See the horses helping protect Indianapolis


Buzz is a Percheron Thoroughbred cross, bred, and broke at Angola State Prison in Louisiana. He was added to the unit in 2006 as a 5 year old. Buzz has participated in several local parades and can often be seen working Downtown and along the Monon Trail.


Cody is a 13 year old Percheron Thoroughbred cross. He was purchased by the IPD Mounted Unit in 2004 from Police Mounts of Camelot and has served as a trustworthy and dependable member of the unit. Cody is considered a Dapple Grey but becomes almost white during the summer months. He has a very playful personality and enjoys the Downtown patrols where he is able to engage the citizens and visitors of Indianapolis. While Cody stands just over 17 hands (a unit of measure equal to 4 inches) tall and weighs nearly 1,600 pounds, he is incredibly gentle with children and persons wanting to pet and/or have their picture taken with him.


Colonel came to the Mounted unit during March of 2012. He was acquired from a farm in Bloomington, Indiana. His pleasant personality and non-fearing demeanor were a perfect fit from the start. He is a Percheron Thoroughbred cross that stands approximately 16.2 hands tall with a weight of 1800 pounds. His strong muscular build is both intimidating and beautiful at the same time. He is a favorite when encountered on the street.


Dusty is a 20 year old, 16.2 hand Percheron quarter cross. Dusty has been with the unit for 10 years, brought here in 2003 from Angola Prison Louisiana. Dusty has worked several events in downtown Indianapolis and has always been a partner I could count on.


Jake is a Percheron/Thoroughbred/Appaloosa cross that stands 17.1 hands tall. He was born at Angola Prison in Louisiana on March 1, 2002. Jake came to the horse patrol in 2004 and we have been partners ever since. Jake always does what is asked of him and has proven himself to be a very reliable police horse.


Born in 2005, Maddie was purchased for the Mounted Patrol in2008 from the Louisiana State Prison in
 Angola. She is a beautiful bay Percheron Dutch Warmblood Cross and is 17 hands tall. Maddie has been through a lot of training, but none more difficult than the training she endured during her 13 weeks in Washington D.C. with the US Park Police. She attended the school with Sgt. Whitesell, where she went on trail rides, patrolled downtown DC, and hours upon hours of work.


Stretch is an eight year old Percheron Thoroughbred draft cross that stands 17 hands tall. He is a dapple grey with a kind personality and nice brown eyes. Stretch and I have been together for approximately 5 years now, with a few years spent apart due to me being deployed. We have attended several schools together and many parades to include the 500 Memorial Day parade and St Patrick’s Day Parades.

IMPD Mounted Patrol

IMPD Mounted Patrol