Officer Freddie Peake patrols downtown
on the Police Department Segway
Police Departments around the country are always looking for improved methods of service delivery. Innovative policing strategies that serve to promote community interaction with its police officers are often met with skepticism at first, but soon become a regular part of the landscape.
Since 2006, members of the Fernandina Beach Police Department have been utilizing a Segway to supplement patrol functions in the Downtown area and to assist with special events.
Community members have expressed approval of the Segway as uniquely friendly and non-confrontational. Our Police Officers concur that the Segway provides many tactical advantages and is a tremendous community policing tool, responsible on it's own for encouraging positive citizen contacts.