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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 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
August 20, 2010
10 reasons a personal watercraft can work for your department Tom Burrell - Patrolling the Waterways

10 reasons a personal watercraft can work for your department

While PWCs will never meet the needs of every department or every scenario, they are proven to be effective as maritime patrol vessels - Full Story
August 19, 2010
Rediscovering the joy in the job Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Rediscovering the joy in the job

Sometimes, the idea of moving "up" in our career is an illusion that distracts us from moving ahead in our career - Full Story
August 17, 2010
Suspect dead in attack on Texas PD Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Suspect dead in attack on Texas PD

The attempted assault on Texas police by 29-year-old Patrick Gray Sharp included an improvised explosive device, an "assault rifle," a shotgun, and a .45 pistol - Full Story
August 13, 2010
Know your enemy: Hate groups' threat to officer safety Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Know your enemy: Hate groups' threat to officer safety

Some estimates indicate that at least 100 new hate-based militia groups have sprung up since 2008 - Full Story



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