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MSU police adds electric motorcycles to patrol

MSU police officers now have two electric motorcycles to help patrol the campus.

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 6:33 PM
Updated: Jul 19, 2019 9:27 AM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi State University police officers have a new way of getting around campus.

The department has acquired two Zero electric motorcycles.

Police Chief Vance Rice said the motorcycles have a max speed of 90 miles per hour and can travel for 70 miles with one charge.

Rice said the motorcycles are fun to ride, and the best part is that they're low maintenance, sustainable and environment-friendly.

The department has police vehicles, bikes and foot patrol, but Rice said the motorcycles can monitor traffic in a way that cars can't.

Rice said the motorcycles will be used especially during game days because it gives officers an advantage during heavy traffic.

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