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Rural Law Enforcement

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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November 22, 2013

War vet arrested for 'rudely displaying' gun

The Temple Police Department released its dash cam video of the arrest of an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran who was stopped while hiking with his teenage son and disarmed – a controversial arrest that led to two high profile trials.
June 18, 2013

Okla. cop saves 2-year-old hostage

When the assailant began “counting down” the last seconds of the young girl’s life, an officer killed the suspect with a single gunshot.
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November 29, 2012

Officer pepper sprays out-of-control teen

Mother called police after kid broke $3000 television because his mother refused to buy him a video game.
January 10, 2012

Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Center

In this video, Dave Smith talks with Scott Barker about the challenges of working in small, rural, tribal and border police departments and how NIJ is assisting these departments overcome budget constraints and technology issues.
March 08, 2011

Staying hydrated on duty

The human body is always dehydrating — regardless of the climate, the temperature, or the geography in which that body is operating. The effects of dehydration are not only physical — they’re mental as well. One of the first capabilities a dehydrated person will lose is their ability to think quickly and critically. Keep fluids in your squad car so you can keep replenishing fluids in your body.
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February 03, 2011

A cat on a cop's head

"A feline fan for a man in blue," writes BLUtube user 'jimt5367' of this pesky little black cat who won't leave the officer alone as he attempts to issue a citation.
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November 05, 2010

Operation Wild - Open Season

These guys have the daunting task of protecting all of Florida's wildlife. Watch the Wildlife Conservation Commission in action on Operation Wild, Fridays at 9 p.m. on Planet Green.
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August 23, 2010

Kyle Lamb: Movement Formation vs. Fighting Formation

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.
August 19, 2010

Pot smoker passes out in front of cop

A cop pulled this suspect over to warn him about a crack in his windshield. It turns out he was hauling 25 pounds of pot, which probably explains his behavior during the stop.
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