Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our Officers are the backbone of Friends of the Manchester Mounted Patrol. They patrol the streets and parks of the city, and help bring the community closer to the police department. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
Officer Kelly McKenney
Officer McKenney graduated from UNH in 1998, and pursued various careers in the equine industry, and also at a veterinary hospital before becoming the Animal Control Officer for the town of Merrimack, N.H. In 2004, Officer McKenney was hired by the Manchester Police Department as an Animal Control Officer and a year later was hired as a police officer. In 2005, Officer McKenney graduated from the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Academy with the "Most Physically Fit Officer" award.
Officer McKenney has spent the majority of her career with MPD in Patrol and for two years served as a K9 handler with her loyal partner Monty. She was assigned to the Community Policing Division in 2016, and patrols Elm Street and the downtown area with her equine partner.
Officer McKenney has been riding horses since the age of six, competing in various equestrian competitions throughout the years, making her an accomplished rider.