Horse police unit help catch man suspected of dealing class B drugs

West Yorkshire Police’s Mounted Section was out patrolling the streets of Calderdale.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 1:00 pm

The section joined officers from the Calderdale Valleys Neighbourhood Policing Team in Todmorden.

Numerous people were stop and searched as part of their patrols.

Drugs were seized and one man was arrested for possession with intent to supply class B drugs.

West Yorkshire Police Mounted section in Todmorden (Picture WYP)

West Yorkshire Police’s Mounted Section carries out daily operational patrols in crime areas, carrying out proactive stop checks, gathering intelligence and making arrests.

In addition, Mounted Officers are a valuable deterrent for crime prevention work and offer public reassurance in the areas they are deployed to.

West Yorkshire Police maintain nine operational Police Horses where, in addition to operational roles, officers also provide a ceremonial role for certain events, such as Civic or Military parades.

Chief Inspector Lisa Kirkland said: “The Mounted officers perform a strong role in proactively policing West Yorkshire.’

‘’They obtain excellent performance results in their day to day policing role but show their main strength when dealing with public disorder in crowd situations.’’