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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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Amish crime boss wants light sentence

Amish crime boss wants light sentence

The ringleader of 15 other convicted offenders, 67-year-old Samuel Mullet Sr. was found guilty of carrying out attacks which terrorized a normally-peaceful religious settlement in eastern Ohio - Full Story

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'Routine' stop yields a pound of meth

The Hickory Daily Record LINCOLNTON, N.C. — more than a pound of methamphetamine was seized Wednesday... - Full Story

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Iowa police pay out of pocket for AR-15s

In the wake of the country's recent mass shootings, the department will carry the rifles in their vehicles - Full Story

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Winter marine unit ops: Don't be a victim of fashion

Winter marine unit ops: Don't be a victim of fashion

The next time you are choosing which personal flotation device to wear during your upcoming patrol, remember that there’s a time and place for everything. - Full Story

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Speed, accuracy, social media, and 'the news'

Speed, accuracy, social media, and 'the news'

The mere existence of an officer's social media site can have implications further down the line. Remember, someone who has "friended" you may have done so because they actually dislike you and they have been waiting for their 15 minutes of fame. - Full Story

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Ky. police unveil texting program to stop school bullying

Students can anonymously text police about violence, drugs, and other issues - Full Story

Columns

Speed, accuracy, social media, and 'the news' Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Speed, accuracy, social media, and 'the news'

In the case of Sandy Hook, social media technology compounded the scope — and the whopping number — of reporters' errors in the lemming rush to 'break' a news story - Full Story

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Answering the call: Our core 'tools' as police officers

Answering the call: Our core 'tools' as police officers

When we're faced with "answering the call" — making life-or-death decisions in seconds — sometimes the most important skill will be to be mentally prepared and having a mindset that we are going to WIN, no matter what. - Full Story

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Sheriffs, state lawmakers push back on gun control

A lot of sheriffs are now standing up and saying, 'Follow the Constitution', but their actual powers to defy federal law are limited - Full Story

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Police: Ala pastor killed wife, wounded daughter

Police say the daughter took the gun from her father and escaped after he shot his wife - Full Story



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