Friday, March 20, 2009

Come meet the Mounted Patrol


Some of the largest members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department will be strutting their stuff for the public Friday evening.

The Mounted Patrol Section will put on a free demonstration of its police horses at 7 p.m. March 20 at the American Royal Center, Scott Pavilion, 1701 American Royal Way. The public is invited to attend.

Officers will demonstrate some of the methods used in training the police horses. They also will perform crowd control formations and demonstrate arrests made from horseback. Attendees can meet the Mounted Patrol officers and their equine partners and ask them questions.

The officers and horses have been busy lately with crowd control at St. Patrick's Day festivities and the NCAA tournament, but they're looking forward to sharing how their unique animal-human partnership helps keep residents of and visitors to Kansas City safe.

The demonstration will be conducted inside Scott Pavilion, which is the building just west of the Governor’s Building at the American Royal Complex. Parking will be available in Lot A.