The UT Police Department has enhanced officers’ abilities to patrol the UT campus by adding two electric motorcycles to its fleet.
Officers use the motorcycles to patrol greenways adjacent to UT, parking garages and carefully navigate crowds and traffic during special events like graduation and concerts.
Because the energy efficient vehicles can go up and down stairs, they provide officers a unique way to respond to incidents while awaiting backup.
UTPD officers also can use the motorcycles during undercover operations and to patrol specific problem areas on and around campus, said Lieutenant Dale Wolf, who supervises the department’s fleet.
The department is using the Zero motorcycles in addition to traditional motorcycles and cruisers assigned to UTPD officers.