APD Annual Reports - 2018 Annual Report - Page 50

Mounted Unit The Mounted Unit is comprised of five officers and one sergeant who perform the role as an ancillary assignment. Members volunteer the use of their own horses that meet the department’s requirements. Unit personnel train bimonthly to hone their skill sets. In 2018, the unit participated in 45 events consisting of parades, youth events, public outreach forums, and 50 | 2018 Annual Report other community events. The Mounted Unit hosted their first Mounted Patrol School in September which featured 18 different horses and riders from four police agencies. The unit is a huge hit with kids and adults at various functions throughout the city. Officers wear specialized uniforms with a western theme consisting of boots and a cowboy hat that facilitates horseback riding.