Happy 2018!  We are in the process of revamping our website so keep coming back.  In the meantime, please mark your calendars for our upcoming events!

Saturday, April 21
11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Carousel Park
Friends of the Mounted Patrol Spring Festival
Come join the fun as the Clydesdales of the New Castle County Mounted Patrol put on demonstrations of their amazing abilities including the return of the popular Clydesdale soccer game!  Other New Castle County Police displays will be on hand.  In the past these have included the bomb squad, armored car, communications team, NCCPD K-9s, and a visit by the DE State Police helicopter!  There will be kids’ activities and lots of chances to meet and pet our horses.  SAVE THE DATE!

Photo of several Clydesdale horses playing soccer with a large inflated ball

Sunday, May 20
9:00 am at Carousel Park
7th Annual “Miles for the Mounted Patrol” Cross-County 5K walk/run
Come join us for a fun walk or run through the trails of Carousel Park and support the NCCPD Mounted Unit.  Registration is open now at https://runsignup.com/Race/DE/Wilmington/MilesfortheMountedPatrol.

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We are currently seeking sponsors for this event.  See our events page for full information. Questions? Please email info@clydesdalecops.org. 

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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At our Friends of the Mounted Patrol Spring Festival, Colonel Bond, Chief of the New Castle County Police Department, presented the Friends of the Mounted Patrol, New Castle County, DE with challenge coins in thanks for our work with the Unit. We are so honored to receive this recognition and proud that the Colonel feels we have lived up to the "challenge." ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to everyone who came out to support the Friends of the Mounted Patrol Spring Festival! We hope you enjoyed the activities and demos! ... See MoreSee Less

Friends of the Mounted Patrol, New Castle County, DE updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

The horses are ready for Saturday's festival... come join the fun!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Lt. Szczerba Memorial Park Playground Dedication Ceremony

Community members from Penn Acres Civic Association with New Castle County Department of Special Services arranged to have a playground installed in the dedicated parkland for Lieutenant Szczerba who was tragically killed in the line of duty on September 16, 2011. The park also features a New Castle County Police shield and police cruisers.
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