05/10/2013 11:12 EDT | Updated 07/10/2013 05:12 EDT

Stop or I'll scoot! Edmonton police to ride Segways on downtown patrols

EDMONTON - Police in Edmonton are trying a two-wheeled tool to fight crime.

Some foot patrol officers in the downtown area will soon be riding around on Segways.

Six of the electric-powered devices will be available to monitor streets and walking trails, special events and the city's light-rail transit pedways.

Police Supt. Tony Harder says the Segways won't have sirens, but will be equipped with red-and-blue LED lights to make them stand out at night.