The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol is a small group of volunteer reserve deputies who work with their own horses at a variety of events throughout the county. The Mounted Patrol is called into service for parades such as the National Western Stock Show parade and the Conifer holiday parade. The group also helps law enforcement at special events, such as dignitary visits, outdoor celebrations, and other community events.
Officers and their horses undergo rigorous training to join the unit. Horse candidates are evaluated on horsemanship, riding skills, obstacle training, and sensory training. Mounted Patrol teams are trained in formation riding, tactical formations, arrest control, and defensive tactics for crowd control purposes.