BeBe joined the Police Department in June of 2007. He took the place of retired police mount, “Action Jackson.” So, he had some big shoes to fill!
A family out of Rougemont, N.C, donated BeBe to the NCSU Police Department. He had lived with his trainer for about a year and was being used as a trail horse. BeBe’s owner decided to donate BeBe after meeting the Mounted Officers, learning our job, and being assured he would have the best care possible. Eli and BeBe are actually out of the same bloodline, from Impressive Stallion.
Since then, BeBe has been underway to learn his new job and the demands that go with it. He gets along great with his four-legged partner, Eli. BeBe has done very well with training, the community, football games, and other special events! In Oct. 2007, he participated in the Carolinas Mounted Patrol Association’s Fall Certification. Although it was a busy week for him, he passed both the basic and advanced courses!
When BeBe is not working he enjoys rolling in the dirt, playing in his water trough, and hanging out with his buddy, Eli. He is a bit pickier when it comes to treats. Right now, I have found that he loves apples and peppermints!
Eli was the second horse to join the NCSU Mounted Unit in 2005. Previously, he was owned by a family in Cary and worked as a hunter jumper.
Eli had other plans with his career, probably dreams of becoming a police horse! So, his family listed him for sale on Dreamhorse.com, which is where Officer Foor found him. Officer Foor contacted his family and went to their barn to meet Eli”. After running Eli through some sensory tests we decided he would be a good candidate for the job! The family then decided to donate Eli to the NCSU Police Department.
Eli joined the unit in September of 2005. After joining the unit, he went to Aiken S.C. in October 2005 for a week’s worth of mounted police training, with the Carolinas Mounted Patrol Association. There he certified on a basic and advanced course! After he returned, he was then partnered with Officer Foor, who has been working with him since. He again certified basic and advanced in October 2006 and October 2007.
He has attended training events with Raleigh, Wilson, Garner, Fayetteville, and Sumter S.C. Mounted Units. He has worked many special events including football games, officer memorials, S.C. police horse memorial, a wedding, F.O.P. dedication, community relation events, recruiting, parades, career days, and assisting with missing persons search and rescue.
He patrols Main campus and Centennial campus Tuesday thru Friday. He assists with traffic details, patrol support, crime prevention, police presence, and community relations. On his days off, he enjoys playing in the pasture with his partner, BeBe. He enjoys treats such as apples, Diet Coke, oatmeal pies, and Starbursts. If you’d like to come say “hello,” you’re welcome to do so. Eli also has trading cards available; just send us an email with your request for one!