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Mounted Patrol Unit - Tactics involving public disorder and crowd management.

The Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit will be hosting the Northwest Regional Mounted Squad Seminar September 16-20, 2012. The seminar will focus on developing officer's equitation skills, as well as tactics involving public disorder and crowd management.
News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
PORTLAND POLICE BUREAU MOUNTED PATROL UNIT HOSTING NORTHWEST REGIONAL MOUNTED SQUAD SEMINAR THIS WEEK
Posted: September 17th, 2012 8:05 AM
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The Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit will be hosting the Northwest Regional Mounted Squad Seminar September 16-20, 2012. The seminar brings together horse patrol units from Oregon, Washington and Canada as well as instructors from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the London Metropolitan Police's Mounted Patrol Branch.

The seminar will focus on developing officer's equitation skills, as well as tactics involving public disorder and crowd management. The seminar will take place at the Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit Facility, located at 1362 Northwest Naito Parkway in Portland. Training on September 17th and 18th is open to public viewing from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Media is invited on Tuesday September 18, 2012, anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

The training will culminate with combined exercises and mock scenarios incorporating the participating mounted police units and the members of the Portland Police Bureau's Rapid Response Team on Thursday, September 20th at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

The Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit wishes to thank their many supporters and business partners who donated so generously to make the seminar possible. The supporters include:

Friends of the Mounted Patrol, the Portland Police Association, the Washington County Fairgrounds, All for Paws LLC., Patagonia, the Oregon Leather Company, the Portland Outdoor Store, Columbia Sportswear, Hot Lips Pizza, the Bureau of Emergency Communications, the U.S. Outdoor Store, Rich's Cigars, New Seasons Grocery, Benchmade Knife Company, Blumenthals Uniform/5.11, Fit Right Northwest, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Portland Running Company, Sparky's Pizza, No Ho's Hawaiian Café, Western Bike Works, Burrito Bar, Gallops, Starbucks Coffee, the Linn County Fairgrounds, Moonstruck Chocolate, Hoyt Street Properties, Hip Hound, the Oregon Ducks Store, Safeway, Bridgeport Brewery, Boxer, Velo Tech, Whole Foods, and Coca Cola.

** This was posted on PIMC from an Email Press Flash Alert on 9.18.12