Today marks the official beginning of Musikfest. The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit would like to remind everyone that we are in, around, and outside of the Festival grounds to keep everyone safe. A few quick reminders…
1) Please enjoy yourself in moderation. No matter how sober you think you are after “two adult beverages,” we observe people walking day in and day out and can tell when you’ve had too much. Plus, the light up mugs are a beacon in the night.
2) Manure happens. You might come near it or even in contact with it. It is safe. Mounted officers notify clean up crews as soon as they safely can after their four legged partners relieve themselves. When we travel through the Main St. corridor we usually use the motor vehicle “chute” which is restricted to pedestrian traffic. Our horses often “go” inside there. To avoid the majority of the manure, simply follow the rule and walk outside of the “chute.” A good rule of thumb in general is pay attention to your surroundings for your safety. This should include watching where you walk.
3) Please ask before petting any police horse on site. This goes for our peers from the PA State Police Tactical Mounted Unit and the Lancaster City Police Mounted Unit. Make sure the Mounted Officer acknowledges your request and follow any directions he or she may give.
4) We can’t begin to thank all of your friends, fans, and family enough. However, please don’t take it personally if we fail to recognize your attempts to hail us while we are working. Mounted Officers are often observing the crowd or attempting to spot trouble before it happens. We appreciate all the support but may miss you.
5)For further info on avoiding potential legal troubles while festing…check out the Bethlehem Police Department, Bethlehem, PA blog for additional advise.
Have a safe Musikfest! We’ll see you there.
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!
It’s official! The Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit’s Adopt-A-Horse program has once again successfully sponsored Raven, Pharaoh, and George for 2015. The Officers, the horses, and the Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police would like to thank our Adopt-A-Horse sponsors for this year! Raven will again be sponsored by the Jefferson Democratic Club (2nd year), George will again be sponsored Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen (3rd year), and Pharaoh will again be sponsored by Just Born (4th year).
Interested in a future horse sponsorship or supporting the Mounted Patrol Unit through additional sponsorship opportunities? Contact the Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol Unit at friendsoftheBMP@gmail.com . We are developing a list of folks who are interested in helping, including any future replacement horses that will allow for the opportunity to name the new horse.
In case you missed the Mounted Unit segment on The Peak TV, click the play button on the video player below to view the whole segment.
Season 6 Episode 4 – Bethlehem Mounted Police from The PEAK TV on Vimeo.
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.
Musselman Jewelers has announced it’s Valentine’s Extravaganza will benefit the Mounted Patrol Unit! On February 7th, 2015 from 1 until 5pm, Musselman will celebrate their 85th Anniversary. Proceeds from the event will go to the care of Raven, Pharaoh, and George, who will all be making an appearance. Stop by and support Bethlehem’s Oldest Jeweler and our police horses! Don’t forget to enter to win a romantic Bethlehem getaway. Hope to see you there. To visit the Musselman Jewelers’ website, click on the flyer below.
Mounted Unit Online Store
‘Tis the season for online shopping! Are you from out of town and want to show your support the Mounted Patrol Unit? Are you looking for an online shopping solution? As some of you might know, we a solution. Stop by the Unit’s Cafepress store by clicking on the pint glasses below. While we receive less proceeds from these sales than if you buy merchandise directly from us, our online store offers a wider selection of items and helps you help us by showing off your support. Cafepress also offers a satisfaction guarantee on all items. Thanks for your support and Happy Holidays!
To visit the store either click on the link or the pint glasses below.