Police horses an arresting sight in Midland

Constables Tenille Rossi (left) on Ralph and Sarah Price with Matilda.
Constables Tenille Rossi (left) on Ralph and Sarah Price with Matilda.

POLICE horses Ralph and Matilda captured the attention of passers-by when they patrolled the streets of Midland.

“Mounted police in WA have been around a long time; in fact, the unit is the longest continuously serving police section in WA Police,” a police spokeswoman said.

“We have been providing mounted patrols since its inception over 140 year ago.”

The police spokeswoman said mounted police gathered vital intelligence from the public and were able to patrol areas not accessible to vehicles.

“They are very good at engaging with the public, even those who traditionally avoid the police,” the spokeswoman said.