Policing on horseback will once again be in the area.
 
The Strathcona County RCMP and Enforcement Services are gearing up to hit the streets on horseback again for 2018.
 
Mounted riders will be out at community events, parades, festivals and roaming the streets as part of a community interaction initiative.
 
"These members that are out on horseback are working, but they're not taking files or enforcing laws at that point," said Constable Chantelle Kelly of the Strathcona County RCMP. "Of course if they see something that happens right in front of them that is still part of their job, but their main focus is on community interaction and stuff like that."
 
In March, officers completed a two-day riding assessment to ensure their riding ability meets the standards set by the program.
 
The horses primarily used in Strathcona County are the breed, Canadian, which is Canada's national horse.
 
Community organizations can make a request to their local detachments to have mounted riders at their events.
 
IMG 1360Photo courtesy of the Strathcona County RCMP.

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