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.
The mere existence of an officer's social media site can have implications further down the line. Remember, someone who has "friended" you may have done so because they actually dislike you and they have been waiting for their 15 minutes of fame. - Full Story
When we're faced with "answering the call" — making life-or-death decisions in seconds — sometimes the most important skill will be to be mentally prepared and having a mindset that we are going to WIN, no matter what. - Full Story
In this video, Dave Smith talks with Scott Barker about the challenges of working in small, rural, tribal and border police departments and how NIJ is assisting these departments overcome budget constraints and technology issues.