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.
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
Darren Kunz of the Otter Tail County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department was a former student of mine — dead at age 40, Darren leaves behind his wife Beth and four children. Remember to train like your life depends on it — because it does. - Full Story
Concluding that local authorities should avoid pursuing terrorism charges just because federal officials might not agree may underestimate the capabilities, effectiveness, and professionalism of state and municipal counterterrorism units. - Full Story
Mounded-up snow has made it difficult for squad cars to respond to calls after a fierce blizzard pounded the Chicago area. "Anybody who needs us, we’ll respond," said one suburban chief. Stranded on the roadway
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.