PPB Mounted Patrol horses now driven to work

The Mounted Patrol horses now stay at an off-site boarding location

Six of the horses in the PPB's Mounted Patrol, May 2, 2015 (
Six of the horses in the PPB's Mounted Patrol, May 2, 2015 (PPB)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The horses in the Portland Police Mounted Patrol get driven to work.

The Mounted Patrol horses now stay at an off-site boarding location as their long-time stable at Centennial Mills on Naito Parkway is being deconstructed. Between February and May 2014, the horses were briefly relocated.

Now, the eight horses in the patrol are living elsewhere and will be brought in to the city each day.

In a statement, PPB Sgt. Marty Schell said, “While this is not ideal, it is very common nationwide for mounted units to trailer their horses to work, as suitable close-in property becomes harder to come by.”

Over the past few years, the funding for the Mounted Patrol has been a frequent topic of conversation among city leaders.

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