The Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol Unit would like to extend the warmest welcome our newest full time member, Ofc. Holschwander. As of August 25th he joined the unit as a full time Mounted Officer. Ofc. Holschwander was hired by the Bethlehem Police Department in 2007. He was previously assigned to the Police Department’s Patrol Division on a patrol platoon. Aside from previously being a Field Rider with the Mounted Unit since 2010, Ofc. Holschwander currently serves on the Lehigh County Gang Task Force and is patrol rifle certified . He will be partnered with Raven. When you see Ofc. Holschwander on the patrol or at an event extend him congratulations on his new assignment.
Ofc. Holschwander and Raven prior to patrol
Ofc. Holschwander and Raven patrol near Liberty High School at dismissal
Ofc. Holschwander and George during Blueberry Festival 2014
Musikfest has come and gone this summer and the Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol Unit would once again like to send a heartfelt “thank you” to Moravian College for providing a quiet place for our colleagues from the Lancaster City Mounted Unit to stay. The Lancaster City Mounted Unit, along with the Pennsylvania State Police Tactical Mounted Unit, assists the Bethlehem Police Mounted Unit, and the men and women of the Bethlehem Police Department, during Musikfest by providing high visibility, horse mounted patrol throughout the festival. Moravian’s continuing support in housing the Lancaster Officers during their stay in Bethlehem is greatly appreciated.
-Moravian Alumnus, Officer Buskirk
On March 19th the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit had the pleasure of delivering a meal during the Meals on Wheels Northampton County Community of Champions event. While Raven, George, and Pharaoh don’t have wheels, they were more than happy to lend a helping hoof!
Click here for additional photos and a video from the Morning Call.
From left in the front row: Chief Mark DiLuzio, Jamie Rezeszowski, JoAnn Nenow (Executive Director), Andrienne Nenow, Cindy Hay, and Janet Soos. From left in back row: Officer Tim Brooks and Raven, Officer Jon Buskirk and Pharaoh, and Officer Mike Leaser and George.
Whether you’re Irish, Scottish, Welsh, or pretend to be on St. Patty’s Day…stop by downtown Bethlehem on Saturday, March 15th, and enjoy the 4th annual “Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks” along with other St. Patty’s Day activities. McRaven, O’Pharaoh, and MacGeorge will see you there!
Click here for additional parade details including route, starting time, and related activities.
Aside from being voted the Best Bethlehem Restaurant 15 years in a row, the Apollo Grill has long been known for their generosity in giving to local charities. The great folks at the Apollo have graciously offered to help out our horses. The Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police, along with the Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol Unit, are proud to announce that on Tuesday, February 18th, proceeds from a specialty drink and dessert event are going to be donated to help cover the care and maintenance of Raven, Pharaoh, and George. A special “thanks” goes out to the sponsor of the evening, Rij, Cort, Lannon, & Associates at Merrill Lynch. Click the flyer below go to the Apollo Grill website for additional information, directions, and the phone number for reservations. Hope to see you there!
HOLIDAY PUP PORTRAITS WITH SANTA SATURDAY DEC. 7TH, 11AM – 2PM
Mark your calendar, Santa Clause is coming to Chaar!
Get a memorable portrait of your dog with Santa and help support the Bethlehem Mounted Police.
When: Saturday, December 7th, 11am – 2pm
Cost: Cash donation to the Bethlehem Mounted Police collected at time of portrait.
No registration necessary. All dogs must be on leashes. Portraits will be delivered by email.
Your donation helps support the care and maintenance of the Bethlehem Mounted Police horses; Pharaoh, George and Raven.
From all our families to yours, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! Remember wear those seat belts when traveling to and from your destination. If you see a police vehicle or officer on the side of the roadway on a motor vehicle stop, please move over and provide at least one full lane of travel between your car and the police officer. It is a law in Pennsylvania and helps the officer get home safely at the end of his or her shift.
Also, if you are starting your holiday shopping and want to avoid the lines and hassle of going out to make your purchases, why not stop by the Bethlehem Police Mounted Unit’s online store, www.cafepress.com/bethlehemmountedpolice. We have a full lineup of fun clothing and merchandise. All the proceeds of the sales from the online store go to the care of Raven, Pharaoh, and George.
Thanks for the support and Happy Thanksgiving!
The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit