Atlanta police set to begin using motorized vehicle in fight against crime
ATLANTA – Atlanta’s police chief accepted all-terrain vehicles that officers can use to aid in the fight against crime.
The Downtown Improvement District and the Atlanta Police Foundation have donated three vehicles, called Trikke.
The vehicle, which can hit speeds almost forty miles per hour, can go onto sidewalks and between alleys to track down fleeing suspects.
Chief Rodney Bryant, who is a veteran of more than 30 years, looked with a bit of amazement at the vehicles outfitted with full emergency response lights and sirens.
“I never would have thought in a million years that something like this would be equipment on our streets,” Bryant said.