Sheriff's Posse To Patrol Mall
Popular holiday horseback patrol returns to community mall
The Westfield Valencia Town Center has added protection this holiday season.
Deputy Sheriffs and civilian volunteers from the Santa
Clarita Valley Sheriff Station's Reserve and Volunteer Posse have been
riding at the town center during various undisclosed hours since the
holiday shopping season began.
The goals of the deputies, volunteers
and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station are to provide extra
eyes and ears to ensure protection, safety and a sense of well being
for all the center's holiday patrons and merchants.
"Of course you have all the added safety and protection that the
mounted posse provides, but something just seems right about seeing
deputy sheriffs and volunteers on horseback around the shopping center
during the holidays," Said Captain Anthony La Berge of the Santa
Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
"They seem to go hand in hand and
many of the kids out there really enjoy seeing the horses, deputies and
volunteers," LaBerge continued. "Law enforcement started on horseback with the Los Angeles
County Sheriff's Department in the Santa Clarita Valley more than 150
years ago. That tradition continues today with the Santa Clarita
Valley Sheriff Station's mounted posse."