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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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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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Police call return of missing Utah teen 'suspicious'

The 13-year-old was dropped off at a Wal-mart without her jacket, shoes, and glasses 2 days after disappearing - Full Story

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A battle cry for 2013: 'Not even by my own hand'

A battle cry for 2013: 'Not even by my own hand'

Suicide is not the only way of dying by your own hand. You're dying by your own hand by not donning your vest, by driving too fast for the conditions and beyond the abilities of your vehicle and yourself, by letting complacency slip into your routine. - Full Story

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Fla. police to search for missing baby find 300 animals

Police found a notefrom a family member, among the rats and rabbits, explaining they took the baby - Full Story

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Wyo. police consider GPS to track stalkers

The technology has come at a perfect time, as stalking cases are rising - Full Story

Columns

Killed in the line of duty: An officer and a wife Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Killed in the line of duty: An officer and a wife

Officer Jennifer Sebena of the Wauwatosa Police Department was killed in the line of duty, not because she was a police officer, but in spite of the fact that she was a police officer - Full Story

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Standout warriors: Are you The One? Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Standout warriors: Are you The One?

Let 'em call you Tackleberry if they like, because when the ___ hits the fan, you are The One they'll look to for help! - Full Story



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