Guilford County SROs get Segways

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- School resource officers in Guilford County now have new tools to patrol school properties and move faster during emergencies.

Seven Segways are being rolled out this week at high schools across the county.

Guilford County commissioners approved the purchase in August. They initially denied the request earlier this year.

Deputies say the Segways will help SROs get around many of the county’s high school campuses more effectively. Many schools have expanded over time, which means more ground for SROs to cover.

The Segways collectively cost nearly $53,000 and were paid for by federal forfeiture funds.