SAVAGE, Md. (AP) - Howard County police are getting some equine assistance this Memorial Day weekend.
The department has established a new volunteer mounted patrol unit. Twelve people will conduct patrols while riding their own horses. The unit starts work this weekend in the Savage area.
The mounted volunteers won't have any police powers, but police say they will report any suspicious activity and deter crime.
Police are also planning targeted traffic and seatbelt enforcement over the weekend on major roadways in the county.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
WTOP takes an all-electric motorcycle for a test drive. (Video)
Clothes have a starring role at the Cannes Film Festival. (Photos)
This cutie needs a new home. She's WTOP's Pet of the Week.
What will you be doing when you're 81? Probably not this.