Mounted Police Units Across the World

Mounted police units are on display across the world, but probably the most famous are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RCMP is Canada's national police force and is recognized worldwide. It was formed in 1920 with the merger of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the Dominion Police, both of which were established in the late 1800s.

Historical reference to mounted police can be traced back to as early as 1629 to the Articles of War established by King Charles. In the 19th century, the British model was introduced to the United States and during this time, mounted police forces were utilized in India, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific colonies. The mounte