The City of Saint Charles Missouri began its Mounted Patrol in 1987 with a single horse and rider team. A short time later a second horse and rider team was added and we have been using 2 horse and rider teams ever since. Today our horse / rider teams are trained and certified in house through the only P.O.S.T. Certified Mounted Patrol School in the state of Missouri.
The Mounted Patrol's function is to provide a highly visible police presence in the Historic Main Street area, providing crowd control in the entertainment districts, at festivals, and during the holiday season. The main goal is to deter crime before it happens while providing a positive police image. The Mounted Patrol Unit can also be requested to attend a variety of functions, provide demonstrations and educate the public about how our horses are able to enhance the police department's ability to connect and maintain quality partnerships with our community.
Today our Saint Charles City Mounted Unit is comprised of two horse/rider teams:
Officer Lisa Schweppe and Equine "Samson"
Officer Tommy Tomlin and Equine "Jonathan"