The Fresno County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol Unit was established in March of 1997. The original personnel makeup of the unit consisted of one full time sergeant and four reserve deputies. Much of the unit's early activity was centered on patrolling specific areas including but not limited to Avocado lake and Courthouse Park.


The unit serves a very special function as an ambassador of the Sheriff's Office to the citizens of Fresno County. Unit members and their horses visit schools, public functions and neighborhood meetings to talk about safety and explain how the mounted unit can be a valuable tool in fighting crime.

We invite you to become involved by making a donation.