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Sheriff’s Mounted Posse

November 20, 2013

Sheriff's Mounted Posse

"Over 150 Years of Service"

Back in 1850, the Sheriff and his deputies patrolled Los Angeles

County on horseback. That tradition continues today with the

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Mounted Posse. 130 members

strong, the Posse is made up of Reserve Deputies, Associate

Members (full time sworn personnel) and Civilian Volunteers

who are dedicated to supporting the Sheriff's Department and

their communities.

The Posse is made up of seven units that are located in

Altadena, Industry, Lomita, Palmdale San Dimas, Santa Clarita/

Lost Hills and Temple. Members are extensively trained and fully

equipped to carry out their mission.

Although general law enforcement can only be done by sworn

personnel, the civilian volunteers are the "eyes and ears" of the

Sheriff's Posse and patrol rural and city trails, shopping malls,

parks, beaches, concerts and festivals. The units have also been

trained to assist Search and Rescue. In addition to these duties

the Posse also provides units for ceremonial occasions such as

Color Guards for parades, funerals and formal occasions.

The horse provides an excellent opportunity for adults and youth

alike to interact with law enforcement in a positive way. "Did

anyone ever ask to pet your squad car?" The Posse members

use this relationship to work with kids at the Sheriff's Youth

Activity League, a wonderful opportunity for law enforcement

and kids to spend a day together using the horse as a tool for

learning trust, patience, confidence and building relationships.

You can ask any Posse member about what they do, and they

will all tell you, "I am proud to ride with the Sheriff's Posse!"

For further information, contact the Reserve Coordinator at

station in your area listed below.

Altadena (626) 798-1131

Industry (626) 330-3322

Lomita (310) 539-1661

Palmdale (661) 272-2400

San Dimas (909) 450-2700

Santa Clarita (661) 255-1121

Temple (626) 285-7171

Lost Hills (818) 878-1808








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