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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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The importance of laughter on patrol Mike Peterson - Cop Comedy

The importance of laughter on patrol

Cops are a peculiar breed when it comes to telling stories about what they've seen and the actions they've taken on the streets - Full Story

News

Ga. PD receives state accreditation

Ga. PD receives state accreditation

The College Park police department began seeking designation eight years ago - Full Story

Columns

The vampire and the rookie cop Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

The vampire and the rookie cop

It had already been a fairly busy fall night — but now it was the bewitching hour when the bars cl... - Full Story

Exclusives

IACP 2010: Five strategies for aspiring police chiefs

IACP 2010: Five strategies for aspiring police chiefs

Four police chiefs shared best practices to help young new chiefs of police succeed in the precarious first few years on the job. - Full Story

Tips

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

Columns

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

Columns

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

Columns

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

Tips

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

Columns

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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Rural Law Enforcement Columnists

Rising Through the Ranks Rising Through the Ranks
with Jim Guffey
10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief