Mounted Police Unit
Chula Vista Mounted Police is an organization of volunteers equipped
with their own horses and support equipment, working under the direction
of the Chula Vista Police Department, to provide public relations,
assist with enforcement, and remain prepared as a mutual aid resource.
The Mounted Police are committed to working with the Chula Vista
Police Department to serve the citizens of Chula Vista. Each member
will actively contribute to the success of the Unit. They are committed
to working as a team towards common goals. The Unit members are
committed to providing a positive volunteer experience while accomplishing
The Chula Vista Mounted Police Unit provides public relations by
participating in school events, Red Ribbon events, School Safety
Patrol events, open houses, youth events, patrols in the parks,
malls and business districts, events honoring the police and City,
and parades. The Unit assists the Department with enforcement as
requested, especially in those instances where they can be more
effective than foot or vehicle patrols. The Unit works with the
Department as a resource in Problem-Oriented Policing projects.
The Unit assists with
crowd and traffic control as requested. The Unit remains prepared
to assist as a Mutual Aid resource for the County of San Diego and
the State of California. This preparation will include training
in the Search and Rescue disciplines. The Unit will train on a regular
basis to be prepared to carry out the above mission and purpose.
All members and horses will be evaluated on their training on an
Horses Must Meet the Following Requirements:
Positive and willing attitude
Not prone to Kicking or Biting
Be in good physical condition and have current vaccinations
Be Curious and enjoy People
Fit their Riders Capabilities and Vice-versa
Eligibility and Requirements:
18 years of age
No Felony arrests
Reasonable experience in handling and riding horses
Own or have access to horse, trailer and tack
Resident of San Diego County
Applicants must possess:
Good character and reputation
Poise, bearing, alertness and emotional stability
Ability to read and interpret written and oral communications/directions
Good public relations skills
All juvenile and adult arrests and/or detentions, must be disclosed
Applicants must satisfactorily complete the application process
including an oral interview, thorough background investigation,
psychological evaluation and horsemanship qualification.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend three regular mounted
meetings and/or training as a guest prior to applying and becoming
a member. Annual Membership: $35.00
Regular meetings are scheduled the third Wednesday at 6:30 P.M.
each month. Meetings are held at the Chula Vista Police Department.
Training is normally scheduled the Saturday following the meeting.