Evolution of rural law enforcement : three decades of the Jasper County Sheriff's Department : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
Law enforcement in America exists as a fluid entity in society. As society changes so must methods and procedures utilized by lady enforcement in order to effectively serve and protect the populace. Rural law enforcement agencies play a special role in this dynamic relationship. These agencies cover a large geographic area across the country and interact with millions of citizens. This study focuses on a single sheriffs department in Northwestern Indiana and how it compares to national trends in rural law enforcement. Using personal interviews, existing research and firsthand experience. the deputies and citizens of Jasper County, Indiana will be explored and dissected in an effort to better understand the intricacies and nuances of rural lawenforcement.