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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, 2013
Lowering risks and raising funds with speed cameras Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 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
March 19, 2013
Who's training your officers on vehicle-fire response? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Who's training your officers on vehicle-fire response?

When it comes to vehicle fires, police officers often rely on instinct and improvisation, despite the fact that they're usually first on scene of a collision - Full Story
March 18, 2013
Guns, the mentally ill, and law enforcement Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Guns, the mentally ill, and law enforcement

As this story shows, you never know who you will run into on any contact - Full Story
March 07, 2013
P1 First Person: The dilemma of small-department turnover PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: The dilemma of small-department turnover

By Rick McDowell PoliceOne Member Rural law enforcement agencies face a variety of stressful dilemmas... - Full Story
March 05, 2013
Saving lives is part of the job Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Saving lives is part of the job

While firefighters and medics are constantly credited in the mainstream media as life savers, police officers save lives every day, too - Full Story
February 28, 2013
Words of wisdom for a young woman officer Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Words of wisdom for a young woman officer

Lieutenant Terri Wilkin spent a quarter century with the Maryland State Police, serving in a wide variety of assignments — patrol, investigations, intelligence, and training, to name but a few - Full Story
February 28, 2013
P1 First Person: Safety considerations during highway interdiction stops PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Safety considerations during highway interdiction stops

By Mike Wright PoliceOne Member Drug trafficking organizations are complex organizations with highly... - Full Story
January 18, 2013
Speed, accuracy, social media, and 'the news' Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Speed, accuracy, social media, and 'the news'

In the case of Sandy Hook, social media technology compounded the scope — and the whopping number — of reporters' errors in the lemming rush to 'break' a news story - Full Story
January 07, 2013
Killed in the line of duty: An officer and a wife Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Killed in the line of duty: An officer and a wife

Officer Jennifer Sebena of the Wauwatosa Police Department was killed in the line of duty, not because she was a police officer, but in spite of the fact that she was a police officer - Full Story
January 07, 2013
Standout warriors: Are you The One? Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Standout warriors: Are you The One?

Let 'em call you Tackleberry if they like, because when the ___ hits the fan, you are The One they'll look to for help! - Full Story



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