OCEAN CITY, MD – (October 31, 2018): Members of the Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Mounted Unit recently competed in the 2018 North American Police Equestrian Competition (NAPEC) at the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, NY. The competition, which also included one day of training for officers, included police and volunteer Mounted Unit members from both the U.S. and Canada. Cpl. Chip Green and Pfc. Joseph Laughlin represented the OCPD, riding Benson and Trevor respectively, and participated in the obstacle competition and the introductory equitation competition.
Cpl. Green placed tenth overall in the obstacle competition. He was one of only four from the U.S. to place in this event. Additionally, Cpl. Green scored third in the introductory law enforcement officer division in equitation and obstacle combined and placed eighth in the introductory law enforcement officer equitation competition. Pfc. Laughlin earned first place in the introductory law enforcement officer division in equitation and obstacle combined. He also placed fourth overall in the introductory law enforcement officer division in equitation.
“We are very proud of the members of our Mounted Unit. We know that they are skilled and it’s exciting to see their successes in recent competitions,” commented Chief Ross Buzzuro. “I congratulate Cpl. Green and Pfc. Laughlin on their accomplishments.”
This is the largest competition that the OCPD Mounted Unit has ever competed in and the first competition that included participants from other countries.