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The Zimbabwe Republic Police Mounted Unit plays a critical role by conducting crime prevention patrols especially in remote and rough terrains where motor vehicles cannot maneouver their way. In urban centres, horses are also used in crowd control situations and ceremonial duties. Horses provide that added advantage of height and visibility to allow police riders to observe a wider area and this helps to deter crime.
Roles of Mounted Unit
- Mounted Patrols in crime prone areas.
- Mounted escorts during state occasions e.g Opening of Parliament
- Entertainment displays during Commissioner General of Police's Funfair, Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, Agricultural Shows
- Public order management e.g. sports activities.
- Suppress all forms of social disorder and commotion and maintain public confidence.