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Bossier Sheriff’s Office Looking for Horse Enthusiasts to Be Part of Mounted Patrol Unit

srluke/FlickrDo you love riding horses? The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is looking for you to be part of its ceremonial Mounted Patrol Unit.

Lt. Bill Davis tells KEEL News that Sheriff Julian Whittington wanted to give residents who are avid horse riders a volunteer opportunity to be part of his office in a non-law enforcement capacity — while doing something they already enjoy.

And you don’t have to be a deputy to participate. Davis says you’re welcome “whether you’re a horse enthusiast as a professional rider, or as just a casual rider.”

The sheriff’s office doesn’t have a Mounted Patrol Unit at the moment. “But we’re gearing back up,” Lt. Davis explains…

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So…what other reqirements are there? You do have to have your own horse, plus tack, supplies and horse trailer. And your horse does need to be able to work in crowds of people.

I asked Lt. Davis what some of the events are that this elite group of people will be participating in:

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If you’re interested, just call 965-3411 to get signed up. Interviews will be coordinated in January.

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