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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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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
July 10, 2009
Policing rural America: Soft target terrorism Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

Policing rural America: Soft target terrorism

If you are like most people in any type of emergency services profession you have no doubt been seated... - Full Story
July 02, 2009
P1 First Person: Division III LE PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Division III LE

Related Articles: P1 First Person: Use of force models in LE training P1 First Person: Smart cops, not... - Full Story
June 15, 2009
The value of continuing education for police officers Jim Guffey - Rising Through the Ranks

The value of continuing education for police officers

In my first article, Rising through the ranks, I said that one of the important steps for success in... - Full Story
June 05, 2009
Defining Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Defining "professional courtesy"

In a one-squad-car-town, shift change means you get picked up at your house by the officer who worked... - Full Story



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