Economic Downturn Puts Police Horses Out To Pasture

Economic Downturn Puts Police Horses Out To Pasture

Have you seen a police horse lately? The New York Times reports that mounted patrols are on the decline nationwide, victims to budget cuts despite their popularity with the public and ability to put a cuddly, slightly archaic face on policing. “They are a valuable element to policing. The problem is I just couldn’t afford it,” the police director of Newark, N.J. told the Times. [More]