West Seattle scenes: SPD Mounted Patrol, out and about

April 4, 2014 at 7:04 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle police | 5 Comments

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!


  1. 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

    Comment by NW — 7:08 am April 5, 2014 #

  2. 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.

    Comment by curtis — 9:24 am April 5, 2014 #

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

    Comment by enviromaven — 9:30 am April 5, 2014 #

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

    Comment by Lower Bridge — 11:24 am April 5, 2014 #

  5. 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.

    Comment by WSB — 11:33 am April 5, 2014 #

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