To my delight, I recently caught sight of two police officers on horseback patrolling the alley in back of my house. I see the riders all the time downtown, but it was a great novelty to see them as far north as Salemtown.
When I asked an officer lately if we were going to get more horseback patrols, she told me that the Germantown association has requested them, so maybe so. I hope so. Equestrian cops seem more community-oriented than cops in cruisers, and so to see more horse play in my neighborhood to supplement the regular patrols would be outstanding.
My selfish wish is that Salemtown Neighbors will make a concerted effort to request horseback patrols on a regular basis.