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Merseyside celebrating 130 years of mounted policing

Liverpool became the first provincial force to have a permanent mounted branch over a century ago.

Police horses have been a vital tool of law enforcement for hundreds of years (Credit: Merseyside PCC)

Police horses have been a vital tool of law enforcement for hundreds of years (Credit: Merseyside PCC)

Date - 12th September 2016
By - John Toner - Police Oracle
Mounted police in Liverpool have celebrated 130 years of making history on horseback. In 1886 Merseyside Police became the first force outside the Metropolitan Police to maintain a permanent mounted unit, the beginning of a proud tradition. The...
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