Segway introduces new Patroller models

New models provide greater visibility for police, security and emergency response


BEDFORD, N.H. – May. 27, 2009 – As a recognized leader in the small electric vehicle space, Segway Inc. today announced the availability of two new Patroller models. Designed with the direct input of existing customers, the enhancements will help patrolling officers and public safety personnel keep communities safe around the world.

The Patroller models are identifiable by their highly reflective surfaces and an integrated lighting system. Additional product enhancements include a newly designed LeanSteer frame, a front bag specifically designed to carry officers’ cargo, and an upper shield for affixing the organization’s insignia.

“Law enforcement and security professionals demand a lot from our products,” said Jim Norrod, CEO of Segway Inc. “As we’ve grown to serve a customer base of more than 1,000 patrol installations worldwide, we’ve been collecting feedback that has been directly interpreted in to the new Segway Patroller models. They are very durable and have the visual performance enhancements for which the patrolling officers have been asking,” he said.

“We’ve been using 22 Segway PTs very successfully for our community policing efforts,” said Sgt. Jim Hollingsworth at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. “The added visibility and integrated tactical bag in the new Patroller model help improve police identification,” he said.

The Segway Patroller is available now and free demonstrations are available to qualified organizations that register at www.segway.com/patrol.