Providence Police introduce newest members of horse-mounted unit
By News Staff
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Providence Police is bringing in five new Clydesdales to the department to join the department’s Mounted Command Unit.
Police introduced Chase, Salute, Thunder, Jed and Prince to the public in an event Thursday afternoon at the PPD Mounted Stable located in Roger Williams Park.
The horses were donated by Cranston-based beverage distributor McLaughlin and Moran, who will also support the horses’ training.
“The horses of our mounted command unit are some of our most versatile public safety assets — not only do they support our uniformed police officers during large public events, but they also serve as terrific ambassadors for the Providence Police Department,” said Providence Mayor Elorza.
The mounted command unit will be made up of four mounted officers, three civilians and eight horses.
Police said each officer is an experienced rider, patrol officer and specialist in community policing.
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