Board of Directors

The entire Board can be contacted at or individually:


Wade Crimbring, Corporal, Pennsylvania State Police (retired): 

Wade retired from the Pennsylvania State Police after 25 years of service. Through Wade’s 25 years as a Pennsylvania State Trooper he was assigned to patrol for 7 years, during 5 of those years one of his duties was as a Mounted Unit Field Rider. Promoted to Corporal in 1993, he was assigned to the Tactical Mounted Unit as the Tactical Mounted Unit Supervisor, a position he held for 18 years. During Wade’s time as the supervisor of the PSP Tactical Mounted Unit, he assisted numerous agencies with starting and maintaining mounted units. Corporal Crimbring also developed or assisted in developing policies, standard operating procedures, and training for several agencies including New Jersey State Police, Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Allegheny Co., Pittsburgh Police Department, and PA Dept. of Corrections at Camp Hill, Graterford, and Rockview. In 2008, Wade co-founded the North American Mounted Unit Commanders’ Association with the goal of facilitating networking for mounted unit commanders throughout North America. Currently, Corporal Crimbring is developing a Park Ranger program for the City of Round Rock, Texas.

Corporal Wade Crimbring
Taya Workum, Officer, Painesville Police Department, Ohio:

Taya is currently assigned as a Community Service Officer for the Painesville Police Department in Painesville, Ohio. She has 12 years service, first with Willoughby Hills Police Department and now Painesville Police Department with experience in Patrol, Courts, Public Education, and Special Operations. Officer Workum is a certified Mounted Police Instructor for her unit and coordinates the Northern Ohio Mounted Mutual Aid Alliance, a regional collaboration of 8 units that supplies mounted services as needed in Northern Ohio. Officer Workum is also a state certified firefighter/paramedic and serves on her county’s Hazardous Materials Intervention Team.

Officer Taya Workum
Joseph Haertsch, Sergeant, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, California (Retired):

Joe recently retired after thirty-one years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. His mounted law enforcement career began in 1996 when he was accepted for a co-lateral assignment with the Mounted Enforcement Detail. In 2004, Sergeant Haertsch was selected to become the full time Department Equestrian Supervisor with oversight of all Department mounted programs.  During the course of his career, he worked with his equine partners throughout the County of Los Angeles conducting pro-active patrol covering urban, suburban and rural areas. He has organized and supervised crowd management at large occurrences such as the Tournament of Roses Parade and disturbances following riotous sporting events. Sergeant Haertsch has represented the Sheriff’s Department on horseback at high profile ceremonial events from Sacramento to Taiwan.   He has worked various other assignments throughout the Department and spent four years assigned to the Training Bureau. Sergeant Haertsch served a combined twenty-four years of both active and reserve duty with the United States Air Force. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from California State University at Long Beach.

Sgt. Joseph Haertsch


Michael Leaser, Officer, Bethlehem Police Department, Pennsylvania:

Michael has been a Police Officer with the City of Bethlehem Police Department, Pennsylvania since 2004. He is currently assigned to the Special Services Platoon, Mounted Patrol Unit. Some of his current collateral duties within the Police Department are as a member of the Emergency Response Team since 2009, Recruitment Team since 2007, Firearms Instructor, and Glock handgun armorer. He was tasked to assist in establishing and implementing the Mounted Patrol since it’s creation in 2009. He is a 2010 Graduate of the University of Louisville, The Southern Police Institute Mounted Law Enforcement Instructor Course. Officer Leaser has been the Bethlehem Mounted Patrol’s Unit Instructor since 2010 along with being an active member with the North American Mounted Unit Commanders’ Association since 2009.

Officer Michael Leaser



Graham Queen, Staff Sergeant, Toronto Police Service Mounted Unit:

Graham is currently the Operational Staff Sergeant in charge of the Toronto Police Service Mounted Unit and has been a member of service for 29 years.  The unit has 24 horses and 41 sworn and civilian personnel.  The unit operates within The Horse Palace, a building built in 1931 and still home to the Royal Winter and Agricultural Fair.  Graham has spent the past 6 years with the Mounted Unit and 7 years previously with the Police Dog Services Unit.  One of the main goals of the Toronto Mounted unit is to develop new training modules and to offer this training to outside services. The latest training classes developed are the:  Advanced Mounted Patrol and the Mounted Instructor’s Course.  The 2 week classes will be offered beginning in April, 2017.

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2 thoughts on “Board of Directors

  1. I have inquiries about the Convention in April. I will be flying in from Omaha and would like to know if transportation is offered throughout the Convention to the host events?

    1. Transportation is available for the conference, since we will be moving around to various venues.
      There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance from the hotel and the hotel does have an airport shuttle service available.

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