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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 Photo of the Week: That thing got a hemi? PoliceOne Members - Photo of the Week

P1 Photo of the Week: That thing got a hemi?

(PoliceOne Image) This week’s photo of the week comes from Sgt. Richard Garner of the Rio Blanco Coun... - Full Story


Police: Alaska cab driver pepper-sprayed passenger, fired gun

Anchorage police say 63-year-old Hee Joong Chai was charged Saturday with felony assault and weapons misconduct - Full Story


Building an experience resume: Each contact has value PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Building an experience resume: Each contact has value

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story


Colo. town considers allowing 'drone hunting'

Colo. town considers allowing 'drone hunting'

The initiative's architect insists it's a symbolic stand against government surveillance - Full Story


Maine cops closing in on serial burglary suspects

Lincoln police formed a task force with state police and the Penobscot County Sheriff's Department to investigate the burglaries - Full Story


Why do small agencies need SWAT? Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Why do small agencies need SWAT?

To say that small agencies don’t need SWAT teams or armored vehicles is to assume we have some immunity to criminal behavior - Full Story


Police militarization and the evolution of SWAT

Police militarization and the evolution of SWAT

Requiring a minimum police population of 100 officers to establish a SWAT team helps to keep standards high and overuse low. - Full Story


Beware the little things: Avoiding Lyme disease

A very good friend of mine and a LEO K-9 handler just recently reminded me of a little thing about the... - Full Story Secure - Login Required


Video: Cop bitten, slaps boy amid volatile custody battle

Police were heckled and threatened throughout the entire 18-minute video as they took a child into custody - Full Story


Alaska cop shot by suspected bootlegger, recovering

The officer was approaching a suspected bootlegger of alcohol when the suspect opened fire - Full Story

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