FIELD OPERATIONS BUREAU
Field Operations Division / Mounted Patrol Detail
The Mounted Patrol is a specially trained team of officers providing patrol on horseback. This detail works the public parks within the central business district, the convention center area, the Mobile Civic Center and other areas as assigned. It is charged with:
- Controlling vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
- Enforcing parking, pedestrian, and other related ordinances expediting the movement of traffic.
- Crowd control at major events, such as Mardi Gras.
The detail also assists departments in other cities and states with their special events. In addition, during the Mardi Gras season, The Mobile Police Department Mounted Unit hosts a training school for mounted units from other cities. These other units come to train their horses during the day and work the parades at night.