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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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NY trooper tackles vast mountainside beat

Trooper Ronald Dacre watches over the most sparsely populated patch of land in the eastern US — an area so sprawling the federal government has declared it a frontier - Full Story


Product Review: Dig in and stand firm with Stabilicers Maxx ice cleats Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

Product Review: Dig in and stand firm with Stabilicers Maxx ice cleats

When you’re working in icy conditions, it usually takes only one slip — and hard landing on... - Full Story


10 signs you're a small town cop Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 signs you're a small town cop

You cain’t till it now, but they wuz a time when you nearly ‘bout needed a translator to git mah meanin’ - Full Story


Snow patrol: Working the beat in subzero temperatures Pat Novesky - Rural Policing

Snow patrol: Working the beat in subzero temperatures

When the mercury dips deep below zero, it is important to dress properly and be sure your battery-operated gear is going to work — here’s how - Full Story


P1 Photo of the Week: Life elevated PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: Life elevated

(PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Deputy Kellen Hudson of the Iron County Sheriff'... - Full Story


War vet arrested for 'rudely displaying' gun

The Temple Police Department released its dash cam video of the arrest of an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who was stopped while hiking with his teenage son and disarmed – a controversial arrest that led to two high profile trials.


Video: Texas man arrested for 'rudely displaying' gun

The man was charged with interfering with a police officer and charged a fine, which he plans to appeal - Full Story


Fla. police catch poachers with faux deer

One hunter was charged with taking deer during closed season, discharging a firearm from a roadway and taking deer from a right-of-way - Full Story


Halloween orange and the hunting season

We’ve been seeing a lot of orange around lately. But all those pumpkins on all those front porches... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only


AG: Maine cop cleared in shooting of armed teen

The officer had been warned the teen had mental health issues and was a danger to himself - Full Story

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