Mounted Unit deputies and horses are certified by the National Mounted Training Group and Municipal Police Training Council. The unit provides a visible police presence at parades, fairs, carnivals, and public gatherings. The unit is trained and certified to assist with traffic control, search and rescue, and civil disturbances. With each Mounted Unit Deputy providing his or her own mount and equipment, the residents of Livingston County are provided an effective and proactive police presence and response at virtually no cost.
The Mounted Unit participates in parades, the Hemlock and Caledonia fairs, and the Dansville Festival of Balloons. The unit hosts a "Spring Tune-Up" and International Mounted Patrol Competition at the Hemlock Fairgrounds each year, drawing participants from many agencies throughout Western and Central New York State.