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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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April 12, 2012
'The Calling: The Making of a Veteran Cop' is a must read for recruits Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: 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 - 10-43: 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 - 10-43: 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
January 13, 2012
How to create a real position of advantage in close-quarter assaults Mark Schraer - Moving Beyond Qualification

How to create a real position of advantage in close-quarter assaults

To reduce the number of successful close-quarter assaults against officers we must adopt tactics that make sudden attacks more difficult and more obvious - Full Story
December 29, 2011
Looking ahead to the Southeast Regional Warrior Symposium Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Looking ahead to the Southeast Regional Warrior Symposium

There will be a series of seminars addressing topics such as National Security, Mass Casualty Response, and Active Shooter Threat Planning and Preparation - Full Story
December 28, 2011
2011 in Review: A reminder for 2012 from a fallen officer Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

2011 in Review: A reminder for 2012 from a fallen officer

Darren Kunz of the Otter Tail County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department was a former student of mine — dead at age 40, Darren leaves behind his wife Beth and four children - Full Story



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