Meet Keeper the Clydesdale and learn about the WPD Mounted Unit
Jul 20, 2021 12:00 PM
Sergeant Edward D Brower & KEEPER
Meet Keeper the Clydesdale and learn about the WPD Mounted Unit

Sergeant Edward D Brower | Mounted Unit Commander is our guest to talk about the role the police mounted unit plays in crowd control and public relations. Sergeant Brower will also be bringing one of the unit's newest members, Keeper. Keeper is a Clydesdale who was given as a gift by Together Wichita in July 2019. Keeper has gone through extensive training and is a proud member of the mounted unit. After Sergeant's Brower's remarks, we can adjourn outside to meet Keeper in person.

The mission of the Wichita Police Mounted Unit is to augment and enhance traditional police activities during special events, search and rescue activities, public relation functions, and specialized patrol activities.

The Mounted Unit is an auxiliary unit composed of commissioned members of the Police Department. The Mounted Unit is activated by special order to support the activities of other departmental units during major community events or police operations to provide crowd control in areas where other patrol techniques are less effective and during search and rescue operations covering large geographical areas. Each year, the Mounted Unit honors numerous requests from the community to represent the Police Department during special activities to build police/community relations.