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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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Ex-deputy pleads guilty to Tenn. drug thefts

Knoxville News-Sentinel A former Hawkins County sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to multiple charges... - Full Story


Cop killer's release rekindles anguish in Ind.

The murder of a beloved officer brought fear, violence and upon killer's release, loss of faith in the criminal justice system - Full Story


NC officer foils coyote's chase

Officer wrote in a report he first thought the coyote was a stray dog - Full Story


Investigating crime in rural areas Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Investigating crime in rural areas

Deputy Gary Nichols has worked in Moffat County, Colorado for 28 years. In January 2012 he won the Co... - Full Story


Policing Mayberry: Misconceptions about 'rural' cops Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Policing Mayberry: Misconceptions about 'rural' cops

Television often portrays a rural lifestyle similar to that found on the Andy Griffith Mayberry RFD television series - Full Story


Information sharing helps, but intelligence solves crime

By Dale Peet, Michigan State Police (ret.) PoliceOne Special Contributor I recently read (with great... - Full Story


Supervisors for police: How many is too many?

In Wauconda, Ill., ten of 26 sworn officers hold supervisory positions - Full Story


Officers accused of hunting on duty

State Inspector General's report claims wildlife officers routinely hunted while working, sought overtime pay - Full Story


Arrest made in Zetas' horse track drug ring

Arrest made in Zetas' horse track drug ring

The operation started small but worked in plain sight, with some horses carrying names with drug references, such as Number One Cartel - Full Story


Small towns adjusting to life without police depts.

Many cutting law enforcement to save money, often say they have no choice - Full Story

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Rural Law Enforcement Columnists

Sergeant's Desk Sergeant's Desk
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