- Associated Press - Monday, May 30, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland State University with help from Cleveland has begun patrolling its campus with officers on horseback.

Cleveland.com reports (https://bit.ly/22qBbfF ) that the city offered Cleveland State police department a horse if it allowed one of its officers to be trained. Cleveland State officer Toni Jones trained for six months with an officer from the Cleveland police mounted unit. She and Cleveland officer Mike Herrin have recently begun riding together on the school’s campus and on downtown streets.

Cleveland State Police Chief Gary Lewis says horse patrols are good for community relations and for enforcing laws.

Cleveland police Traffic Commissioner James Muhic (myoo-‘IK) says people find the police horses “disarming” and allows for interactions with officers that might not have occurred otherwise.

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