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Friends of the Mounted Patrol are a 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to keeping our Police Horses in Portland. We are actively raising money to meet our agreement with the City of Portland to keep funding the Mounted Patrol. The Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit patrols primarily the downtown area, combating street crime. In addition, the MPU has the ability to trailer to other parts of the city to be used for special events, crowd control and park problems. The officers assigned to the MPU perform standard police functions: make arrests, conduct investigations, issue citations and handle routine calls. The activity level of the unit is high due to the fact that they are able to patrol problem areas in a slower, more thorough manner. The mounted officer is an effective method of crime prevention especially in the downtown area due to the high visibility factor and quick response capability in congested areas.