Paul Mounted Police Foundation
St. Paul Mounted Police Foundation is very saddened by the
determination by senior command of the St. Paul Police Department
to terminate the Mounted Police and the Motorcycle Police
Units. While we believe both have been of great service
to the community and assisted in building better relations
between the SPPD and the community and thus question the determination,
the volunteer members of the Foundation recognize it is within
the prerogative of senior command to make the choices related
to the allocation of the SPPD resources.
the announcement by the SPPD of the terminations, the Foundation
has received numerous inquiries regarding the disposition
of the horses and other equipment. Those are determinations
to be made by the SPPD.
believe the SPPD intends to follow past practices of making
offers to return horses being retired from service to the
parties that donated them. If so, that would account
for the three newest horses. As to the other two horses,
we await announcement as to their disposition, but have been
assured the SPPD will be seeking to find appropriate new owners
for those two horses.