New electric bikes to help police in Gedling cover more ground in fight against crime

 New electric bikes to help police in Gedling cover more ground in fight against crime

PICTURED: New electric bikes being trialled by police officers in Carlton

Police in Gedling borough are to get a helping hand in the fight against crime with the arrival of new electric bikes.

The bikes, which have police markings and blue flashing lights, are part of a trial taking place in Gedling borough. 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.”

Councillor 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.”Police

Gedling Eye Reporter

Gedling Eye Reporter

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