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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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Maine town: No cops for a year?

For the past eight years, law enforcement needs in Lubec have been met under a contract with the Washington County Sheriff's Departmen - Full Story

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Mass. town weighs $20 fines for swearing in public

Police would write tickets as they would for traffic violations - Full Story

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Troubled Conn. tribal police seek bigger casino role

tribe has been pressing for its own police to replace state troopers inside its Foxwoods Resort Casino - Full Story

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Police say roving cows drank Mass. backyard beer

Boxford police responded to a call for loose cows and spotted them in the front yard - Full Story

Exclusives

A salute to our park ranger LEOs

A salute to our park ranger LEOs

This summer, as you are enjoying the local, state, and national parks and forests, remember that there is a police force out there all its own. - Full Story

Columns

Reminders for safe operation of your patrol boat Tom Burrell - Patrolling the Waterways

Reminders for safe operation of your patrol boat

Sacrificing your safety for the sake of comfort, cutting corners, saving time, or going fast simply because you can will not assist you in performing you duties - Full Story

Columns

A salute to our park ranger LEOs Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

A salute to our park ranger LEOs

Imagine patrolling a city where the ‘residents’ change on a daily and weekly basis - Full Story

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Ore. county cutting law enforcement to bare bones

Ore. county cutting law enforcement to bare bones

70 deputies and civilian personnel pink-slipped, along with 4 of 9 prosecutors; no more road deputies or detectives - Full Story

Exclusives

In truth, there is humor: 3 legendary police stories

In truth, there is humor: 3 legendary police stories

I think it is important for legendary officers and legendary incidents to be immortalized in storytelling. - Full Story



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