The Minneapolis Mounted Police Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was founded to provide ongoing financial support for the Mounted Patrol Unit for the Minneapolis Police Department.
The Foundation allows businesses and private citizens the opportunity to make tax deductible contributions to maintain a mounted patrol that provides safety and security for the citizens, visitors and workers in the City of Minneapolis.
The Foundation supports the Mounted Police by providing supplemental funding for supplies, equipment, and training. They conduct fundraising and public relations events to promote the mission and values of the Mounted Police. They provide financial support to continue to provide Minneapolis with positive community oriented policing and education.
The Foundation operates out of the First Precinct, 19 N 4 St, Minneapolis, MN 55401.
MPD Detective Maurice J. Salmon, August 17, 1930
Minneapolis Mounted Police Foundation
The unit currently assists with:
The Minneapolis Mounted Patrol Unit is highly visible and very well received by the public. Since 1996, the Minneapolis Police Department has been represented by the horses and riders of the Mounted Patrol Unit. The unit currently has twenty nine riders, eleven horses, and functions as a citywide unit, covering all five precincts but is based out of the First Precinct (central downtown Minneapolis).
The unit has one full-time Mounted Patrol Sergeant, three full-time Mounted Patrol Officers, and twenty five fully trained part-time riders.
The Mounted Patrol Unit is a valuable asset to the community for several reasons, including the following: