Marvin Jr. - Full Story
August 27, 2010
Use-of-force training in trying times Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Use-of-force training in trying times

Like small, entrepreneurial, businesses, smaller police departments are sometimes best able to pioneer innovative training - Full Story
August 26, 2010
P1 First Person: How PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: How "they" shoot you!

By W. Hock HochheimIn this day and age of prolific paintball gaming, it is hard to find the classic definition... - Full Story
August 26, 2010
Going home rituals for cops Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Going home rituals for cops

Don't expect your family to always adjust to you — you have to make allowances for them as well - Full Story
August 24, 2010
P1 Tech Help: Facebook and the law officer John Rivera - Technology Helpdesk

P1 Tech Help: Facebook and the law officer

Facebook has proven its ability to aid in revealing criminals, threatening job security, and limiting (even eliminating) personal privacy - Full Story



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