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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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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
December 20, 2011
Building the Barbie: Accessories for your AR-15 Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Building the Barbie: Accessories for your AR-15

What do you get the PoliceOne editor who pretty much has all the AR-15 accessories he will ever need or want? A bag to put it all in! - Full Story
December 19, 2011
The Ethical Warrior: Protecting our enemies Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

The Ethical Warrior: Protecting our enemies

The Warrior Creed — credited to the late Dr. Robert Humphrey — offers concrete guidance for developing the habits of an Ethical Warrior in your daily life - Full Story
December 07, 2011
P1 Humor Corner: Santa is a cop Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

P1 Humor Corner: Santa is a cop

Enjoy a laugh in a secure, safe place, and then get yourself right back into condition yellow when you’re back out on patrol - Full Story
December 01, 2011
Drug wars: This isn't your mother's cartel Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Drug wars: This isn't your mother's cartel

Modern cartels pose one of the biggest threats to law enforcement not just on the southern border, but nationwide - Full Story
November 18, 2011
Treating the administrative migraine Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

Treating the administrative migraine

Use the skills you have — conducting investigative stops, doing community work, working your informants, and keeping your eyes peeled — and take some ownership of your jurisdiction - Full Story
November 04, 2011
When a cop retires: Tips from those who’ve been there, done that Ed Flosi - Taking Training to the Next Level

When a cop retires: Tips from those who’ve been there, done that

These tidbits of information were so helpful to me in my journey that I would like to share them with all the rest of my brothers and sisters getting ready to make the jump to retirement - Full Story
October 20, 2011
Maintaining disciplined contact/cover tactics Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Maintaining disciplined contact/cover tactics

The terrain will, to a certain extent, determine your tactics but some general rules of thumb always apply - Full Story



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