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Pullman Police add E-Bikes

 

September 5, 2019



The Pullman Police Department has added two pedal assist electric bicycles to its vehicle fleet. These e-bikes, purchased locally from B&L Bicycles, will assist Pullman officers by removing terrain-related barriers, which have proven challenging in the past.

The law enforcement e-bike model, made by Trek, has a larger motor and battery than the civilian version, and is capable of reaching speeds up to 28 mph under battery power, according to a report from Chief Gary Jenkins.

In addition to health and environmental benefits, bicycles allow officers improved access to local areas, more versa...



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