Gear: Segway PT

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Segway PT

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Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Other Equipment
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Description:

The eco-friendly Segway PT can move an officer, smoothly and quietly, at 2-3 times walking speed. It can easily double the amount of area a walking officer can cover, and can transition immediately from walking speed (3 mph) to sprinting speed (12.5 mph) when an officer needs to get somewhere fast without causing alarm.

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    Malgosia, Tue, 17 Jul 2007 00:31:50 UTC.
    1st review

    Whenever I see someone on one of these things, it makes me laugh. People look really silly on Segways. Maybe I'm wrong! :)

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    usnrma, Mon, 13 Aug 2007 06:19:25 UTC.

    My Dept. evaluated these a few years ago and although they where kind of fun to ride they deffinately did not work for police use. They could not carry any weight as they where only rated to carry about 150lbs. Most officer's weigh more thaqn that and when you add equipment they become useless very fast. Also when I was picked to rdie this thing arond the PD the first thing that I noticed after how silly I looked was the fact that you had to stand so stiff and the fact that you had to have your feet close together and could not move them on it. After about 10 minutes cruising around not only was the battery starting to fade my legs where too as I could'nt move at all. So overall not good for Police Work, but a riot to ride.

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    celticwolf80, Sun, 26 Aug 2007 13:46:02 UTC.

    I want one. These would be so cool to use

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    Eqrider, Fri, 14 Sep 2007 19:01:16 UTC.

    I've been using one of the first segway models at our property for about a year and a half and it's a nice ride. Ya take some ribbing from the mall walkers about being lazy but I can get places alot quicker then walking. We're in line for Generation 2 models coming this month.

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    PeteC308, Fri, 21 Sep 2007 14:28:44 UTC.

    Our Bomb Squad has a Segway which was obtained to ease the "long lonely walk" that a Bomb Tech has to make to and from a suspecious package wearing a (very heavy) bomb suit. While the Segway is relatively easy to learn to operate, it could utilize more equipt carrying capacity for bomb squad applications. Can see where this is a great item for large event (concerts, festivles, etc.) patroling, as well as the airport and/or large mall environment.

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    JIMROC, Tue, 02 Oct 2007 20:41:40 UTC.

    checked one out at a trade fair. Would love to have one at out college for patrol. Easy to drive.

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    pc341352u, Sun, 07 Oct 2007 22:29:44 UTC.

    I work in security in many private locations. This would greatly ease the mobility where there's a long distance and no area to stop. I first saw one at the Port Authority and thought it was great. At the airport there's a lot of distance and a total foot patrol activity. Definite thumbs up!

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    PDPATCHES, Sun, 14 Oct 2007 23:29:06 UTC.

    I see very few effective uses in police work for this great product. Forget patrol in Manhattan.(too many people on the sidewalk and sure to get killed by some crazy cab driver in the street) I do see lots of line of duty injuries if any departments adopt this equipment for patrol use. I have seen them used at Walt Disney World when I visited there recently (not by security but park supervisors) as the crowds grew the person assigned to use this transportation would have covered far more ground on foot. Great idea but limited effective uses.

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    mike911, Thu, 18 Oct 2007 19:12:23 UTC.

    What a cool tool of the future for police work.

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    bad_LT, Fri, 02 Nov 2007 15:46:57 UTC.

    Not money well spent for a police dept. Serves no useful perpose except ways not to spend money that could be used to buy needed items

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    Anonymous, Tue, 06 Nov 2007 04:22:34 UTC.

    No self-respecting LEO would ever be caught dead riding one of these around. Look at those two goons. "Hey buddy, can you hold my handlebars while I write my reports?" HaHaHaHaHa - I'm sorry, but roller blades are at least acceptable looking!

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    Anonymous, Wed, 14 Nov 2007 09:34:43 UTC.

    this seems a little too much like a reason for an officer to become lazy

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    Srialkiller02, Mon, 19 Nov 2007 22:42:48 UTC.

    i think that i would love to have one of these at my house i'm quite lazy and don't like to walk the 10-15 meters every day to go get the mail. lol.

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    jojo_g, Fri, 23 Nov 2007 19:20:56 UTC.

    although they do look fun,there is a weight limit factor i think its 150lbs but all that including gear just dosent cut it police use this at o'hare airport which is fine but what happens whaen u got a sprinter ?

