The Wayne County Sheriff’s Mounted Unit was established in 1978 in an effort to increase patrol presence along Edward Hines Parkway.
Edward Hines Parkway is one of the largest urban parks in the country. It stretches more than 23 miles through five different communities. Park rules and regulations are enforced by parks/mounted deputies on horseback and in patrol cars.
The Mounted Unit and deputies in patrol cars also patrol other Wayne County Parks most commonly known as Center Parks, which include: Bell Creek and Lola Valley in Redford Township, Koppernick Park in Canton, Venoy Dorsey Park in the City of Wayne and Inkster and Colonel Parks in the City of Inkster. In addition to patrolling the Center Parks, the Mounted Unit and deputies patrol Elizabeth Park located in the City of Trenton.