POMONA, N.Y. -- The Rockland County Sheriff's Office conducted an 80-hour mounted officer training class that ended this week with a graduation ceremony.
Officers from numerous agencies participated in the class, which covered a variety of areas, including precision riding and application of police horses in law enforcement covering car stops, auto extrication and crowd control.
The course ran from April 25 - Friday, May 6, and involved more than a dozen mounted officers and 31 horses, including:
- Rockland Sheriff’s Mounted Unit - 5 officers
- Bridgeport, Conn., Mounted Unit - 4 officers
- Bethlehem, Pa., Mounted Police Unit - 4 officers
- New York City Parks Enforcement Mounted Unit -3 officers
- Bergen County, N.J., Sheriff’s Mounted Unit - 1 officer
The graduation ceremony, which was presided over by Rockland County Sheriff's Office Chief William Barbera, took place at 10 a.m. Friday at 1183 Old Haverstraw Road. The event featured a full demonstration from the newly graduated officers.
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