On the Beat with Sheriff Scott Busching In rural North Dakota, crime is becoming increasingly violent and related to alcohol and drugs -- especially methamphetamine. We follow Williams County's Sheriff Scott Busching for an in-depth look at the challenges of policing America's outback. Hear NPR's Howard Berkes.
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On the Beat with Sheriff Scott Busching

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On the Beat with Sheriff Scott Busching

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On the Beat with Sheriff Scott Busching

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In North Dakota, the nation's safest state, the rise of methamphetamine production and use has changed law enforcement. Sheriff Scott Busching, a 22-year veteran of the Williams County sheriff department, and his deputies patrol an area of 2,000 square miles, with a widely spread population. A three-part series profiling police in rural, suburban, and urban communities begins. Hear NPR's Howard Berkes.