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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 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 - 10-43: 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 - 10-43: 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
December 28, 2012
2012 in Review: Enough is enough Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

2012 in Review: Enough is enough

As you reflect on the past 12 months and plan for the upcoming year, ask yourself life’s most powerful question - Full Story
December 14, 2012
Active shooters in schools: Should teachers be trained by police firearms instructors? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Active shooters in schools: Should teachers be trained by police firearms instructors?

Should at least one teacher on every floor of every school in America be armed, trained, qualified, and ready/willing to end a deadly threat in their school? - Full Story
November 02, 2012
P1 Photo of the Week: Morning Light PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Morning Light

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo comes from Officer Lucky Gipson, Drug Recognition Expert with the... - Full Story



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