HRP announces retirement of police horse "Sarge" and welcomes newest Mounted Unit member


Today, Halifax Regional Police announced the upcoming retirement of its Mounted Unit member, police horse Sarge, after 13 years of service. Eighteen-year-old Sarge started with the HRP Mounted Unit in 2006 and has made many contributions to the HRM community.

Concurrently, we are pleased to announce that the newest four-legged member of the HRP family will be visible on HRM streets as a police horse in training. The retirement and swearing-in ceremonies respectively for the two police horses will be held at a later date.

“We thank Sarge for his 13 years of service and for becoming an iconic presence within our community,” said Halifax Regional Police Chief Jean-Michel Blais. “We are pleased to welcome the newest member of the Mounted Unit, and look forward to his contributions to safety as well as to becoming a future ambassador for our service.”

A picture of the three Mounted United horses: Sarge, Val and the newest 4-legged member

The three horses, appearing in order of seniority w. Sarge leading the pack.