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Kathleen Dias

Policing the Remote and Rural

Kathleen Dias writes features and news analysis on topics of concern to law enforcement professionals serving in rural and remote locations. She uses her background in writing, teaching and marketing to advocate for professional levels of training and equipment for rural officers, open channels of communication for isolated departments, and dispel myths about rural policing. She’s had a front-row seat observing rural agencies – local, state and federal – from the Sierra foothills to California’s notorious Emerald Triangle, for more than 30 years.

A compelling look into the stark realities faced by rural police officers through a rigorous five-year data collection effort
Jasur Talipov’s experiences at a police substation inspired him to start a podcast that challenges negative perceptions of law enforcement through thoughtful discussions
Exposing the startling lack of consistency in police policies and standards across different states, from training requirements to pay scales
“Is There Something Going On At Home?” by Jason Harney shines a light on the overlooked effects of police work on officers’ spouses and children
From understanding pension systems to decoding health benefits, here’s everything you need to ask before accepting a police officer position
A new initiative from the FBI NCCA introduces accessible, high-quality leadership training to agencies with less than 50 officers, addressing a critical gap in law enforcement education
This diverse mix will provide hours of listening, watching and reading pleasure
This new program helps people in small places who have a big idea shape that concept into something concrete – and they want more cops and corrections on board
Inspired by a simple care package for a deployed Marine, Aaron Negherbon has created a lifeline for under-resourced police departments
Dr. David P. Weber, who blew the whistle on misconduct in the Bernie Madoff and R. Allen Stanford cases, is using a $2.6M grant to oversee interns investigating fraudsters preying on the elderly