Over 10,000 Followers
over $100,000 raised
11 Years of service 
dedicated to supporting our mounted patrol

About Us

the New
Castle County Mounted Patrol Unit Since 2009

The Friends of the Mounted Patrol (FMP) is a group of private citizens who work on a volunteer basis to support the  New Castle County (NCC) Division of Police Mounted Patrol Unit (MPU). We believe that the Mounted Patrol Unit is an essential component in the NCC Police law enforcement efforts and provides a unique opportunity for proactive policing and connecting with the community. Formed in 2009 when the Unit was in jeopardy due to budget cuts, we continue to be committed to informing the public about the necessity of the Unit and to raising funds to support the ongoing needs of the active duty Unit and its retired horses.

About the Unit

The New Castle County Mounted Patrol Unit was formed in 1981 with a grant from Community Development and Housing (CD&H) in order to have a police presence in some of the communities funded by CD&H. The unit has become a staple of the division of police and one of the best community policing tools supporting community relationships and interaction. 

Patrol Duties

The unit patrols areas throughout the community daily enforcing traffic violations, patrolling parklands, attending community events and more!

Community Engagement

The Mounted Patrol Unit is the most requested unit in the division of police. The unit is known for creating community relationships. 

Nationally recognized

The unit participates in the North American Police Equestrian Council with mounted units from across the US and Canada. They have won many awards and recognitions.

All Clydesdale Unit

The unit was established in 1981 and began the transition to all Clydesdales shortly after.  The unit consists of 10 full blood Clydesdales. There are 2 blonde Clydesdales and 8 bay/ dark bay Clydesdales.

The New Castle County Mounted Patrol est. 1981

Two mounted patrol officers patrol a road with leather jackets on.

How to Help

We are able to fulfill our mission thanks to people like you!


All donations are tax deductible, checks can be made out to the Delaware Community Foundation with NCCPD Mounted Patrol in the memo field.


Help plan events, help with fundraisers or join the group! Opportunities range from merchandise, fundraising, parade pick up after horses and more.

Annual 5K

Sign up to run, walk, or just support the event.  The 5K cross country course takes you through the beautiful fields of Carousel Park.


Our events rely on sponsorships and partnerships from community businesses. We love partnering with our community to raise awareness about the mounted patrol and what they do!

Checks can be made out to:

Delaware Community Foundation (with NCCPD Mounted Patrol in the memo field) NCC Mounted Police Fund c/o Delaware Community Foundation 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 115Wilmington, DE 19899

Miles for the Mounted Patrol

May 16, 2021 at Midnight Oil in Newark, DE.

Join us for the annual Miles for the Mounted Patrol Cross Country 5K! All proceeds benefit the active duty and retired horses of the New Castle County Mounted Patrol.

5K Course

The course is a cross country 5K throughout Carousel Park 3700 Limestone Rd Wilmington, DE 19808.

The course is still open if you wish to run your 5K at Carousel Park with the horses cheering you from their fields!


Registration is open for the 2021 Miles for the Mounted Patrol 5K!

You must pre-register for this event and wear a mask. This event will be held in compliance with COVID19 guidelines. You can register at fusionracetiming.com.


Due to COVID-19 there will be no sponsorship levels, businesses can donate any amount and still receive sponsorship benefits. Any donation amount helps us fulfill our mission of supporting the active and retired mounted patrol horses of the New Castle County Police.

Checks can be made payable to Delaware Community Foundation with NCCPD MPU in the memo field and mailed to the Friends of the Mounted Patrol PO Box 403 Hockessin, DE 19707.

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