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Donate Blood. Save a life. Honor the memory of one of our biggest fans!

On Wednesday, June 10th from 12-7pm stop by the Bethlehem Township Community Center and donate blood. Your donation will help save lives and will honor the memory of one of the Unit’s biggest fans!

2015 Blood Drive for Allison

Upcoming Peak TV Segment

Peak TV

 

 

 

 

The Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police and the City of Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit are pleased to announce that on the upcoming Peak TV episode this Sunday, March 8th, at 6:30PM there will be a segment on the Mounted Patrol Unit, our officers, and horses. Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez will join Peak TV in-studio to discuss the distinctive police force and the growth of the area. Be sure to tune in to WFMZ, Channel 69 and catch the latest Peak TV episode. Click on The Peak TV logo above to view their website.

Mane ‘n Tail

The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit is proud to exclusively use Mane ‘n Tail grooming products. Mane ‘n Tail is manufactured locally in Bethlehem by Straight Arrow Products, Inc.  Raven, Pharaoh, and George particularly enjoy the Spray-Away Horse Wash for a quick bath after a night full of rolling in the dusty turnout prior to heading out on patrol.

Saddle for Sale!

The Mounted Patrol Unit is currently looking to sell a Dixieland Custom Gaited Saddle. The saddle was purchased in 2009 for our former police horse Hamlet. The saddle is a 16″ black leather, gaited saddle with a wide tree. It is in excellent condition and has been used for a short period of time (3 months) for mounted patrol work and short trail rides and stored in a climate controlled room since then. The purchase price was $1,254 and we are asking $1,000 or best offer. A local buyer is preferred because a signed invoice is required due to purchase funds originating from a Federal grant. If interested please contact us at mountedpatrol@bethlehem-pa.gov .

Benefit at Chaar

May 18th and 19th, our friends at Chaar are holding a 10th anniversary event to benefit our patrol and The Center for Animal Health and Welfare. We’ll be there Friday night.

Registration is open until Wednesday the 16th. We hope to see you there.

Tunes at Twilight

Looking for something to do tonight? Stop by Tunes at Twilight in the Sun Inn Courtyard from 6 until 8 pm to enjoy a free concert featuring Kinetic Blue (with Jordan White). We know of three horses who will be in attendance throughout their downtown patrols this evening. The inclement weather location is the Garden (lower level) of the Main St. Commons. Stop by and say hello to Raven, George, and Pharaoh all while supporting Historic Downtown Bethlehem.  Click on the icon for more information and future concert lineups.

Adopt-A-Horse Update!


UPDATE!

It is with great pleasure and gratitude that the Bethlehem Police Mounted Patrol Unit would like to announce two Adopt-A-Horse sponsors. For 2012, George will be sponsored by DeSales University while Pharaoh will be sponsored by Just Born, Inc. Raven’s Adopt-A-Horse sponsorship is filled. Check back in the future for details. Stop by our community patrons page for additional details.


From left: George, Raven, Pharaoh

PONY UP FOR THE MOUNTED UNIT!

2012 is here! Along with the new year comes the anticipated completion of the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police. A non-profit organization allows us to provide donors and sponsors with a tax-deductible donation center that is overseen by a board of directors. The current budget through the City of Bethlehem for the care of the horses is near $6,000. The Mounted Patrol Unit saw a 50% reduction in the operational funding for the Unit in 2012 along with the total elimination of our training budget. While the Mounties can train their horses for next to no money with the equipment they already have, it is essential that money be raised to help fund the care of the horses. Unless funds are raised to cover the remaining costs the Unit will be funded until the Spring of 2012. At that time, our Unit’s status will be undecided.