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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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Search first or handcuff first? Neither! Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Search first or handcuff first? Neither!

The 'search first' and the 'handcuff first' theories have inherent dangers — the Grip-Protective Sweep (GPS) technique is a good 'somewhere in between' strategy - Full Story

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Gearing up to be mission ready Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Gearing up to be mission ready

Do you have everything you need when the call comes in for the next manhunt, disaster, or active shooter? - Full Story

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Building an interdiction unit from scratch Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Building an interdiction unit from scratch

In most states, the proceeds your law enforcement agency gains from interdiction seizures can be used to fund the department - Full Story

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A secret for breaking through to delusional EDPs Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

A secret for breaking through to delusional EDPs

Homer was delusional, to put it mildly. A mental patient who’d wandered off from a minimum-security tr... - Full Story

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A powerful weapon for police in the post-9/11 world Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

A powerful weapon for police in the post-9/11 world

The Terrorist Screening Center and the TSDB enable law enforcement officers to find and apprehend terrorists in the U.S. - Full Story

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A lone ranger proves every field contact is Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

A lone ranger proves every field contact is "like a box of chocolates"

John McCluskey and Casslyn Welch were the focus of an international fugitive alert - Full Story

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P1 First Person: Legalizing drugs will not stop crime PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Legalizing drugs will not stop crime

By Sergeant Jeff Fisher Loveland (Colo.) Police Department The violence on the U.S./Mexico border has ... - Full Story

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No time for complacency on new deputy’s first day Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

No time for complacency on new deputy’s first day

“A lot of people view a rural sheriff’s office as a Mayberry, Andy Griffith place where no... - Full Story

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10 fatal errors that have killed experienced officers

You may have seen this before in one form or another, but it’s important to reiterate these critical,... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Maintaining hygiene under field or extreme conditions Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

Maintaining hygiene under field or extreme conditions

One of the biggest problems following natural disasters is the spread of disease and infection after th... - Full Story



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