The Butler County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol is a dedicated group of volunteers who are Honorary Special Deputies with the Sheriff’s Department. They come from all walks of life including business, education, factories, offices, construction, and law enforcement. All members share a common interest in horses, law enforcement, and serving their community.
To be a member of the Mounted Patrol, they must pass a personal interview, criminal background check, financial background check, drug screen, and horsemanship test. All members must attend monthly meetings, annual trainings and parades. They also work the Butler County Fair each year, the Haunted Trail, and other call-outs when needed by the Sheriff. They visit schools, churches, and camps to put on demonstrations for children. On request, they patrol subdivisions and county parks on horseback. The Butler County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol is an active member of the Buckeye State Mounted Patrol and attends events around the state of Ohio.
A total of 19 members volunteered their time in 2011 at no cost to the citizens of Butler County.
A total of 18 members in 2010 volunteered their time with over 2,000 hours of service at no cost to the citizens of Butler County. In May of 2010, six members of the Mounted Patrol traveled to and participated in the events for the Mounted Police Memorial Week in Washington, D.C.