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Chico University Police Turn In Electric Scooters

While stand up scooters were cost effective, officers fleet more vulnerable than riding a bicycle or even walking.

Published: 15-Mar-2012

CHICO — Twenty-nine months ago, they seemed like an idea whose time had come.

Chico State University was building on a major sustainability campaign, and going green with electric patrol scooters seemed like a way the University Police Department could support the effort in a very visible way.

In October 2009, the department acquired three new police scooters from Diggler, a Petaluma-based company, with the intention of using them to augment campus foot and vehicle patrols, and for parking enforcement.

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