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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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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
October 12, 2012
Professional courtesy: The badge on the uniform trumps the badge in the wallet Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Professional courtesy: The badge on the uniform trumps the badge in the wallet

This is something to be given by the off-duty officer to an on-duty officer, not the other way around - Full Story
August 06, 2012
Bill Tilghman may be 'the best of us all' Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Bill Tilghman may be 'the best of us all'

Bill Tilghman may have arrested and brought to justice more bad guys than any other lawman in his era — a 50-year careers which spanned from the “Wild West” into Prohibition - Full Story
July 27, 2012
Investigating crime in rural areas Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Investigating crime in rural areas

Deputy Gary Nichols has worked in Moffat County, Colorado for 28 years. In January 2012 he won the Colorado... - Full Story
July 27, 2012
Policing Mayberry: Misconceptions about 'rural' cops Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Policing Mayberry: Misconceptions about 'rural' cops

Television often portrays a rural lifestyle similar to that found on the Andy Griffith Mayberry RFD television series - Full Story
May 25, 2012
Reminders for safe operation of your patrol boat Tom Burrell - Patrolling the Waterways

Reminders for safe operation of your patrol boat

Sacrificing your safety for the sake of comfort, cutting corners, saving time, or going fast simply because you can will not assist you in performing you duties - Full Story
May 25, 2012
A salute to our park ranger LEOs Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

A salute to our park ranger LEOs

Imagine patrolling a city where the ‘residents’ change on a daily and weekly basis - Full Story
May 07, 2012
 In truth, there is humor: 3 legendary police stories Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

In truth, there is humor: 3 legendary police stories

Storytelling in law enforcement has a rich history of learning through laughter - Full Story
May 04, 2012
Half-truths told about law enforcement and the military Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Half-truths told about law enforcement and the military

In our constitutional republic, there is a critical distinction between law enforcement officer and soldier - Full Story



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