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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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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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Officer cleared in shootings in Illinois, Indiana

Officer cleared in shootings in Illinois, Indiana

Authorities uncovered evidence that the officer was at his house during the first shooting - Full Story

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Strong- or weak-side O.C.?

By PoliceOne StaffA Street Survival Newsline reader posed the following question:"There is a mixed... - Full Story

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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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Deportation of illegals reaches record high

ICE removed 392,000 illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2010, which ended Sept. 30, an increase of more than 23,000 who were deported the year before - Full Story

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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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Grant dollars helping PDs train cops

Grant dollars helping PDs train cops

Getting the money to train your troops can sometimes seem like an insurmountable task. Ask most police officers — and even a good number of administrators — what you can get with grant dollars and you’ll hear everything from body armor to communications systems and mobile command centers. But the fact is, police departments across the country have quietly been finding funding from federal grant programs for police officer training for a long time. In fact, many equipment grants contain a training component.

PoliceOne Grants Columnist Denise Schlegel outlines seven key strategies for securing grants for officer training programs.

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