Mounted Police Officer: Andrea Foor
Began Law Enforcement: August 2003
Officer Foor began her career in Law Enforcement with the intentions of getting into crime scene investigation. She worked as a patrol officer for two years before the Mounted Patrol position became available. She has worked with horses since she was a young girl and thought this would be the opportunity of a lifetime!
Officer Foor applied for the position in September of 2005, and went through the application process. To be eligible for the position you had to be the rank of First Class Officer, have horse maintenance and riding experience, and have good public relation skills. After a written test, a riding test and an oral board, Officer Foor was chosen for the position.
In her first week on the job, she was sent to Aiken S.C. for a week’s worth of the Carolinas Mounted Patrol Association’s Fall Certification. Officer Foor rode NCSU’s “Eli” and certified on the basic and advanced course. After returning to campus, she learned her job quickly as a mounted patrol officer by interacting with the public, training with other agencies and serving as a good will ambassador of the police department. She was partnered with NCSU’s Eli and has worked with him since.
Officer Foor is a member of the Carolinas Mounted Patrol Association and has certified on the basic and advanced course for the past three years. She has worked many events including career days, football games, safety days, officer memorials, parades, a wedding, and Special Olympics. Officer Foor works closely with surrounding agencies’ Mounted Units for training and Mutual Aid. Officer Foor loves her job, her four-legged partners, and the community in which she serves. She strives to make the campus a safer place to live, learn, and work by police presence and crime prevention tips.
Officer Foor has trading cards of the horses, so stop on by and say “Hello!”