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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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P1 First Person: How PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: How "they" shoot you!

By W. Hock HochheimIn this day and age of prolific paintball gaming, it is hard to find the classic definit... - Full Story


Going home rituals for cops Betsy Brantner Smith - Survival Insights

Going home rituals for cops

Don't expect your family to always adjust to you — you have to make allowances for them as well - Full Story


P1 Tech Help: Facebook and the law officer John Rivera - Technology Helpdesk

P1 Tech Help: Facebook and the law officer

Facebook has proven its ability to aid in revealing criminals, threatening job security, and limiting (even eliminating) personal privacy - Full Story


US sheriffs struggle with extradition costs

Michigan set to extradite suspect in tri-state stabbing spree next week - Full Story


Kyle Lamb: Movement Formation vs. Fighting Formation

PoliceOne Senior Editor, Doug Wyllie, speaks with Kyle Lamb, founder of Viking Tactics, Inc. Kyle has trained many law enforcement officers to focus on standing in a fighting formation in open shooter instances. By following the fighting formation technique, officers are more likely to stay safe and to also catch the suspect.

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Trial begins in case of 'Newburgh four'

Trial begins in case of 'Newburgh four'

In a New York courtroom, four men stand trail on terrorism charges in a convoluted plot to bomb two New York City synagogues and use anti-aircraft missiles to shoot down military aircraft departing an Air National Guard base.

Each has pleaded not guilty. They claim they were entrapped by a federal informant who they maintain was the person who actually orchestrated the plot.

- Full Story


Look for concealment in aftermarket gear shift tops

When searching vehicles, look at the gear shifter. Some after market shift knobs have hidden compartments... - Full Story Secure - Login Required

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Some PDs closing, others growing their ranks

Some PDs closing, others growing their ranks

Across the country, many law enforcement positions have been eliminated. Empty positions that haven’t been eliminated are left unfilled once vacated by retiring officers. Cops have been laid off in large numbers. Some smaller towns have completely eliminated their PD as a “luxury” they “can’t afford.”

Meanwhile, in Atlanta, the opposite is happening. If that department continues its pace of hiring, the force may reach its goal of 2,000 officers by the end of 2012

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10 reasons a personal watercraft can work for your department Tom Burrell - Patrolling the Waterways

10 reasons a personal watercraft can work for your department

While PWCs will never meet the needs of every department or every scenario, they are proven to be effective as maritime patrol vessels - Full Story


Ariz. fugitives arrested after being spotted by Forest Ranger

The ranger approached the couple and later notified authorities, who swarmed the campsite about three hours later - Full Story

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