Media and Press Information

About the Mounted Horse Patrol Association

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Horse Patrol Association, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the continued funding and success of the Indianapolis Mounted Patrol Unit. The Horse Patrol Association is led by a 15-member board of directors. The HPA helps raise money to fund healthcare, food, shelter, equipment, and training for both officers and horses.

Horses purchased by the Horse Patrol Association are donated for exclusive use by the IMPD Mounted Patrol for the duration of the horse’s career and health. Whereas other police equipment, like squad cars, are auctioned at the end of their useful life, this arrangement protects horses from public property auctions. We ensure horses are retired to proper pastures and other uses, like therapeutic riding organizations for kids and teens around central Indiana.

The mission of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Horse Patrol Association is to provide financial support and public awareness for the IMPD Mounted Horse Patrol. The HPA supports the Unit through the purchase of horses, shared medical expenses for the horses, grooming supplies, tack and other related horse equipment, officer training and related expenses, specialty uniforms for officers, travel and related expenses, and construction and maintenance of a new facility for the Unit.

Photos and media

The Horse Patrol Association has made various photos, logos, and media available at this Dropbox link. Folders are marked with credits to the photographer, if any.

About Chris Golightly, Executive Director

Chris Golightly is the first Executive Director of the IMPD Mounted Horse Patrol Association. He was appointed in January 2018 and prior to his position as Executive Director served on the board since November 2015. Chris worked for the US Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Inspector General for 28 years prior to working with the HPA. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Lynn, and together they raise and care for horses.

See the members of the Mounted Horse Patrol Association Board

For statements and information from the officers of the Mounted Patrol, contact IMPD or Mounted Patrol Sgt. Allan Whitesell.