The Sheriff's Department Mounted Enforcement Detail (MED) currently consists of full time Deputy Sheriffs, and some Sheriff's Reserves. Personnel purchase their own equestrian mounts (horses) which they use for the detail. Full time Deputies train and deploy primarily in addition to their regular work week and separate from their units of assignment.
The mission of the Mounted Enforcement Detail is to provide the Department with a well-trained equestrian unit capable of being utilized in a variety of situations including, but not limited to:
Crime suppression/Directed Patrol
"Riderless Horse" at some Deputy funerals
Wildfire Equine and Livestock Evacuation