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Nations Oldest Continuous Mounted Police Unit  

By Anthony Guglielmi, Director Public Affairs Section
Friday, August 7, 2009; 1:37 pm

The Baltimore Police Department's Mounted Unit is the oldest, continuous Unit of its kind in the nation. Founded in 1888, the Mounted Unit is still going strong.

The unit is most effective at maintaining crowd control and getting to places where vehicles can't go. It's a proven fact the one police officer on a horse is just as effective as ten police officers on foot.

Updated: 08/07/09; 3:00 pm

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