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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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May 21, 2010
Tactics and the 'OODA Loop' Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Tactics and the 'OODA Loop'

A while back, Andy Casavant wrote an article entitled, “Tactical Planning for Every Officer.”... - Full Story
April 27, 2010
Big busts in the 'burbs, part two Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

Big busts in the 'burbs, part two

Thinking big and taking the extra steps in rural policing can help your career, strengthen your PD, and lead to successful criminal investigations - Full Story
April 16, 2010
Know your enemy: Militant militias targeting cops Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Know your enemy: Militant militias targeting cops

Domestic militias know the customs of America and can blend in far better than any foreign terrorist - Full Story
April 01, 2010
In rural Wisconsin, a case study in mutual aid Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

In rural Wisconsin, a case study in mutual aid

A violent domestic, a house fire, a knife-wielding suspect, multiple rescues, and a “seamless response” give us an opportunity to sit back and be amazed - Full Story
March 26, 2010
Off duty in rural America Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

Off duty in rural America

For a rural cop, the same on-duty issues still exist off duty, such as: how long will it be until backup arrives? - Full Story
February 18, 2010
Looking at officer evaluations from the supervisor’s perspective Sgt. Steve Schrimpf - Sergeant's Desk

Looking at officer evaluations from the supervisor’s perspective

Let’s face it, cops hate paperwork. We all wish it could be like television — chase the bad... - Full Story
November 17, 2009
Recommended reading for street cops, from Dale Carnegie to Sun Tzu Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

Recommended reading for street cops, from Dale Carnegie to Sun Tzu

This article is one that I’ve thought quite a bit about, but was never sure about writing. I finally... - Full Story
November 16, 2009
When grannies attack: Seven lessons from a memorable call Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

When grannies attack: Seven lessons from a memorable call

This is a cautionary tale, and like any decent cautionary tale it has two main purposes: - First, to... - Full Story
August 14, 2009
Policing small-town Gotham City Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

Policing small-town Gotham City

First off, the feedback on the rural policing articles has been great, it is good to know that we are... - Full Story
July 23, 2009
P1 First Person: Mayberry is a fantasy PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Mayberry is a fantasy

By Mark Hillis Police OfficerI recently read the article about Policing rural America by Pat Novesky... - Full Story



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