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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Some of you might have noticed that our incredible horse, Vegas, hasn’t been around as often over the last year. So we thought we’d share some news with you about a very important member of our UWPD family. Last summer, Vegas was diagnosed with Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Disease (DSLD for short). Sadly, this is a rough disease. It affects Vegas’ ability to use his hind legs, causing lots of pain. The disease is incurable – there is no treatment. Vegas worked a few times in 2015, but it was very evident to his rider, Asst. Chief Kari Sasso, that continuing to work was just not an option for Vegas any longer. Vegas continues to have good days -- but also days that are bad. The truth is we’re not sure how much longer Vegas will be with us. This winter will be very hard on Vegas, and it will likely be a time when some very difficult decisions need to be made. Our thoughts are with Asst. Chief Sasso and her family during this very difficult time – while Vegas is a member of the UWPD family, he’s also very big part of the Sasso family. We’re thinking about them all – and we encourage you to do the same. We’ll keep you updated.

This is from the "Memories in WIlmington" page - thought it was interesting. "New castle county mounted patrol in Gordy Estates 1983. I believe the Patrolman is Fran Swift and the horse was "Blue". -Fred Comegys picture". ... See MoreSee Less

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

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the New Castle County Mounted Police Unit's 35th Anniversary! Thank you Melanie Litten and Jessica Jenkot for the event pictures! ... See MoreSee Less