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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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Maine's rural communities debate merits of local policing

Lincolnville, Searsport. and Stockton Springs are the only remaining Waldo County towns with their own police departments - Full Story

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Pa. chief adopts 'bike helmet for ice cream' program

Chief Thomas E. Szoke is borrowing the outreach program from another police department - Full Story

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Okla. cop saves 2-year-old hostage

When the assailant began “counting down” the last seconds of the young girl’s life, an officer killed the suspect with a single gunshot.

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38 percent increase in assaults, threats on wildland LEOs

38 percent increase in assaults, threats on wildland LEOs

Latest numbers show violence against rangers, refuge workers, U.S. Park Police on the rise nationwide - Full Story

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Backlog grows on school safety inspections by state police

Many schools, including several in Western Pennsylvania, decided not to wait for months or years for the state police to inspect entrances, exits, locks, radios and safety plans - Full Story

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Wyo. cops respond to 'exorcism' call

Associated Press RIVERTON, Wyo. — Authorities in central Wyoming say they received a 911 call reporting... - Full Story

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Police: Ky. officer fatal shooting 'premeditated'

Police: Ky. officer fatal shooting 'premeditated'

Investigators believe Officer Ellis was ambushed, and are asking for the public's help in finding suspects - Full Story

Tips

40 times stronger than heroin: Watch out for this new drug

40 times stronger than heroin: Watch out for this new drug

Please be advised that there’s a new illegally-produced synthetic drug floating around out there... - Full Story

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Montreal police on lookout for potent black market pill

Desmethyl fentanyl is reported to be 40 times stronger than heroin and 80 times stronger than morphine - Full Story



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