Law Enforcement Support, Community Enhancement, &
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse is an organization of volunteers who provide support to Pierce County and the State of Washington through example, camaraderie and good will; and who represent the Sheriff in providing community service, with the primary emphasis on the use of horses.
The Sheriff's Posse is best known for its high profile in parades and rodeos, but the Posse also provides community support through various events and fundraisers. The Posse may also assist in the community at many functions such as horse security patrol at local rodeos and fairs and other events, and providing eyes and ears for the Sheriff's Department during the summer months in the County Parks and bike trails.
Posse members are uniformed representatives of the Sheriff, but are not Law Enforcement personnel and do not enforce laws. The Posse has male and female members and is always interested in recruiting new members that are willing to be active within the group. The Mounted Posse continues the grand tradition of the old west by providing volunteer services to the Sheriff and the community.
While the Sheriff's Department does provide some support to the Posse, most Posse expenses are covered by members, donations and fund-raising events.
The Pierce County Sheriff's Posse is a 501C-3 non-profit organization and donations are tax deductible.