POLICE HORSES TO STAY ON THE BEAT
POLICE horses will remain on patrol across Gloucestershire following a successful oneyear trial of a mounted unit.
“The costs of maintaining a small mounted section are acceptable when offset against the proven benefits the extra capability brings,” said chief constable Rod Hansen. “Academic findings have shown that members of the public are six times more likely to engage with officers on horseback than officers on foot, offering more opportunities for people to talk to us, and share what they know or suspect.”
The mounted section consists of four horses, three police officers, an equine manager and a groom.
SAVE MONEY ON A NEW RIDING HAT
RIDERS4HELMETS has teamed up with leading riding hat manufacturers to host the eighth International Helmet Awareness Day (16-17 September).
Participating retailers will be offering discounts on safety hats on these dates.
Brands taking part in the UK include Caldene, Champion, Charles Owen, Gatehouse, Harry Hall Hats, LAS helmets (Leslie Sutcliffe UK) and Uvex.
RACING’S MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT
THE Racing Foundation has awarded over £62,000 in funding to Racing Welfare to commission a mental health research project.
“Racing Welfare is committed to ensuring that racing’s workforce can access appropriate mental health and wellbeing support when required and without lengthy waiting lists,” said a charity spokesman.
The study will take place over the course of one year and will include stud staff, stable staff, racecourse staff, groundsmen, jockeys and stalls handlers as well as employers within the racing and breeding industry.
The research will be conducted by Liverpool
John Moores University.