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Mounted Unit

Murney on Patrol Fund

The Mounted Unit, operated by Kingston Police, has been a popular sight downtown since 1998 when the "Downtown Kingston! BIA (Business Improvement Area)" approached then Police Chief Bill Closs.

Murney is the current horse that patrols the city with rider Constable Sarah Groenewegen. Seen by many as a “valued and unique member of the Kingston Police Service and the community,” Murney is depended upon to perform highly visible proactive policing and enhance the important police complement on city streets.

But continuing this unique Kingston tradition costs money. $75,000 in funding is needed to ensure Murney can continue to patrol in downtown Kingston over the next two years. A group of community partners has launched a campaign aimed at ensuring this beloved tradition in Kingston continues well into the future.

Donations can be made to the City of Kingston - Murney on Patrol fund by:

  • Online donation: Visit and donate securely through CanadaHelps or by filling in the form below. You will receive a tax receipt by email within minutes of making your donation.
  • E-transfer donation: Send an e-transfer to KPHorse@CityofKingston.ca. Please ensure to include your name, mailing address and email in the message field if you would like a tax receipt for income tax purposes.
  • Telephone donation with credit card: City Payment Centre staff are available by phone at 613-546-4291 x1240 to accept your donation. Please provide your name and mailing address if you require a tax receipt for income tax purposes.
  • Due to COVID-19 protocols and to minimize in-person contact, online, e-transfer and telephone donations are strongly encouraged, however, if an in-person donation is required, you can visit the City Hall Payment Centre or any local branch of the TD Bank to make your donation. Please provide your name and mailing address if you require a tax receipt for income tax purposes. Please note that access to these facilities will be subject to ongoing pandemic protocols.

  

“We would like to thank our community for supporting and finding a collaborative way in order to keep Murney on Patrol” says Inspector Matt Funnell, Kingston Police Operational Support. “While we recognize the financial constraints we are facing, we also see the opportunities and benefits of having Murney not only as a method of deploying our officers in a densely populated urban landscape but also a means of engaging our community as well as having positive interactions with some of our most vulnerable population.”

 

 Inspector Matt Funnel Kingston Police Operational Support

 

Special Announcement: Cst. Sarah Groenewegen and Murney have been nominated for a 2021 Police Hero Award for being On-Duty Difference Makers in the Kingston community - congrats Cst. Groenewegen & Murney!