BIG OUTREACH, ONE STEP AT A TIME
The non-profit organization is operated to promote the training and development of individuals interested in careers as Law Enforcement Professionals. The non-profit organization supports, funds and promotes educational programs and provides assistance and opportunities to help interested students/candidates in their education and career development.
Feet on the Street was founded in 2009 to find private dollars to bring back the mounted patrol of the Toledo Police Department. The Toledo Police Department eliminated the mounted patrol unit in 2009 due to the declining economy and high operating costs. Other metropolitan cities experienced the same outcome. Please refer to this Wall Street Journal article from July 27, 2009 on the Toledo Police Mounted Patrol Unit.
It has been shown in other cities that support from the public for mounted patrol units runs deep. Please reference the following websites: