APD Horse Mounted Unit 


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Our e-mail:                                                        apdhuf@gmail.com


About:                                                                                       

The APD Horse Mounted Unit (HMU) was created over 30 years ago in 1977. There was 1 Sergeant, 5 officers and 6 horses. Its purpose is Crime Prevention and Public Relations.                                                                                              

The HMU uses draft horses because of their calm nature and large size. Currently there are 10 horses, 1 Lieutenant and 2 full-time officers in the HMU, there are also multiple collateral (part-time) riders.                                                               

Towering twelve feet above the ground, the Horse Mounted Officer is six times more visible than a foot patrol officer, a bike officer, or even a car.  Mounted Officers also have a 360 degree range of vision and, within crowd control functions, one horse is equivalent to 10 officers on foot.

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Our Mission:                                                                   

Currently, the HMU has many duties. In particular:                                          

Balloon Fiesta Patrol                                                                                            State Fair Patrol                                                                                                School and Neighborhood Functions                                                                      PR Engagements                                                                                        Downtown Patrol                                                                                                   High Visibility Patrols in High Crime Areas                                                       Search and Rescue

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The Horse Unit Fund (HUF):                                                                                 

The Horse Unit Fund, a 501(c)3, is a non-profit organization that was created to assist the Albuquerque Police Department Horse Mounted Unit with the unique maintenance needs and training expenses to enhance our local mounted law enforcement. This training will enable them to better aid and protect the citizens of the City of Albuquerque, as well as nearby cities, towns and villages on an as-requested basis. In addition, the organization will endeavor to assist the Horse Mounted Unit in providing equine safety and awareness to the civilian and horse communities. We appreciate your support!





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