Worcester Police Horses Used for Mental Health
By Bob Dumas
June 15, 2021
WORCESTER, Mass. — It’s not surprising to see Worcester Police patrolling Polar Park on a game night for the Worcester Red Sox, but the Mounted Unit actually has a mission beyond crowd control.
“The city, the police department wanted to start to bridge a gap between the youth in the city,” explained Sergeant William Pero.
But this new approach is more than just bringing the horses out in public as ambassadors of goodwill.