The city of Cerritos recently acquired a new T3 Patroller electric standup vehicle for the Cerritos Sheriff's Station with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Justice Assistant Grant.
The vehicle, which cost $9,640, is a zero-gas-emission, clean-energy vehicle. It has a low center of gravity and is highly stable, making it easy to handle and maneuver into restricted spaces such as narrow corridors.
"It gives us a different way of interacting with the community," sheriff's Lt. Jeff Deedrick said.
The T3 Patroller has speed ranges from five to 20 miles per hour and costs less than 10 cents per day to operate. The vehicle will be used to patrol events, schools and other areas with large groups of people that cars cannot access.
“The city is always looking for ways to improve public safety and the new T3 Patroller will allow Sheriff's deputies to easily patrol events such as the city's Community Spring Festival and Let Freedom Ring Celebration,” said Cerritos Mayor Jim Edwards.