Hamilton Police get Segways

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Hamilton Police now have a new tool to fight crime in the area.

Officers will begin patrolling around the city on four new Segways, starting Tuesday.

The Segways were purchased exclusively through the use of grant funds, and the generous donations of several community organizations and businesses.

"These innovative tools have been acquired through the generosity of community leaders, businesses and groups at absolutely no cost to taxpayers," said Hamilton Police Chief Neil Ferdelman.

"The Segways will allow us to be faster and cover more ground than traditional community foot patrols and better serve our citizens," added Sergeant Steve Henderson, Community Oriented Policing Section  supervisor.

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