Challenges of Rural Law Enforcement
There are many benefits to living outside of a major metropolitan area. There can also be some challenges. In law enforcement, smaller departments in smaller towns can mean Officers need to be well versed in a variety of areas due to a lack of specialty departments.
Linn County Prosecuting Attorney Shiante McMahan says it can be difficult at times.
McMahon says training sessions such as the one she recently held for 20 different agencies, help officials work through the challenges to provide top-quality law enforcement.