Pullman police will use electric bicycles

Locally purchased bikes cost $4,000 each, PPD officers can travel up to 28 miles per hour



Two Trek E-bikes were purchased B&L Bicycles for Pullman police officers to use. Each electrically assisted bicycle cost about $4,000 says Cmdr. Chris Tennant.

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

The Pullman Police Department has added two electrically assisted bicycles to its fleet of vehicles.

Pullman PD Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the E-bikes were added to assist officers that may have to travel up hills during their police work.

“Not to sound flippant, but there is a lot of hills in town,” he said.

Tennant said traditional motorless bicycles were becoming too difficult for officers to use, as they could show up to the scene of a disturbance out of breath.

The Trek E-bikes were purchased locally from B&L Bicycles and are equipped with a large battery and motor that allow them to travel up to 28 miles per hour, according to the department’s press release.

Tennant estimated that the E-bikes cost around $4,000 each.