Mounted Inspector

Job Family Operational Support
Job Sub Family Specialists Operations
Code OPS-SPOP-ME-Mounted Inspector v1.1

Role Purpose

Mounted Inspectors provide effective management of the mounted unit through the management of resources to enable the delivery of a responsive and visible police service to incidents, public order and crime.

Key Accountabilities

  • Manage mounted facilities (stables, horses, equipment and vehicles) to ensure the provision of suitable and legally compliant equipment in line with force policy, guidance and operational demands.
  • Attend event and operational planning meetings to identify available resource, and resource requirements to develop effective deployment plans.
  • Tender contracts for vets, feed and forage to enable cost effective service delivery.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with key stakeholders and delivery partners to deliver a smooth and integrated response and service for operations and/or events.
  • Manage budgets for overtime and spend for mounted resources to meet organisational financial objectives.
  • Purchase horses; cognisant of size, temperament, breed, age and health to provide an effective mounted policing service.
  • Arrange training for mounted officers and horses to ensure national competency compliance.
  • Recruit suitable mounted candidates to ensure continuity of staff and enable workforce planning.


All roles are expected to know, understand and act within the ethics and values of the Police Service.

The Competency and Values Framework (CVF) has six competencies that are clustered into three groups. Under each competency are three levels that show what behaviours will look like in practice.

It is suggested that this role should be operating or working towards the following levels of the CVF:

Resolute, compassionate and committed

Inclusive, enabling and visionary leadership

Intelligent, creative and informed policing

Education, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Prior education and experience:

  • Completed Standard Equitation (SEC) Course
  • Completed the Mounted Public Order Commanders course



  • Able to plan to short and medium-term cycles, to coordinate a range of activities appropriately within the function, to match these to available resources, and to identify and mitigate known risks to delivery.
  • Able to develop and motivate a team and create strong engagement of individuals with their personal and team objectives and with Force values, behaviours and strategic priorities.
  • Able to develop and implement an effective stakeholder relationship plan which develops trusts and enables contributions.
  • Able to engage a variety of audiences through a range of media to inform and/or persuade.
  • Skilled in setting, monitoring and enabling high performance against team and individual performance objectives.
  • Able to identify potential applications of new or improved practices related to own area of work to improve ways of working.
  • Able to contribute to resource planning, to manage financial budgets and utilise commercial acumen to make risk-based decisions that deliver effective outcomes within the resources allocated.
  • Able to seek out and identify a range of information to identify patterns, trends and options, to solve multifaceted and complex problems.
  • Skilled in coaching and mentoring to enable appropriate career and professional development.
  • Able to manage the delivery of change initiatives within own team.
  • Able to maintain personal resilience and wellbeing in complex and challenging situations and enable others to develop their own personal resilience and wellbeing.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Maintain an up to date understanding of College of Policing Guidance, best practice and any local policy applicable to the operational police context.
  • Maintain and update key knowledge, understanding and skills relating to criminology, legislation, policy and practice across all functional policing areas of operational policing.
  • Maintain knowledge and understanding of new approaches identified by evidence based policing research and problem solving, test and synthesise these into working practice, championing innovation and changes to practice.
  • Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of new and evolving crime threats and priorities and current best practice to tackle these in order to enable a pro-active and preventative approach.
  • Complete all annual and mandatory training including for example, the Standard Equitation Course (SEC), fitness tests, personal safety training, first aid, and protecting information.

Professional Registration/Licenses

Not Applicable.

Links to other Profiles

  • Mounted Constable
  • Mounted Sergeant
  • Mounted Unit Command
  • NPoCC Mercury Profile – Mounted Police Instructor 351 v2
  • NPoCC Mercury Profile – Mounted Officer – Public Order 53 v1
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