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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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IACP 2010: Chiefs should make late night calls to the mayor

At a standing-room-only panel discussion during IACP 2010 in Orlando, Chief Dave Banaszynski of the Shorewood... - Full Story

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Guns and kids: Safety is a family affair Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Guns and kids: Safety is a family affair

If you keep guns in your home, make sure you are not the only member of your family who is familiar with them - Full Story

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IACP 2010: A Chief's worst-case scenario Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP 2010: A Chief's worst-case scenario

What should a police leader do amid a thermonuclear officer-misconduct scandal — something so heinous it rocks the squad room and the community? - Full Story

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Understanding the officer-prosecutor divide Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

Understanding the officer-prosecutor divide

Conflict between officers and prosecutors is indicative of the inherent checks and balances in our criminal justice system - Full Story

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An officer's discretion: To pursue or not pursue?

In the 1970s there was a young recruit who experienced and survived his first “high speed chase.”... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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The sweet sound of silence(ers) Jeff Hall - Zen and the Gunfighter

The sweet sound of silence(ers)

Among their many benefits, devices designed to muffle the report of a firearm help preserve hearing, improve operational ability, and simply make the coppers safer - Full Story

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Developing baton knockdown power

"If you’re going to give someone a tool, teach them how to use it!" PoliceOne Contributor Gary T. Klugiewicz... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Poor Chief’s Guide: Effective community policing on a budget Rob Hall - Chief's Office

Poor Chief’s Guide: Effective community policing on a budget

Communication between police and the citizens they serve is an essential part of the modern police mission — a company called Nixle offers a great conduit for communicating with the community - Full Story

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'Crotch rockets' and high-speed police pursuits Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

'Crotch rockets' and high-speed police pursuits

Many cops aren’t even allowed to attempt a pursuit of a perpetrator riding a high-speed motorcycle — the problem is that these criminals know it! - Full Story

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Train for explosive movement

In a recent interview, popular MMA fighter and Ultimate Fighting Championship record-holder Randy Couture... - Full Story



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