Mounted Police Unit Gets Much-Needed Boost

Philadelphia’s mounted unit got a much-needed boost today with the donation of two horse trailers from lawyer and philanthropist James Binns of the Cop Wheels program.

“This just increased my ability to deploy threefold,” said Lt. Dan McCann, commander of the mounted unit.

The unit currently has nine horses that are limited to special events because they are still in training. “The horses—and the officers—need to get better used to operating in an urban environment,” McCann said.

For more information– including the department’s future plans for the mounted unit– pick up a copy of tomorrow’s Metro.

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