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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 04, 2015
Why street cops should use woodland tracking tactics Patrick Patten - Tactical Woodland Operations

Why street cops should use woodland tracking tactics

Given the right conditions, you can use tracking to find or eliminate areas where a suspect may be hiding - Full Story
October 26, 2015
Why the M1A Scout Squad is the ultimate rural patrol rifle Sean Curtis - Tactical Know-How

Why the M1A Scout Squad is the ultimate rural patrol rifle

The rifle has a battle-proven lineage and stopping power - Full Story
August 21, 2015
How 'Tactical watch-outs' can help police in woodland manhunts Patrick Patten - Tactical Woodland Operations

How 'Tactical watch-outs' can help police in woodland manhunts

I borrowed the ‘Watch Out’ concept from the wildland fire-fighting community and have adapted it to woodland manhunts and find them to be an excellent tool - Full Story
July 02, 2015
From Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

From "watchmen" to proactive patrol: History of the US Park Police

The United States Park Police — one of the nation’s oldest and most historic agencies — is an easily overlooked law enforcement agency with roots dating back to our first president - Full Story
June 05, 2015
Roy Drago: A modern sheriff straight out of the 'Old West' Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Roy Drago: A modern sheriff straight out of the 'Old West'

At 85 years old, Deputy Roy Drago is one of the oldest working law enforcement officers in America - Full Story
February 05, 2015
5 examples of effective discipline for small agency leaders Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

5 examples of effective discipline for small agency leaders

In a small agency, the police leader may work shoulder-to-shoulder with officers on the street, and kinship felt among officers and leaders in such cases must be managed as an asset and not a liability - Full Story
May 28, 2014
RISE Award Nominee: How this 3-cop dept. makes a big difference Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

RISE Award Nominee: How this 3-cop dept. makes a big difference

The St. John police department was left short-handed more than two years ago, yet they still manage to above and beyond every day - Full Story
May 23, 2014
P1 Photo of the Week: Sunset PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Sunset

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Deputy Derek Miller in Warrick County,... - Full Story
March 20, 2014
Product Review: Dig in and stand firm with Stabilicers Maxx ice cleats Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

Product Review: Dig in and stand firm with Stabilicers Maxx ice cleats

When you’re working in icy conditions, it usually takes only one slip — and hard landing... - Full Story
March 12, 2014
10 signs you're a small town cop Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 signs you're a small town cop

You cain’t till it now, but they wuz a time when you nearly ‘bout needed a translator to git mah meanin’ - Full Story



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