A force to be reckoned with
anada’s Mounties are known the world over for their brilliant horsemanship. But in 1825, nearly 40 years prior to the formation of Canada’s elite equine law-enforcement outfit, NSW Police had already established our own mounted branch — and the Mounted Unit is still in operation today.
The mobility and bravery of those horses makes them ideal for coping with close-range work in hostile crowds, where police officers might otherwise be overpowered.
And they are also beloved throughout the force. Just ask Chief Inspector Chris Stiles, the focus of a beautiful story in today’s Saturday Telegraph.