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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.

Visit: riders4helmets.com

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.

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