Patrick Kouri


The training of Organizations, horses and their riders by ensuring knowledge and experience in the evaluation, development and usage of horses in the Law Enforcement environment, with particular emphasis on basic, intermediate and advanced horsemanship in conjunction with a tactical application.


Police Officer - Los Angeles (1972-2007)
Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Platoon – 10 Years.
Metropolitan Division, Mounted Platoon – 12 Years.
50 Years of Experience with horses inclusive of Show, Race and Police Horses.


Police Officer - Los Angeles

Undercover Intelligence Officer – 7 Years (1972-1979)

Patrol Officer – 3 Years (1979-1982)

Metropolitan Division – 25 Years (1982-2007)

Crime Suppression, VIP, and Stake Out Platoons


Mounted Platoon


Police Medal of Valor - Los Angeles
Police Medal
Police Department Human Relations Award
1967: Equestrian Trails Incorporated State Championship
1970: California State Horsemen Association State Championship
50 Law Enforcement related Awards, Commendations and Citations of Recognition.  Variety of Awards and Trophies as the result of Show Arena Competition.


As a SWAT Officer 6 years of countless hi risk entries involving armed, barricaded suspects and the service of warrants in the apprehension of violent felons.  Extensive training and protection details of hi risk VIPs.
SWAT Team Leader – 4 years: As Team Leader planned and provided over sight of aforementioned type details.
As the Mounted Platoon Trainer responsible for:
Selection and preparation of horses for Mounted Police work.
Horse and Officer Trainng.
Supervision of barn staff; Care and Maintanence of animals on the facility.
Author of 200-hour POST certified mounted police equine school - Los Angeles.
The development of a contemporary training program modeled to address and facilitate a newly established and progressive Mission Statement.  The Mission Statement defined an aggressive Patrol / Crime Suppression style, an effective Crowd Control function, and a capability of Search and Rescue in a variety of environments.

Instructional and Training Accomplishments in the Equestrian Community
Los Angeles Sheriff Deparment Mounted Unit
Los Angeles Sheriff Department Posse Unit
Ventura County Sheriff Department
San Bernardino County Sheriff
Orange County Sheriff Department
Larimer County Sheriff Department, Colorado
El Monte Police Department
Utah Highway Patrol
Los Angeles Fire Department, Back Country Arson Patrol
Los Angeles City Park Rangers
Los Angeles County Park Rangers
Israeli Prison Service

Sylmar High School, Sylmar, CA  - Honor Graduate, 1968
Los Angeles Pierce College – 45 Units


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