The Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police is an IRS recognized, 501(c)(3) Not-for-profit corporation that is charged with supporting Bethlehem’s Mounted Patrol Unit. A Board of Directors oversees the disbursement of donations to the Unit received through various funding programs and events as well as helping to increase the Unit’s visibility and presence in the Community.


In 2010, one year after the resurrection of the Bethlehem Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit, the municipal budget amount supporting the Unit’s operational costs began to be trimmed. While it was always a goal to have public support help sustain the Unit, it was realized that establishing a permanent corporation to facilitate and seek donations and sponsorship would be necessary. After gaining the blessing of the then Chief of Police and Mayor, Officers assigned to the Unit began the initial steps to establish the Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police. Through hard work and assistance from the Brennan Law Offices, the corporation received IRS recognition in 2013.  Shortly after,  a Board of Directors was seated and began to forward it’s mission of supporting the Unit.

Contact Information

Donations can be sent to:

Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police
P.O. Box 1314
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Your check can be made out to Friends of the Bethlehem Mounted Police. Also, you can send your donation via PayPal by using the “donate” button on the home page.

For additional information or inquiries on programs, donations, or sponsorship contact us at friendsoftheBMP@gmail.com or the Mounted Patrol Unit at mountedpatrol@bethlehem-pa.gov. If phone contact is preferred, the Unit and members of the Board may be contacted at (484)893-0801.

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