Strengthening Community
Through Service, Care & Healing

Welcome to the first community center in the nation to combine Mounted Patrol “horses” with community engagement programs.

MKE Urban Stables is an innovative private-public partnership designed to not only be the new home for MPD’s Mounted Patrol, but to also act as a unique resource for strengthening relations between our police and community.

About MKE Urban Stables

  • A permanent home allows the mounted patrol capacity to double in size.
  • Located in Bayview on property purchased by MKE Urban Stables.
  • Publicly-accessible year-round.

Community Engagement

Here to build trust and relationships

  • Interactive learning program for elementary and intermediate school students taught by MPD officers with class teachers.
  • Program development is underway with MPS and community organizations serving at-risk youth.
  • Publicly-accessible facility designed to bring officers and citizens together in a positive environment.
  • Community engagement programs coordinated by the Stables and MPD.
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Milwaukee Police Department Mounted Patrol

Equine-Assisted Therapy

Equine-Assisted Learning

Participants work with professional instructors and volunteers to develop life skills through interactions with horses.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Participants work with mental health professionals and volunteers on psychotherapy goals.

Therapeutic horseback riding

Participants work with a team of volunteers and a certified riding instructor.

There are more than 850 programs nationwide, but currently there are none in Milwaukee County.

We have a partnership with Zablocki VA Hospital to provide therapy to veterans.

We have a partnership with Hamilton High School to provide therapy for their special needs student population.

One of our initial focuses will be on therapy for community members suffering from trauma.

Opportunities for Volunteer Engagement

We expect to engage over 300 community volunteers each year through hands-on, meaningful opportunities to assist with therapy and community engagement programs.

Learn How You Can Help

Fundraising Status

Help us achieve our goal!

Download the donation form and mail it back to:
Wisconsin Preservation Fund, Inc.
c/o Bruce Block
1000 N. Water Street, Suite 1700
Milwaukee, WI. 53202-0900

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