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2012 Training View Here
The Sheriff's Posse is activated by special order to support the activities
of other Sheriff department units, city police departments
and the University of Notre Dame police department during
community events, athletic events and police operations to
provide crowd control and patrol.
They also provide search and rescue operations covering large geographical
Each year, the Sheriff's Posse honors numerous requests from the community
to represent the Police Department during special activities
to build a partnership between the police and the community.
We're looking for a few good people, who are knowledgable about horses and
riding and who have the time to volunteer and go through background
checks and training.
Click here for an Application to Join
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Advantages of Mounted Patrol:
- The unique and highly visible method of police patrol always receives wide
and positive public attention and support. It has proven
to be an effective form of police presence.
- The officer riding high on horseback is able to see and be seen, thereby acting
as a crime deterrent.
- The horse is the perfect crowd control tool because it provides the officer
with the ability to move into, through and around a crowd
in a safe manner for both the officer and the public.
- The mounted police officer acts as as ambassador for the police department,
because people view the mounted officer as more approachable.
The horse helps break down barriers between the police and
the public, which helps improve the partnership between
the police and the community.