Captain Lisa Rakes joined the Lexington Police Department in 1990 and served as a patrol officer, mounted police officer and instructor, defensive tactics instructor, recruiter, field training officer, honor guard officer and a member of the emergency response team. Captain Rakes was a member of the Lexington Mounted Police Unit from 1996 until 2013 when she retired to join the Kentucky Horse Park Police.
Captain Rakes now leads the Kentucky Horse Park Police who consists of 10 sworn officers and 4 civilian staff members. Captain Rakes has attended and completed numerous clinics and schools in the United States, Canada and London England, to not only improve her equitation and obstacle skills, but to build a better relationship with her horse. She has been a guest instructor and competed in numerous mounted police competitions and events.
Tune in to learn more about mounted police work, to hear the inside scoop on what makes a good police horse, and to find out more about the Kentucky Horse Park!