The Minneapolis Mounted Police Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was founded to provide ongoing financial support to the Mounted Police Unit, a division of the Minneapolis Police Department.
The Foundation offers businesses and private citizens the opportunity to make tax deductible contributions toward maintaining the mounted unit, which in turn provides additional safety and security for citizens, employees, and visitors in the City of Minneapolis. The Foundation supports the Mounted Police in numerous ways, such as providing specialized equipment, funding for supplies, and ongoing training opportunities.
Furthermore, it allows financial support to continue positive community-oriented policing, outreach, and education. The Foundation conducts fundraising and public relation events to promote the mission and values of the Mounted Police in Minneapolis.
The Foundation operates out of the First Precinct- 19 N 4 St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The Minneapolis Mounted Patrol Unit is highly visible and very well received by the public. Since 1996, the Minneapolis Police Department has been consistently 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 central downtown
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:
MPD Detective Maurice J. Salmon, August 17, 1930
The unit currently assists with:
Minneapolis Mounted Police Foundation