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.
Friends of Metro Mounted Unit currently raises money to help horses and riders with certain things the police department may not budget the unit for. They help pay for needed equipment for training and while on duty. They also can help pay for training for horse and rider that may not be in the department's budget. Another thing the organization has started doing is helping fund care for retired police horses so they may live out there lives in comfort for their dedicated service.
Any donation can help us toward that goal.
Our unit is also trying to pay off medical bills on a horse we received last year. After only 3 weeks of becoming a police horse, Gryff had to have life saving surgery to remove stones from his stomach. He was at Desert Pines Equine Veterinary Clinic for an extended amount of time and also had to spend a lot of time in their ICU. Gryff has neared the end of his training and will hit the streets soon, but he still has medical bills that need to be paid.