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The Steele County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse and Auxiliary was organized to assist the County Sheriff and the communities they serve by providing additional patrol and mobility in areas of limited access. They represent the Steele County Sheriff’s Department in many of Minnesota’s parades and local celebrations and are called upon to carry out the duties of Special Deputies.

The troopers are all volunteers. They own and care for their horses, purchase and maintain their own equipment, and provide their own transportation to events or requests for assistance.

They have had training in CPR, Rescue First Aid, Use of Force, and Search and Rescue techniques.

This nonprofit organization maintains a sense of civic responsibility, through wagon train rides, trail rides, and other sponsored functions which raise money to assist the Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, Scholarship Funds and countless other charities.

Even in today’s high tech, fast paced society, the Sheriff’s Mounted Posse has demonstrated the uncompromised utility of the horse.