Lt. Sanders said Wheeling Police already have had a positive impact in the area over the past couple of weeks while officers have been practicing with them.
“Everybody wants to know what they are,” he said. “So community engagement is almost instant by just having the ability to stop, have a conversation and have a positive interaction.”
Chief of Police Lauretta Hill comments on how the Trikkes make officers more visible to the campus community: “Officers can get around, and people will walk up to us just because they want to know what it is.”
“The Trikke Defender has stepped in as an excellent replacement,” says Ben Justus, security supervisor for Pensacola Christian College. “It has significantly more speed than a Segway, which has improved our mobility.”
Lieutenant Thomas Atzert of the Atlanta PD rides the Trikke POSI.TRON.
“I really enjoy using the POSI.TRON,” says Lieutenant Brendon Barth of the Atlanta PD’s Video Integration Center. “It has great mobility, speed, handling and visibility. I’m able to ride on the street and go places cars can’t go. It’s perfect around parks and crowds.”
“Since June when these were delivered, I’ve been in a car maybe once or twice.
That’s less fuel, less maintenance on the vehicles that we’re using. It’s green initiative friendly.”