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Mounted Unit welcomes community for open day

The NSW Mounted Police Unit will welcome the community into their stables during an open day.

Between 10am and 2pm on Sunday (26 November 2017), the public will have the opportunity to see drills and displays showcasing the skill of the Mounted Unit officers and their horses at the Redfern facility.

Mounted Police Unit Commander, Chief Inspector Chris Stiles, said the free event gives the community an insight into the world’s oldest continuously operational mounted unit.

“The NSW Mounted Police Unit is celebrating 192 years of service in 2017 and it’s a great opportunity to share our history and celebrate our future with the community we serve,” Ch Insp Stiles said.

“More than 20 horses will be involved in the displays showcasing the work we do every day in crowd control, missing person searches, parades and other public safety operations.

“We encourage the community to come along and enjoy the free event,” Ch Insp Stiles.

The open day will also feature other specialist units including the Public Order & Riot Squad, Dog Unit, Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, Marine Area Command, and the Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit.

There will be a ‘cash for carrot’ donation box for anyone who would like to feed the horses

Funds raised on the day will go to Camp Quality, a charity delivering national programs and services for children living with cancer.

WHEN: 10am to 2pm SUNDAY (26 November 2017)

WHERE: NSW Mounted Police Unit, 7 Baptist Street, REDFERN

Source: NSW Police

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