New Taipei City mounted police force gets fresh recruits
The China Post news staffTAIPEI, Taiwan -- New Taipei City's mounted police unit has expanded its force to 49 members, whose major work is to patrol major tourist spots during holidays.
March 10, 2013, 12:13 am TWN
Ten new recruits have recently completed their three-month training and will soon be put on formal duty, the city's police force said.
They received intensive horseback riding training for three sessions daily for three days every week during the three months, the police said.
Tseng Yu-ning, one of the only two women officers among the 10 new recruits, said it was exciting to get on the horse for the first time, but the intensive training that followed was tedious an painful. But she said she is gratified now that she has passed the training.
Now the mounted police unit has 38 male and 11 female officers. They mostly patrol the Tamsui-Bali area, the “Ceramic Street” at Yingge and a special downtown district in Banqiao during holidays.