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NYPD Mounted Unit

On the Job! The NYPD Mounted Unit is an elite unit that officers must apply for. All Mounted Officers have to be police officers first who then pass a test and then go through an interview process. There are 40,000 personnel in the NYPD and only 75 Mounted Officers. The Mounted Unit dates back to 1871 when the first Mounted Officers had served in the Civil War Cavalry. The officers uniforms reflect that tradition..

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