US Park Police or Park Police of America is one of the first law enforcement apparatus in America. Formed in 1791 by George Washington, this unit is in charge of overseeing all parks or land belonging to the federal government. But now only a few officers are still carrying out their duties on horseback, as mandated by the first American president, George Washington.
The graduation day of the American Park Police officers took place after ten weeks of horseback riding. But as with other inauguration ceremonies, the graduation begins with hours of classroom lessons. One of his curriculum was to become familiar with the four-legged partners.
One of the Park Police Officers – Fallon Higgins – said, "These ten weeks are very much a task I do. Clean the cages and horses, learn new things and work together in a team. It is very useful and educational. "
Officer Fallon Higgins graduated with the highest grade in class for classroom lessons, inspection and horseback riding; accompanied by the praise of his commander, Lieutenant Denise Maradiaga.
"The competition is very tight and the difference in numbers they earn is very small, but Fallon really deserves that high rating. I am very proud of him, "he praised.
Before the graduation ceremony, the horses – generally retired and a donation from the racetrack – were ridden for several rounds.
This preparation was performed before they performed some police tactics from the equestrian police unit, a skill that they train for months.
In the real world, these officers and horses are assigned to control the times, but on this occasion they must demonstrate these skills in the presence of the Minister of Home Affairs Ryan Zinke
"Need special skills for horseback riding, having to go through training and participate in the assignment of the equestrian police unit, they are an important element of our law enforcement," said Ryan Zinke.
The Park Police graduates are also an exclusive member of a police school alumni club because this special graduation ceremony takes place only two years. [em/jm]