Mounted Unit

Police service horses, specially trained to serve in a variety of operational settings, provide a unique form of alternative patrol and response capability, often unmatched in its effectiveness. They engage in:

  • Dignitary protection
  • General patrol
  • Large event and crowd control management
  • Often present at community events, festivals and parades
  • Search and rescue operations
  • Special operations

Currently, the WCSO Mounted Unit is on hiatus. 

3 Mounted Unit Deputies on horses

Health & Training

Mounted Unit Deputies operate on horses they own which are specially trained in equine policing techniques and procedures. All horses have met the health and training requirements outlined by the Sheriff's Office.