OCEAN CITY, MD – (April 8, 2019): The Ocean City Police Department will be hosting a free Open House event featuring the Mounted Unit on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Bay Point Equestrian Center on Beauchamp Road in Ocean Pines.
Attendees will have the rare opportunity to meet each of the five police horses – Benson, Tucker Trevor, Scout, and Moose. Mounted officers will demonstrate mounted patrol techniques, take the horses through an obstacle course, and play a 2-on-2 soccer game, which is used for de-sensitivity training to better prepare the horses and riders for crowd control situations. The OCPD K-9 Unit will also be performing two demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the inside of an OCPD patrol car, meet the OCPD Forensic Services Unit, and chat with Animal Control officers.
“Our Mounted Unit Open House event in 2018 was a huge success and we are excited to interact with even more members of our community this year,” commented Chief Ross Buzzuro. “Not only is this event a great opportunity to see what our four-legged officers are capable of, but to also meet many officers and staff members that serve the community.”
The full schedule is as follows:
- 12:00 p.m. – Introductions & New Rider Graduation
- 12:30 p.m. – K-9 Demonstration
- 1:00 p.m. – Crowd Control Demonstration
- 2:00 p.m. – Obstacle Course Demonstration
- 2:30 p.m. – K-9 Demonstration
- 3:00 p.m. – Mounted Unit Soccer Game