Philadelphia Police Dept., city to announce agreement for new mounted unit stables

    Philadelphia Police and the City of Philadelphia are set to announce an agreement Monday for the construction of a new $1.2 million state-of-the-art home for the department’s Mounted Patrol Unit.

    The unit stables will be the home the of the mounted unit and its officers.

    The Philadelphia Police Foundation is raising money for the construction through the “Pony Up for the Mounted Unit” program.

    Several Philadelphia Union Locals are contributing pro-bono construction services to make the new home a reality, according to the police department’s Office of Media Relations.

    The department’s Mounted Patrol Unit was reinstated last year after a six-year hiatus. The mounted patrol unit plays a critical part in fighting crime, helps to provide security at large gatherings and plays a big role in making Fairmount Park a safe area.

    Representatives of the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Police Foundation, along with Philadelphia Labor Unions, the police department and supporters are all set to be on hand for Monday’s announcement.

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