Dover Police Mounted Patrol

Master Gardeners are afforded the opportunity to work on a wide variety of county projects with our residents. On this project, two of our residents were handsome, really big, and four-legged.

The Dover Police Mounted Patrol is a partnership between Officer Caproni and Rasa a black Percheron weighing 1600 pounds and standing 16.3 hands tall and Officer Murch and CJ a Belgian standing 17.2 hands tall and weighing in at 1,800 pounds.

They patrol our neighborhoods, backup other police needs, work crowd control, reach out to our residents, and are wonderful goodwill ambassadors for our town. They are one of only three mounted patrols in the state of New Hampshire.

Currently, the Dover Police Mounted Patrol does not receive tax funding and relies on our community for funds and volunteers.

We had a good time working on a couple of planters for their entry gates.

They provided the perfect containers which were stock tanks that were leaking but worked well for planters that need good drainage.

Two Strafford County Master Gardeners provided the gardening power to fill the containers with a nice loam and compost mix and plantings that included perennials and red, white and blue  petunias. All plants were labeled for visitors’ education.

Community projects come in all shapes and sizes. This was a small project for a couple of big customers.

Submitted by:  Judy V., MG since 2007

Second and Third photo credit goes to Friends of Dover Police Mounted Patrol.



Strafford County Master Gardeners Association, part of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, is fifty+ gardeners strong, educating through gardening in Strafford County New Hampshire.
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3 Responses to Dover Police Mounted Patrol

  1. Laurie Graves says:

    Beautiful horses!

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  2. Oddment says:

    Didn’t you have a blog post about the planter project some time ago? Like when it was first proposed? It’s fun to see how it turned out! And what a great project for gardeners!

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