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For more information regarding any of the units and individuals, select from the posters below.

Recruiting Poster: Horse Mounted OfficerHorse 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 Poster #1

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 OfficerPatrol 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.






Bike Patrol - Officer Williams

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.





k-9 poster

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.