FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Legally Defensible Training Records

Ask The Expert

Ari Vidali

CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies

Top News

Sheriff’s Office Tests Segways for Community Policing

February 20, 2004  | 

The Osceola (Fla.) County Sheriff’s Office will use the Segway Human Transporter (HT) electric scooter on a six-month trial basis to decide whether it helps increase and improve police interaction with the public.

The Sheriff’s Office will use four Segways, on loan from local Segway dealer Relay Transportation, to conduct the study.

“The purpose of this study is to assess how using the Segway HT will affect the visibility of our officers, the efficiency of our patrols, and our officers’ interaction with the community,” says Osceola County Sheriff Charles M. Aycock.

Osceola County intends to use the vehicles to increase visibility and public interaction in downtown business districts and some local communities and to assist at special events such as parades and fairs.

The twelve sheriff’s deputies assigned to use Segways have received instruction in the use of the vehicle. Each Segway I series model can travel up to 12.5 miles per hour for 10 to 15 miles on one full battery charge.

Request more info about this product / service / company


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

President Trump Issues Statement of Support for Law Enforcement
On his first day in office President Donald J. Trump has issued a statement of support for...
Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Uses Facebook to Respond to Man who Claims Sheriff Clarke Abused Power
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office posted a meme on its Facebook page Thursday...
DC Officers Injured, 95 Arrested in Inauguration Riots
A pair of police officers were injured and 95 protesters arrested after they smashed...
LA Officer Killed Execution Style While Helping Injured Woman
Westwego, LA, police officer Michael Louviere was shot in the head and killed while...
Video: IL Officer Killed in Crash Responding to Retail Theft Call
A 27-year-old police officer was killed Thursday night while responding to a call in...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine