MOUNTED POLICE

Before the advent of motorized vehicles , riding on horseback or on horse driven carts and carriages were the main means of transport.  The agility and speed of this sturdy-looking but innately timid animal led to its domestication by man centuries ago.  Horses  are intelligent, instinctual and faithful animals.  Their memory, judgment and comprehension skills make them highly amenable to training.

With passage of time and change in the socio- economics of the society, riding became the monopoly of the army and a handful of rich and adventure loving individuals who  used horses for hunting and playing polo.  However, of late, special attention is being paid to equestrian sports like  show jumping and horse racing. 

The oldest recorded mounted police force is the London Bow Street Horse Patrol, established in 1758.  It patrolled the country roads around London in the late 1830s, following political unrest and rioting, the mounted patrols were increased in numbers and moved into inner London to assist in keeping public order as well as to perform street patrols. 

The idea quickly caught on and spread to rest of Europe, USA and the British Colonies.  The Indian system of modern  mounted police is based on the British mounted police pattern. 

Delhi Mounted Police was established during the 1930ís  and has grown in use and stature ever since despite all round mechanization of the force.  Police horses have been extensively used in Police training institutions for training officers, for controlling huge crowds during rallies, processions, festivals etc.  They are also used during ceremonial function and in high visibility patrolling in rural and outlying areas of Delhi. 

The sanctioned strength of mounts in Delhi Police is 95.  At present 62 mounts are available with Delhi Police which are deployed in Districts and Units( Total at 11 Places).  Mounts are used for Law & Order duties, patrolling, duties of VVIP Arrangements, Training Sports Activities associated with different All India organization.     

STATEMENT OF MOUNTED POLICE 

DESIGNATION

SI

ASI

HC

CT.

MOUNT

Sanctioned Strength

1

3

12

99

95

Present Strength

1

3

13

93

62

SHORTAGE

-

-

-

6

33

DEPLOYMENT

S.

No

PLACE

SI

ASI

HC

CT.

MOUNT

1.

P.S.NARELA

 

 

 

3

3

2.

P.S. ALIPUR

 

 

 

3

3

3.

P.S NANGLOI

 

 

 

3

3

4.

P..S. JANAKPURI

 

 

 

3

3

5.

P.S.KALKAJI

 

 

 

3

3

6.

P.S. DELHI CANTT.

 

 

1

4

5

7.

PTC JHARODA KALAN

 

 

1

5

5

8.

P.S. PARLIAMENT STREET

 

 

1

5

5

9.

P.S. SHAHADRA

 

 

1

4

4

10.

BELA FARM

1

1

5

16

16

11.

PROV. & LOGISTICS

 

2

4

44

12

                     

During the year 2005, mounts were used for Law & Orders duties for a total of 10173  hours.  On an average mounts are used for either Patrolling or Law & Order duties 4 to 5 hours.  Apart from day-to- day utilization for Law & Order and other duties, training programmes have been organized for Mounted Police with President Body Guards Lines and Veterinary Officers.

 ACHIEVEMENTS IN SPORTS. 

1.      SHIVALINK HORSE SHOW- CHANDIGARH 2003 

The team won five Bronze medal in the meet.           

2.      ALL INDIA POLICE DUTY MEET, HYDERABAD-2004. 

The team won three Gold metals and three Silver medals in the meet. 

3.      DELHI HORSE SHOW, BARAR SQUARE, NEW DELHI-2004 

The team won one silver and two bronze medals in the meet. 

     4.    SHIVALIK  HORSE SHOW, CHANDIGARH-2004. 

The team won one silver and two bronze medals in the meet. 

    5.   ALL INDIAN POLICE DUTY MEET, TEKAN PUR, M.P. - 2004

Delhi Police Equestrian Team won 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 Bronze Medals and 2 IVth Position in XXIV All India Police Equestrian Meet held at takenpur Distt.  Gwalior, M. P. from 6th to 12th Dec. 2004 and overall position of Delhi Police was III. 

6.             ALL INDIA POLICE EQUESTRIAN MEET HYDERABAD (AP)-2006

Delhi Police Equestrian team won 2 gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze medals and 4 IVth positions and 2 trophies of Best rider & Best horse in XXV All India Police Equestrian meet held at NPA Hyderabad from 6th  to 10th  Jan 2006. 

7.             HARYANA HORSE SHOW RAI, SONIPAT 2006.

Delhi Police Equestrian team secured 2 Ist, 2 IInd, 2 IIIrd and 2 IVth positions in the meet.

8.             DELHI HORSE SHOW HELD AT DELHI CANTT 2006.

Delhi Police Equestrian team secured 1 IInd, 3 IIIrd, & 3 IVth Positions in the meet.

9.             CHANDIGARH HORSE SHOW CHANDIGARH 2006

Delhi Police Equestrian team won 2 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze, 3 IVth Positions and over All Championship Trophy in the meet held at Chandigarh from 22nd to 30th April 2006.



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