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    maybetheydontknow, Sat, 01 Dec 2007 00:17:41 UTC.

    Collage security has about 20 of these things. Great for crowd control, and they are very quite.

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    gwatson0008, Sat, 01 Dec 2007 00:21:32 UTC.

    Hmmm, I definitely think departments could use money or more important items, or maybe on rises,

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    Anonymous, Sat, 01 Dec 2007 22:23:06 UTC.

    What are you going to chase on this thing, a passed out drunk?

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    copmedic69, Wed, 05 Dec 2007 20:48:31 UTC.

    In addition to working as a police officer, I also work parttime security at a new mall in our area. At the mall we have used a generation one for at least the last year and a half. It has become so invaluable that we will be ordering a second one (I2) this January. My department has had a generation two (I2) for the last several months and have used it at public function such as festivals, National Night Out, public safety seminar at the local college and we use it at the mall as a secondary unit (my chief is director of security). I have been able to get through crowded areas of the mall, in and out of streets, in and out of buildings in far less time than it takes a person on foot or a vehicle (due to traffic and pedestrian activity. With the exception of a few people (usually young delinquents) the public perception is excellent and it has worked as a great PR tool. It does carry a decent weight withou any problems at its max speed. I weigh in the neighborhood of 230lbs (6'1" with decent muscle mass so don't criticize) without equipment with the unit carrying supplies in external saddle bags (probably another 50 lbs. The units are also durable and will go consistently for about 4-5 hours on a full charge (more or less depending on usage). Wise usage can extend this to the 7 hour range. For those who need a more rugged version try the X2. All in all a great product!!!

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    DaddyHulk, Tue, 29 Jan 2008 21:22:13 UTC.

    How lazy can we get... We don't need equipment like this, just better personal fitness standards for some.

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    seraph313, Mon, 03 Mar 2008 01:39:27 UTC.

    You can't take a customer service rep seriously on this. Let alone an officer. It'd be like issuing them pocket protectors and 'high-water' uniform pants.

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    islandboy, Mon, 03 Mar 2008 06:54:38 UTC.

    No thanks !!

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    bikekop, Sat, 08 Mar 2008 00:44:45 UTC.

    The newer models carry more weight, batteries last longer and they go faster...nice to have.

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    GregoryCarlSchuster, Wed, 12 Mar 2008 23:38:07 UTC.

    Dude, I'd totally get one of these so I could drive it around on campus, and maybe I'd take in ome woods to see how it performs off-road. I'd definitely put bumper stickers on it and ride it onto elevators. But using this for police work....you're begging to get shot.

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    bullgw211, Sun, 23 Mar 2008 23:00:06 UTC.

    Looks like a great piece of equipment for crowd control.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 08 Apr 2008 16:05:57 UTC.

    This is not an vehicle for patrol it will only go eight miles per hour. I am not in the shape I should be but I can outrun one. It will not climb a steep hill nor climb stairs. It is quiet though. I rather be on a bike. you can be stealthy and fast.

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    cmh308, Mon, 12 May 2008 14:05:22 UTC.

    My department has two Segways, our response time is super fast vs. an officer on foot. The officers love it and several spend the shift riding the unit. A specialized unit, gives us height to see above the crowd. A show stopper, people are very positive about a Segway. a great community policing tool, interacting with the public. Battery charge is well beyond a 8 hour shift and travels at 12.5 mph.

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    wassel76, Thu, 15 May 2008 11:03:35 UTC.

    We have 2 Segways at CDIA. I am a self respecting LEO and I love it. The ability to respond to a call 2 to 3 times faster than an officer on foot is a big help especially when you LITERALLY have to walk 1/2 mile to respond to a call. I think some of the people who talk bad about Segways need to get out of their vehicles and spend a few days on foot.

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    aaa111, Thu, 15 May 2008 13:28:10 UTC.

    from all i've heard these are great. we're looking to get one soon

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    sklamert, Fri, 30 May 2008 19:44:38 UTC.

    Just got back from a cruise and saw that they use these down in Cozmel

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    animal1, Wed, 11 Jun 2008 22:01:18 UTC.

    I like Segways but, I just dont know how I feel about them being in law enforcement. It's easy enough to operate but 1 mistake and your gonna fall or crash or both.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 12 Jun 2008 23:32:51 UTC.

