New Castle County Police's mounted patrol were deployed in downtown Wilmington in an effort to show a safe environment for residents and businesses, said officials.
Police Chief Bobby Cummings told The News Journal that the police officers on horses began patrolling the area near Rodney Square starting Friday.
Cummings said police want to reassure people that they are working to make sure the "city is safe."
On Monday, police said a man was stabbed to death while protecting a mother and her baby from a knife-wielding attacker in Rodney Square. Earlier this year, business community leaders said the city had a lot of work to do to ensure their employees felt safe downtown, or they would consider relocating.
Wilmington has seen 91 shooting incidents, including 20 deadly shootings, since January.