You can lead a horse to DART but you can’t …

Officer Smokey, from the Dallas Police Mounted Patrol Unit (DPDMU), along with his four-legged and two-legged colleagues, participated in a student safety event with Dallas Area Rapid Transit this week. The DPDMU was established in 1982. The police horse is mostly used as a “patrol vehicle” that can be deployed on back streets, alleys, apartment complexes and other areas. The Mounted Unit is located on the grounds of Fair Park near downtown Dallas. The barn and offices are staffed year around and officers work in all types of weather. The officers are deployed to all parts of the city based on crime trends and requests from patrol divisions. — Morgan Mark

Photo courtesy of DPDMU

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