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Rural Police

  • By: Ralph A. Weisheit
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Police agencies in nonmetropolitan counties, counties with fewer than 50,000 people and that are not immediately adjacent to and economically dependent upon larger metropolitan areas, include sheriffs’ offices with countywide jurisdiction and relatively small municipal police ...

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