For more information regarding any of the units and individuals, select from the posters below.
Horse Mounted Officer - Officer Rodrick Torrence
After receiving specialized training, select officers provide patrol support while mounted on horse-back. Horse mounted patrols are useful for crowd control thanks to their high vantage point and increased visibility. The MPD Horse Mounted Unit, part of the Special Operations Division, makes a statement wherever they go.
Harbor Patrol Officer - Officer Robert Grooms
Patrolling the waterways of the Nation’s Capital is a unique role within the Metropolitan Police Department. The Harbor Patrol Unit handles crimes and calls for service on the District’s two rivers — the Potomac and Anacostia — and aids other agencies with water rescues and other emergency functions.
Patrol Officer - Officer J. Coleman, First District
Patrol officers are the backbone of the police department, responding to a wide variety of calls for service to render aid and protect the people in the communities they serve.
Bicycle Patrol - Officer Tayna Williams
Patrolling the District's communities via bicycle gives officers mobility through alleys and other difficult terrain that can give them an advantage over other vehicles.
The Special Operations Division, Canine Patrol Section - Officer Stephen Giannini
Tracking missing persons, recovering weapons and evidence, and locating suspects are just some of the duties K-9s and their handlers perform.