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MSU police officers use electric motorcycles

The MSU Police Department has acquired two electric motorcycles to have a better range and response time for patrol.

Posted: Jul 18, 2019 6:25 PM
Updated: Jul 19, 2019 9:43 AM

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9 news. meanwhile in oktibbeha county, the mississippi state university police officers now have a new way to get around campus. wtvas nicole dantzler joins us live in starkville with how this impacts their patrol of the campus... electric motorcycles made their debut into the msu police departments patrol. police chief vance rice said the two motorcycles are sustainable and environment- friendly. the zero electric motorcycles have a max speed over 90 miles per hour. with one charge, the motorcycles can last for 70 miles,,,which equals one officers' twelve hour shift. he said these motorcycles come in addition to their police cruisers and bike and foot patrol, but they are limited in range and response time. rice adds that the motorcycles can effectively monitor traffic and travel straight through campus where cars cant. "motorcycles can sit and work traffic in locations that cars can't. when you have curves along both sides of the street and grass areas there it's hard to sit a car there on the curb or park on the grass." chief rice said they are fun to ride and hes excited to use them during game days because the motorcycles give them an advantage during heavy traffic times. live in starkville nicole dantzler wtva nine news. one former chief justice
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