    We need one of these

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    Anonymous, Sat, 21 Jun 2008 01:54:34 UTC.

    Looks cool but I may lose my balance.

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    Wolvarine, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:45:15 UTC.

    It's rather simple to ride all you need is self balance and the Segway does the rest....

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    cmperrigo, Sat, 19 Jul 2008 09:54:37 UTC.

    Fat Chicks and Mopeds are a few things that come to mind when I think of Segways.

    But on a separate note they really aren't all that practical. Our department has two and we only use them to do parking tickets, parades, and major events. It does save on gas and given the current gas situation it wouldn't surprise me any to have an increase in the use of these. They are fun as hell to ride. Just make sure your doing it at 4 am so nobody sees you, especially those other LEAs.

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    Sears, Mon, 11 Aug 2008 05:12:52 UTC.

    Just being honest these things suck. I hate them and can't wait to never have to ride them again. they are not at all practical. Can you get somewhere faster? No, not when you aren't allowed to. If we were allowed to go top speed it would still suck because of all the people in the way. Not to mention the fact that they will just shut off and cause you to go flying forword for no reason. I'd just as soon ghost ride this thing down the escalators then ever ride it again. I wouldn't give this thing one star but I have to. Oh well.

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    Taffy, Sun, 19 Oct 2008 09:51:50 UTC.

    This is just wrong.

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    davetkell, Sun, 19 Oct 2008 23:39:08 UTC.

    They are fairly easy to use. My department has four of them. The Segway alone is easy to operate and move around as long as it's not a busy day. Weekends are the worst when there are alot of people out and about. Sometimes we end up parking them because it's eaiser on foot at peek times of the day. When you add on the side pouch(s) and some of the other add on's it makes it harder to operate. We spent hundreds of dollars on "extra" add-ons for each and we ended up stripping them off. If you are looking to get them don't buy into the add-on's unless you need them to haul equipment. Upkeep is fairly expensive on these also. We ended up buying our own tools to maintain them because the dealers are EXPENSIVE when it comes to repairs. All-in-all they make our job better but if I was to buy one for my personal use I'd save the money for a trip to Disney World.

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    wilsonap176, Mon, 05 Jan 2009 09:54:33 UTC.

    A very useful tool. I work at a large airport with over two and half miles of concourse to patrol. It allows any officer to arrive on any scene fresh. We are also EMTs and I accredit a save to Segway because it got allow me to befirst on scene for a Priority One medical and I began CPR right away. Other officers arrived and were already winded. The patient survived thanks to the Segway.

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    caveman68, Wed, 28 Jan 2009 19:44:25 UTC.

    Segway addressed the weight issue to allow anyone to ride the Segway, it allows our Officers to get out to the many buildings of our university. The only disadvantage is I don't get to ride them often enough, stuck in the patrol car most of the time. One more point they are great conversation starters with the public, they will come to you, where they won't when your in a patrol car.

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    Fairga126, Sun, 31 May 2009 21:18:13 UTC.

    We almost bought some of these for our city

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    Anonymous, Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:23:05 UTC.

    What happened to good old fashioned foot patrol? What are the perps getting run over as well these things are hideous! But i guess if your tired......

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    realspecialagent, Sat, 29 May 2010 21:39:36 UTC.

    Shouldn't these be in the gag gift section. If I ever see any cop on one of these I will openly point and laugh, even if it hurts his feelings; because the if he is riding one of these you will be able to hurt his feelings.

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    mpvet8306, Sun, 29 Aug 2010 16:53:54 UTC.

    I work security at a hospital. We have used the X-2 for two years with overwhelming positive results. I wanted to address some of the issues I've seen. My Segway can carry 250 lbs all day which is more than enough for me. I dont drive it continuously but using it on and off I can use it all day and still have half a battery charge left. About making you lazy. I walk 4.5-5 miles a day without my Segway, with it I can get 7-8. It puts me in more places more of the time. I can screen all the parking lots in 15 minutes. About looking silly, Sure there are some people who think it looks silly but from my experience the overwhelming majority of the people I meet love it. It is a celebrity in our facility. My self esteem isn't so fragile that I can't take advantage of this fine piece of equipment.

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    lanier38345, Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:28:01 UTC.

    Cool for the officers to use .

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