Little Rock To Use New Electric Bicyles To Patrol Streets
The Little Rock Police Department recently bought 10 electric bicycles for its police officers. Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas says the department is interested in alternative means of patrolling.
The $3,000 bicycles offer a top speed of 25 mph, plus 20 miles of travel time before requiring a recharge. The bicycles were chosen after two years of discussions between Little Rock and WaveCrest, the manufacturer of the bikes.
Little Rock Mayor Jim Dailey says the electric bike fleet helps illustrate the prioritization of public safety by the Little Rock Board of Directors.
Tom McMahon of WaveCrest says his company will attempt to convince other cities to adopt Little Rock’s strategy in the coming months.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center(NLECTC) from the Associated Press (05/24/05); Sabin, Rainer .