Mounted Sergeant

Job Family Operational Support
Job Sub Family Specialists Operations
Code OPS-SPOP-TL-Mounted Sergeant v1.1

Role Purpose

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

Key Accountabilities

  • Supervise the mounted team duties on a daily basis to ensure effective performance and results.
  • Provide daily team briefings on intelligence and information and team roles and responsibilities for the day’s duty to support the achievement of safe and successful patrols, events and/or tasking.
  • Plan the mounted resources for events to support the achievements of operational objectives.
  • Monitor and assess the performance and professional development of the team to ensure operational competency and team resilience.
  • Support the welfare and wellbeing of officers by providing a timely response to any issues to enable a motivated and healthy workforce.


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 the Mounted Public Order Commanders course.


  • Strong communication skills with the ability to set out logical arguments clearly, adapting language, form and message to meet the needs of different people/audiences.
  • 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 review and assess own, individual and team performance against expected standards, providing objective and effective feedback and ensuring corrective actions are taken where necessary.
  • Able to coach and mentor colleagues to enable appropriate career and professional development.
  • Able to plan ahead and allocate work appropriately within the team.
  • Able to identify key stakeholders, understand potential roles and to take appropriate steps to understand their needs and concerns and develop excellent working relationships.
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to identify cause and effect and develop a course of action, drawing on evidence base, designed to target root causes, mitigate risks and manage impacts.
  • Able to critically question and identify potential opportunities to enhance efficiency and/or effectiveness across own team.
  • Able to identify, analyse, and manage risk to inform balanced, proportionate evidence-based decisions.
  • Able to manage the introduction of new processes or ways of working at team level.
  • Skilled in using specialised software related to own area of work to extract, analyse, plan and report on data.
  • Able to develop and maintain professional resilience and wellbeing in oneself and others in dealing with complex and challenging situations.

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, Standard Equitation Course (SEC), fitness tests, personal safety training, first aid, and protecting information.
  • Maintain a working knowledge and understanding of Public Order command.

Professional Registration/Licenses

Not Applicable.

Links to other Profiles


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