POLICING will be done differently in Gatton today, as Queensland's Mounted Police units are trotting the streets.

Acting Sergeant Simon Schilton said the Moggil-based officers and their horses visited the Lockyer Valley to boost community engagement.

Queensland Mounted Police in Gatton. PHOTO: ALI KUCHEL
Queensland Mounted Police in Gatton. PHOTO: ALI KUCHEL

"We'll be doing high visibility patrols of the Gatton CBD and visit some of the local schools and make it into a bit of community engagement," Sgt Schilton said.

Queensland Mounted Police on the beat in Gatton. PHOTO: ALI KUCHEL
Queensland Mounted Police on the beat in Gatton. PHOTO: ALI KUCHEL

Sgt Schilton said the team of three in Gatton included police horses Popeye, who was on his L-plates, Karma, who was the experienced horse, and CJ.

He said there were 10 riding positions in the Mounted Police Unit, and between 15 and 20 horses at any one time.