Gallery - Mounted Police
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
The benefits are many to our citizens and business
- Visibility, visibility for the officers
to see greater and for the officers to be seen at a greater
- 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