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:
Large event and crowd control management
Often present at community events, festivals and parades
Search and rescue operations
Currently, the WCSO Mounted Unit is on hiatus.
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.