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Nottinghamshire’s first electric police bikes being trialled

Posted onPosted on 23rd Apr

Police officers in Nottinghamshire have a new green mode of transport thanks to two electric bikes.

The bikes, which have police markings and blue flashing lights, are part of a trial taking place in Gedling. The scheme is a partnership between Nottinghamshire Police and Gedling Borough Council.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Mike Ebbins said: “Our hope is that these new bikes will allow us to cover a larger area in a shorter time and most importantly, be able to engage with more of our residents.

“We’ve already had comments from people that it’s great to see officers back out on bikes. It’s a really good bit of kit – I don’t think many forces have bikes like these.

“It’s fantastic to be able to reduce our carbon footprint, so that we can protect the environment while we’re protecting the community.”

Coun David Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection at Gedling Borough Council said: “This is a great initiative by Nottinghamshire Police and we’re very pleased to see that they are doing what they can to reduce their carbon footprint whilst becoming more visible to residents.

“One of the council’s priorities is to create a more sustainable environment in the borough and actions like this make an impactful contribution.”