The Metro Mounted Unit was created in 1998 as an answer to help with crowd control on NYE. The unit currently has three full time Officers and 8 horses, two of which are in training. Currently the unit goes to career days at schools, engages with the community at parks, patrols neighborhoods, honors fallen Officers with a riderless horse ceremony and does crowd control.
The Friends of Metro Mounted Unit non-profit organization helps provide equipment and services to the horses and officers on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Mounted Unit. Without the non profit, the Monted Unit would not be able to function.