Would you be surprised to see police officers patrolling your neighborhood on horses? Actually, horses have been used in police work for many years. Today, Mounted Police Units have become an important component in law enforcement throughout the United States, not only in rural areas, but in urban settings as well. Their effectiveness in crowd control is unequalled. Their high visibility makes them a deterrent to crime. Their participation in parades and other community events, as well as their presence in our neighborhoods, make them invaluable in boosting positive relations with the community, especially with the children.
The Florida Association of Mounted Patrols (FLAMP) is a not-for-profit entity, sponsored by Suncoast Equine Inc., for the advancement of mounted police units and civilian equestrian support organizations.