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- n. A unit of the civil police who are specifically trained to serve duty on horseback. Their duties can be ceremonial, or often for crowd control, and to police areas of difficult access or wilderness areas.
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This was the ruling of the Gold Commissioner at Dawson, and Captain Consadine had sent up a squad of mounted police to enforce it.
A bunch of Captain Constantine's mounted police had been ordered on duty that fair play might rule.
Ramorino's house, the crowd increased like an avalanche till it was dispersed by several charges of the mounted police who had stationed themselves at the Pont Neuf.
The Dukhobors have tried to exterminate them, and on one occasion some mounted police carried away a wagon-box full.