Running from the police? Well, if you’re in Bremerton, they’ll
now be able to chase you by car, on foot and … on a Segway.
Westsound Bank is donating
the facncy wheels to the department, who bought it in 2007 for
company functions but no longer has a need for it, according to a
And, to be fair, its use in apprehension of an eluding suspect
is probably unlikely. But Bremerton Police Capt. Tom Wolfe sees a
few areas of policing that it can aid.
“We had just completed a training and evaluation period with a
Segway and found out that it had worked well in both an enforcement
capacity and in increasing the amount of positive police community
interaction,” Wolfe said in a statement. “Prior to Westsound Bank’s
donation we were struggling with a way to provide this tool to our
community and our officers,” Wolfe continued.
So, if you live in Bremerton, don’t be surprised if you see a
Segway equipped with lights and sirens running around.
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