The mission of the Polk County Sheriff's Mounted Posse is to do search and rescue, or recovery of persons and/or evidence. Mounted Posse volunteer members also assist the Sheriff's Office in maintaining order and security in the community. Posse members are also responsible for promoting community relations, such as working at county or city functions. Members are available to speak to school groups and civic organizations.
What was a vision of a few in 1997 became a reality in 1998, with membership opening for volunteers in January 1999. This all-volunteer organization receives no direct pay for their time, and cover all of their own horse, equipment, and traveling expenses. Our group consists of both mounted and ground support members.
For more information please contact PCSMP Captain Liz Ystenes at 218-289-3745, or contact the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 218-281-0431.