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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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Who's training your officers on vehicle-fire response? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Who's training your officers on vehicle-fire response?

When it comes to vehicle fires, police officers often rely on instinct and improvisation, despite the fact that they're usually first on scene of a collision - Full Story

Columns

Guns, the mentally ill, and law enforcement Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

Guns, the mentally ill, and law enforcement

As this story shows, you never know who you will run into on any contact - Full Story

News

Woman tried selling children to make boyfriend's bail

She offered $4K for the two so she could bail her boyfriend out of jail; an acquaintance warned police - Full Story

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A lesson in leadership: "The creek knows where it's going"

Have you ever had a moment in life when you learned a lesson so valuable it became like a gift hidden in the attic and forgotten, only to be rediscovered years later? - Full Story

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One-cop town considers mandatory gun ownership

Nelson, home to 1,300 people, employs one police officer, who is only on duty at night for 8 hours - Full Story

Columns

P1 First Person: The dilemma of small-department turnover PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: The dilemma of small-department turnover

By Rick McDowell PoliceOne Member Rural law enforcement agencies face a variety of stressful dilemma... - Full Story

News

Half-naked, drunk woman flees police in Power Wheels truck

The woman crashed into a mobile home, with a blood alcohol level of .217 - Full Story

Columns

Saving lives is part of the job Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Saving lives is part of the job

While firefighters and medics are constantly credited in the mainstream media as life savers, police officers save lives every day, too - Full Story

Columns

P1 First Person: Safety considerations during highway interdiction stops PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

P1 First Person: Safety considerations during highway interdiction stops

By Mike Wright PoliceOne Member Drug trafficking organizations are complex organizations with highly defin... - Full Story

Columns

Words of wisdom for a young woman officer Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Words of wisdom for a young woman officer

Lieutenant Terri Wilkin spent a quarter century with the Maryland State Police, serving in a wide variety of assignments — patrol, investigations, intelligence, and training, to name but a few - Full Story



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Rural Law Enforcement Columnists

Chief's Office Chief's Office
with Rob Hall
10-43: Be Advised... 10-43: Be Advised...
with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief