SAVE THE DATE!  October 8th, 35th Anniversary Celebration of the MPU!

This year marks the 35th Anniversary of our New Castle County Mounted Unit!  We will be celebrating with a festival on October 8, 2016 at Carousel Park.  More details coming soon!

IMG_7788Have you seen this guy around town?  We’re raffling him off!

Raffle tickets are being sold at the Ice Cream Festival (June 25-26), Family Fun Day at Carousel Park (August 13), and the Anniversary Festival (October 8).

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.

The lucky ticket will be drawn at the festival.  You do not need to be present to win!

Thank you so much to the Newark Charter Intermediate School for putting together this wonderful video!

The Friends of the Mounted Patrol (FMP) is a group of private citizens who work on a volunteer basis to support the New Castle County (NCC) Police Mounted Patrol Unit (MPU).  We believe that the Mounted Patrol Unit is an essential component in the NCC Police department’s law enforcement efforts and provides a unique opportunity for proactive policing and connecting with the community.  Formed in 2009 when the Unit was in jeopardy due to budget cuts, we continue to be committed to informing the public about the necessity of the Unit and to raising funds to support the ongoing needs of the active duty Unit and its retired horses.

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M/Cpl Baerga and Ofc Shughart on Tonka and Spartan got some help on patrol today from Abby and her mount Henry! ... See MoreSee Less

In the equitation competition, each horse and rider demonstrate the various gaits as they move through a pre-determined set of movements. It also gave us a chance to get some great pics of the horses and riders! A special thank you to Melanie Litten for our NAPEC pictures! ... See MoreSee Less

The day before the competition started, the participants took a tour on horseback of Kingston including a stop at City Hall where they were welcomed by the Mayor. ... See MoreSee Less

The Obstacle Course competition is a chance for each rider and horse to encounter a variety of challenges and try to navigate this strange world together. ... See MoreSee Less

Before the days of competition at NAPEC, Units participate in training days. Most of the NCCPD took part in riot training. Some also worked on equitation training for our younger mounts. ... See MoreSee Less