GRPD unveils new Segways

Posted at 3:41 PM, Aug 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-21 21:36:02-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Two Grand Rapids police officers will begin patrolling neighborhoods on Segways, in hopes of increasing visibility around the city.

The Segways go up to 15 miles per hour, so officers can respond faster than if they were on foot.

The cost of the Segways was about $25,000 and that came from drug funds and a grant from Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.

Officers were on the Segways Friday night at the final Movies in the Park event.