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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 05, 2013
Building an experience resume: Each contact has value PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Building an experience resume: Each contact has value

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story
August 14, 2013
Why do small agencies need SWAT? Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Why do small agencies need SWAT?

To say that small agencies don’t need SWAT teams or armored vehicles is to assume we have some immunity to criminal behavior - Full Story
June 26, 2013
A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A happy anniversary: 5 key themes from 5 great years

Keeping cop killers out of jail, active shooters in schools, and other issues I've covered during my five years (so far) at PoliceOne - Full Story
June 21, 2013
Police History: A tribute to the railroad police officer Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

Police History: A tribute to the railroad police officer

Since 1849, there have been 149 railroad officers who have been killed in the line of duty and recognized on the wall, although a little more research can put the number as high as 201 - Full Story
June 20, 2013
P1 First Person: Using 'Not Today' and 'Below 100' on every shift PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Using 'Not Today' and 'Below 100' on every shift

By Jason Welin PoliceOne Member I returned from ILEETA 2013 with a desire to teach and increase officer... - Full Story
May 14, 2013
PoliceOne Roundtable: Smart police trainers use 'dumb' simulation tools Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

PoliceOne Roundtable: Smart police trainers use 'dumb' simulation tools

Even as the capabilities of silicon-based simulators increase, our carbon-based simulators (a.k.a. trainers and role players), still need traditional “inert” training tools - Full Story
May 09, 2013
Honoring the brotherhood of specialized police agencies Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

Honoring the brotherhood of specialized police agencies

It is important to understand that anyone who pins on the badge, straps on a gun, and enforces the law with statutory authority is a law enforcement officer - Full Story
April 25, 2013
P1 First Person: Securing the driver-side door during traffic stops PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Securing the driver-side door during traffic stops

By Rick McDowell PoliceOne Member Traffic stops will always pose an inherent risk to the officer from... - Full Story
March 26, 2013
Lowering risks and raising funds with speed cameras Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Lowering risks and raising funds with speed cameras

The National Safety Council found that speeding is not likely to be controlled without vigorous, consistent enforcement, including the use of automated technology - Full Story



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