CENTRAL OHIO MOUNTED SEARCH UNIT
The Central Ohio Mounted Search Unit (COMSU) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization located in Licking County. Our purpose is to provide a highly trained, organized equestrian team to assist various agencies in incident response and search and rescue. Our 25-member-strong team not only includes mounted members, but also walkers and ground support personnel.
Our equine partners are the key to our success. They lend speed, strength, and stamina and can cover more ground over longer periods of time than a foot searcher. Mounted searchers have a superior vantage point from atop their mounts, allowing them to guide their horse into areas otherwise unpassable on foot. It takes a special horse to do this type of work. We spend a great deal of time and training to maintain a high level of performance and character in our mounts to ensure a safe journey for our riders, walkers, and horses whenever and wherever we are asked to serve.
A Little History
COMSU got its start in 2003 when a handful of people met around a dining room table to fulfill a dream. Many meetings and volunteer hours later, COMSU developed into a viable organization with a name, a logo, and the endorsement of the Licking County Emergency Management Agency. Over the years we have searched with the Licking County Sheriff's Department, Fairfield County Sheriff's Department, Greentown Fire Department in Stark County, Oxford, Ohio Police Department, and Texas EquuSearch.