(Bowie, Maryland) This past weekend (October 11-13) the New Castle County Division of Police Mounted Patrol Unit attended the North American Police Equestrian Council Training Competition in Bowie, MD.
The North American Police Equestrian Council (NAPEC) has created this prestigious training event to show police management that time spent on training was a benefit to their departments. Promoting the use of the mount on patrol, this training demonstrates the different tasks that can be accomplished when the horse and rider build a capable partnership.
In keeping with this concept, 70 officers from across the country and Canada attended the training. After the training sessions, the competition portion of the event began. The officers competed in three Classes – The Police Officer and Mount Inspection, The Expert Equitation Class, and Police Obstacle Course.
Trophies and ribbons were awarded to the top ten finishers in each class. The New Castle County Division of Police Mounted Patrol Unit placed in the competition.
Corporal Lockett and his Mount Seahawk placed 1st in the Police Officer and Mount Uniform Inspection.
Corporal Crum and his mount, Wrangler, placed 6th in the Expert Equitation Class.
Ofc. Hamilton and his mount, Zeep, placed 9th in the Expert Equitation Class.