I expect to see Ed McMahon peddling these to retired folks-- he could use the money too.
Nope, a quick Google will show that police departments are going for Segways big time. The latest being a Chinese SWAT team, though Counter-terrorist police exercise on Segways is an unfortunate headline.
Wouldn't that have looked neat in the July 4 parade? Maybe someday, all it would take is a grant through the Criminal Justice Planning Agency. I'm not pressing, I like Saipan's bicycle patrols.
Here's another example. That guy looks like he could use a bicycle. I love the humiliation factor: having to tell your cellmate 'some cop on a Segway ran me down'.
To save you the trouble, I went off on an internet tangent and found that most people could probably manage 15 miles per hour, theoretically outrunning the 12.5 mph Segway. An adrenaline push might add a little more speed. That's full-tilt, and obviously our batteries will run down before the Segway's.