Mounted Horse Patrol

Description of Mounted Patrol

The Sherburne County Sheriff's Office Mounted Patrol, made up entirely of volunteers, is often most visible to county residents while participating in parades and duties at the Sherburne County Fair. Mounted Patrol members and their horses undergo a rigorous certification process, including a certification course, and training annually.


Patrolling on horseback allows for an advantageous perspective, which is increasingly valuable when assisting with search and rescue operations and other instances involving large crowds.


Members of the unit each provide their own horse and trailer and agree to be available as needed.

Horses Lined Up at Palmer Days
Palmer Days Celebration Parade With Horses and Flags

Caption: The Mounted Patrol participates in an assortment of parades within Sherburne County. Here at a past Palmer Days Parade, volunteers were able to promote the unit along with providing various opportunities for visitors and participants to meet them and their partners.

Man Leading Horse Through Tires
Horse and Rider Walking Through Balloon Arch

Caption: Members of the Mounted Patrol use various obstacles to desensitize their horses to different environmental factors they may encounter while volunteering for the Sheriff’s Office.

Join the Mounted Patrol

To apply for a volunteer Mounted Patrol position, fill out a Mounted Patrol application, and email it to, or mail it to our office:

Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office
Attn: William Jones
13880 Business Center Drive NW
Suite 100
Elk River, MN 55330