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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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June 09, 2011
P1 First Person: Officer survival training is not a luxury PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Officer survival training is not a luxury

By Deputy Sheriff Kevin LeDoux York County (Maine) Sheriff’s OfficeIn the current economy, all... - Full Story
June 08, 2011
Concealed carry, HR 218, and the retired police officer Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Concealed carry, HR 218, and the retired police officer

If you are a retired cop — or plan on retiring from law enforcement — you must make a personal decision on whether or not you will carry a firearm as you are entitle to do under the 'Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act' - Full Story
June 02, 2011
Police officer deaths: What does the increase in attacks on cops mean? Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Police officer deaths: What does the increase in attacks on cops mean?

Officers may be having more violent encounters because they are having more of all kinds of encounters - Full Story
May 26, 2011
Joplin police officers need help Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Joplin police officers need help

The cop struck by lightning in Joplin remains in critical condition — meanwhile, an ‘Adopt-A-Cop Program’ has been set up to assist local officers from the affected area who lost their homes and belongings - Full Story
May 23, 2011
Police intervention and the suicidal subject: Suicide facts and fictions Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Police intervention and the suicidal subject: Suicide facts and fictions

How can police officers effectively intervene against citizens' attempted suicide? - Full Story
May 23, 2011
Warning signs of suicide Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Warning signs of suicide

Coworkers, family members, and friends can all be valuable resources in identifying people in distress... - Full Story
May 06, 2011
P1 Photo of the Week: Texas wildfires PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Texas wildfires

(PoliceOne Image) "We had a massive outbreak of wildfires in our area due to extreme drought conditions,"... - Full Story
April 20, 2011
CSI classroom preps students for real-world investigations the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

CSI classroom preps students for real-world investigations

Small agencies would never have the opportunity to participate in this type of training without the NIJ-funded project - Full Story
April 12, 2011
News from ILEETA 2011: A multidisciplinary approach to excited delirium subjects Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

News from ILEETA 2011: A multidisciplinary approach to excited delirium subjects

There should be policies, procedures, and practices that have been trained by all the participants — beginning with LEOs and EMS, but also including 911 call takers and dispatchers — for incidents involving excited delirium subjects - Full Story
March 25, 2011
How to be an arrogant cop Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How to be an arrogant cop

Arrogance is a poor substitute for confidence — arrogance appears where confidence is lacking - Full Story



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Rural Law Enforcement Columnists

Rising Through the Ranks Rising Through the Ranks
with Jim Guffey
10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief