A force to be reck­oned with

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The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Saturday Extra -

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.

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