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Spotlight: Johnson County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol Unit
(August 4, 2006)

Spotlight: Johnson County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol Unit

While infrequently seen by the public, the Sheriff's Mounted Patrol assists with several vital functions. The Mission of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol Unit to assist the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office anyway necessary in crowd control, search and rescue and Public Relations.

The Mounted Patrol Unit of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is a volunteer Specialty Unit consisting of Full-time, Reserve, and Special Deputies. The main duty of the unit is Public Relation activities. Other duties include search and/or rescue, crowd control, and any other assignment at the discretion of the Sheriff.

This unit is unique because the members belonging to the unit provide much of the equipment. Every member must provide a horse that is capable of doing a wide variety of tasks. Members must also be able to transport their horse to any event they attend. This would require a horse trailer and tow vehicle. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office will provide certain equipment and training to the unit members.

Since the Mounted Deputy has direct contact with the public, it is imperative that the member present a positive image of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Sheriff's Mounted Patrol Unit?

Membership Requirements:

  1. Must be eligible to become a Law Enforcement Officer in the State of Indiana
    1. 21 years old
    2. High School diploma or G.E.D.
    3. Must not be a convicted felon
    4. Must be eligible to carry a firearm
    5. Must pass a minimum of 40 hours of Pre-Basic Training

i. Criminal Law

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