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.
Thanks to a local judge and a controversial real-estate tycoon, the South Dakota sheriff now spends his day cruising desolate roads tending to some 6,000 bison, many of which used to be malnourished. 'Not best use of tax dollars'
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