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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Maine police: 'Whistler' man can whistle if moving

His habit got him arrested for whistling in one place, where he annoyed shop owners - Full Story

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Police: Utah women poured hot sauce in boy's eyes

The women were arrested on multiple felony child abuse and endangerment charges - Full Story

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Fighting cancer, Conn. officer returns to work

She is still undergoing chemotherapy and radiation but said she feels well enough that her doctor finally agreed to let her work again - Full Story

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Video: Officer frees deer by shooting antlers

A sharp shooter used 3 shots to get the two deer untangled without harming them - Full Story



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