From its humble beginnings in 1760 the Mounted Branch has adapted well to the changing needs of the society it serves, and it continues to play a key role in modern day policing.
The meticulous and intensive selection and training process for the mounted officers is equalled by that undergone by their horses.
The Mounted Branch history began in 1760 when the Bow Street magistrate developed a plan for mounted patrols to deal with highwaymen.
The Mounted Branch is a working environment where the team ethic is an important principle. Police staff are a vital part of the Mounted Branch team.
Stolen tack and horse thieving is now big business - and getting bigger. But tack thieves aren't opportunists. They know what they're looking for and how to dispose of it.
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