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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.

LATEST ARTICLES
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
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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
The seasoned officer is an endangered species, and the decisions that displaced gray hair catalyzed the brain drain threatening the future of policing in the U.S.
When it comes to managing the violence visited on rural officers, we have to refuse to accept the way things have always been done
While everyone is acutely aware of the risks necessitating court security and the liability implications of security failures, actual progress toward security remains highly variable
While rural officers are strained by the same stressors as officers in the cities, they are less unhappy about it