SCMPD officers increase patrols using Segways

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Savannah-Chatham metro police are trying out a new tool to help step up patrols downtown.

Segway of Savannah has loaned two Segways to the department to try out. SCMPD said that they have been very successful so far.

Capt. Mike Wilkins said in a statement, "having the officers on the Segways increases their visibility, and the public's awareness of them."

Officers ride the Segways in two shifts, 16 hours a day. They mainly ride in the Historic district, River Street, south to Park Avenue and East Broad Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard.

The officers are acting in a proactive role but will respond if needed, according to SCMPD.

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