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The Bethlehem Police Mounted Unit has recently been restored to Bethlehem Downtown after a 63 year hiatus. The acquisition of Raven and Hamlet has brought a new tool to the Bethlehem Police Department and the city. The long absent clop, clop of horses hooves echo back to a different time, the same as our vibrant downtown and business districts represent.

The benefits are many to our citizens and business including,

  • Visibility, visibility for the officers to see greater and for the officers to be seen at a greater distance.
  • Mobility, Horses have proven very effective in negotiating woodlands and Parks. The Nature trail, Tow path, Monocacy, and Saucon parks.
  • Crowd Control, Both officer and mount will be trained in crowd control. Whether it be moving a small group of people off of a particular section of grass, escorting an ambulance through the dense crowd of a concert, or keeping pathways open during special events,
  • Community Policing, They represent good-will ambassadors to the city, the majority of a mounted officer’s job is being in the public. A horse will be a curious sight in the City of Bethlehem on the street or in a park and people want to meet their four-legged partner.
  • Ultimate Green Vehicle, The mounted unit will not burn fossil fuels and the by products will be natural and bio degradable.

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Officer Brooks on Hamlet

Officer Mouer on Raven


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