Delaware County horse patrols get training
Oct 30, 2015 12:20 pm
The Mountain Eagle reports that the Delaware County Sheriff's Office has six officers now trained on horseback. Delaware County returned mounted patrols in 2012, is made up of a team of officers from various law enforcement agencies throughout Delaware County. The officers and their horses were trained in drill and ceremony, crowd control techniques, and public relations and acclimated to smoke, flares, fireworks, gunfire, lights, and sirens. Undersheriff Craig DuMond said, “the use of horses in police work is just as relevant today as it was in 1797 when the Sheriff's Office was established.... The horse makes the officer more approachable to the public in general and helps build the bridge toward effective community relations." Read the full story in The Mountain Eagle.