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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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May 03, 2012
5 memorable moments from ILEETA 2012 Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

5 memorable moments from ILEETA 2012

Despite budget cuts, this year was the second-most-highly attended, with around 800 participants - Full Story
May 01, 2012
Unmanned aerial systems for SWAT Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Unmanned aerial systems for SWAT

UASs may have the wingspan of a Boeing 737 or be smaller than a radio-controlled model, but a pilot on the ground is always in charge of operations - Full Story
April 24, 2012
A stubborn country cop learns to live with technology Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

A stubborn country cop learns to live with technology

Everyone should work closely with the local fusion center to make sure all intelligence gets to the right people and out to the field at the speed of light - Full Story
April 12, 2012
'The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop' is a must read for recruits Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

'The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop' is a must read for recruits

Although The Calling is a fictional novel, it gives readers a sense they are climbing into the squad or walking the beat with the book’s main character, Officer Dan McCarthy - Full Story
April 12, 2012
Small-town chief, big-time busts Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Small-town chief, big-time busts

Chief Jay Varney said he truly enjoys being chief in a relatively little, rural PD, where he's got great officers who keep plenty busy both in crime fighting and community policing - Full Story
April 04, 2012
Blue on Blue: When a suspect looks like a cop Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

Blue on Blue: When a suspect looks like a cop

This month, PoliceOne examines the sensitive issue of police officers who suddenly become deadly threats to other cops - we begin with the threat posed by impersonators - Full Story
March 30, 2012
Fight until you win: One cop calls his CO sister a 'hero' Hayley Hudson - Stories from the Beat

Fight until you win: One cop calls his CO sister a 'hero'

Itasca County Sheriff's Officer Troy Ugrich described how his sister, Corrections Officer Darlene Troumbly, was serving breakfast to inmates when one lay in wait, determined to kill her - Full Story
March 15, 2012
Drift: Shifting our law enforcement norms Dr. Larry F. Jetmore - Career Advancement

Drift: Shifting our law enforcement norms

Drift may be defined as what occurs when there is a shifting of norms — or standards — over a period of time, causing new norms — or standards — to form - Full Story
March 07, 2012
Leadership traits: How do you and your 'leaders' measure up? Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

Leadership traits: How do you and your 'leaders' measure up?

“Anyone can lead on easy days, even a bad leader. It’s the tough days when true leaders shine.” — Col. Danny McKnight - Full Story
January 25, 2012
Video: Wash. campus police director talks threat assessment, technology the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Video: Wash. campus police director talks threat assessment, technology

Michael Luvera, Director, Central Washington University Police Department discusses the Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute - Full Story



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