Pedego launches Patroller electric bike to power up law enforcement, security and safety personnel
Pedego Electric Bikes has presented the Pedego Patroller Edition, a “high-performance electric mountain bike designed to empower law enforcement, security and safety personnel as they protect and serve.”
Pedego will display its Patroller Edition bike at the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) 29th Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas, from April 10–12.
“The new Pedego Patroller Edition enables police, security, EMS and fire personnel to cover more ground and increase their response times while reducing operator fatigue,” according to the company. Pedego is offering demonstration bikes for one-week “no obligation” trials to police departments, cities, municipalities and security/safety agencies.
Pedego’s “Sole Source Provider” program also helps expedite the purchasing process through its 100+ Pedego store owners who act as authorized selling agents.
“With the Pedego Patroller, local agencies can quickly boost community relations and the efficiency of their response teams,” said Ryan Maccione, Pedego’s director of store development and fleet solutions, who has more than 20 years’ experience providing alternative transportation to law enforcement agencies for Harley-Davidson and Segway.
The Norwalk Police Department in Norwalk, Conn., uses its Pedego Patroller electric bikes to actively patrol the city and access areas where police cars cannot go.
Lt. Terry Blake said, “Our Pedego bikes enable us to get closer to the people in our community and engage both kids and adults in conversations about the bikes. Having electric bikes has enhanced our crime prevention, particularly in the summer when our beach community gets a lot of visitors.”
The Newport Beach Police Department in Orange County, Calif., was the first police department to utilize Pedego electric bikes for patrols. Its bikes can go where police cars and motorcycles can’t and enables officers to “cover further distances than traditional bikes, particularly during high-traffic spring and summer months when the population doubles.”
The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources relies on its Pedego electric bikes to protect wildlife. With his Pedego off-road bike, Lance Cpl. Jeff Day “quietly and stealthy catches deer poachers in the Dungannon Preserve,” Pedego says.
“Law enforcement officials recognize the need for off-road vehicles that provide the ultimate in performance while limiting the carbon footprint. Now, there’s a new sheriff in town with Pedego Patroller electric bikes,” said Don DiCostanzo, CEO and co-founder of Pedego Electric Bikes.
The Pedego Patroller bike’s features include:
• Pedego’s tough Ridge Rider frame with bold “POLICE” lettering
• Twist-and-go throttle
• Five-level automatic Pedal Assist System with smart torque sensor technology
• 500-watt geared motor that powers riders up to 20 MPH
• 20-speed drivetrain
• Powerful battery that delivers up to 60 miles in distance on a single charge
• Hydraulic disc brakes
• Knobby tires and front suspension to conquer off-road curves and bumps
• Flashing lights and sirens for added effectiveness in the field
• Custom rear rack bag marked “POLICE” to carry supplies
Even police departments with active bicycle units will notice improved performance in overall safety and security by adding the Pedego Patroller to their fleets.