If you are interested in joining the Long Beach Mounted Police, the process begins with the application. Members always begin as Associate members. The applicant may choose to become a riding member.
The applicant goes through an extensive process by the Department of Justice and the Long Beach Police Department. Applicants must pass a background investigation (live-scanned or fingerprinted) and provide a passport-type picture. Final approval is by the Long Beach Chief of Police. The process may take several months.
If you are interested in joining, please download the Application and return it to the Long Beach Mounted Police, 1 Southfield Drive, Rolling Hills, Ca. 90274, along with your check for $250.00, which is a one-time fee; yearly membership is $175.00.
Applicants' membership is completed with approval by the Long Beach Police Department.
All applicants come in as an Associate member. One advances to the next level (Founder) after they have an approved horse and saddle and have ridden in parades for one year with the approved horse and saddle.
All applicants are responsible for purchasing their own silver saddle, tapaderos, and accompanying tack, uniforms, hat, gauntlets, gun, and gun belt. Keep in mind these items may be tax-deductible, check with your accountant.
We are an impressive and amazing group who enjoy representing the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Police Department locally, in other states, and occasionally in other countries.