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Mounted patrol putting the 'Neigh' in neighborhood watch

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

We’re used to seeing security officers in large parking lots at malls, event centers, or arenas. But don’t be surprised if you see a mounted horse patrol.

The SCOPE Mounted Patrol is a group of volunteers and their horses. For more than a decade, the group has patrolled trails and national parks, but has recently started riding up and down the aisles of the Spokane Valley Mall.

They look for suspicious activity and report it to mall security.

“We go up and down the aisles, we look for suspicious behavior,” said rider Rhonda Blackwell. “We have an advantage on the horses because we can see over the tops of the cars.”

The group also looks for cars that have valuable in plain site, report it to the mall, and hopefully stop a break-in before it happens.

The group is always looking for more volunteers. You can learn more information about the unit HERE.

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