You’ve seen the Segway Tours of DC, but now the next time you see a person on a Segway, they might be a DC Police Officer. The city has purchased 25 segways, with an option for 10 more, for various patrols in the DC area. At first, I’ll admit, this brought humorous images to mind, but the more I think of it, I think this could extend the distance that a pair of beat cops could cover in a patrol, not to mention makes them much higher visibility during the patrol.
So, make your jokes, this could make for a better police force.
Of course, the second a criminal ganks a segway…then it’s fair game for all the comedians.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs