West Seattle scenes: SPD Mounted Patrol, out and about

New Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Steve Wilske told the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council meeting earlier this week (WSB coverage here) that he hoped to get the SPD Mounted Patrol out and about more in West Seattle – they’re based here, after all. And today, we’re getting reports and photos of sightings – above, south on 49th SW between Spokane and Charlestown, with the photo shared by Dawn F (whose child is seen, watching); next, headed toward Alki Beach on 59th SW, photographed by Emily and shared via Instagram:

Let us know if and when you see them around!

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5 Replies to "West Seattle scenes: SPD Mounted Patrol, out and about"

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    NW April 5, 2014 (7:08 am)

    That’s great they and well we have this resource ,mounted patrol, I myself would prefer to see these two cops in an unmarked ford focus and dressed in plain clothing parked down in the junction on patrol at 10pm or 2am

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    curtis April 5, 2014 (9:24 am)

    The Mounted Patrol has a very specific and useful function – crowd control. As a secondary function, they serve as community relations officers. Primarily, the horses provide a strong presence in a crowd as well as an elevated perspective for the officers.

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    enviromaven April 5, 2014 (9:30 am)

    Love the mounted patrol and the bicycle cops! Great PR for the SPD…and less fossil fuel!

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    Lower Bridge April 5, 2014 (11:24 am)

    This could be a fantastic way to show very visible presence around Westwood Village and Roxhill Park. Any mention of specific plans for this?

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      WSB April 5, 2014 (11:33 am)

      Capt. Wilske said he had two weeks to finish his summer plan – so hopefully in a week and a half or so, we’ll hear. Perhaps he will speak about it at the WSCPC meeting on 4/15.

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