Chandler Traffic Cops Will Soon Look Like Robocop

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​If in coming months you get pulled over by a police officer in Chandler, don't freak out, it's not Robocop -- just your run-of-the-mill Chandler traffic cop who will look a lot like Robocop.

The look is thanks to a grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety that's being used to outfit Chandler traffic cops with new pricey motorcycle helmets that are way over-the-top pretty futuristic.

The new head protectors are called Shark Evoline helmets, and each of the CPD's new hats comes equipped with a headset that allows the officers to hear radio traffic and talk over the radio with less noise interference while riding. They are also said to reduce facial injuries during collisions.

But looking cool aint cheap -- according to the Shark Evoline website, the helmets cost up to $386 a pop, which, if they came equipped with thermal vision and gave officers super-human, robotic strength, might be worth it.

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Mistalee
Mistalee

Yay, noise reduction and radio in your helmet!

I used to ride, a lot. Peripheral vision combined with a good sense of hearing is a survival tool for motorcyclists. That "noise" being reduced is information, stuff like "there is a car close behind you in your blind spot."

If da popo is can't hear the vehicle coming up behind him because he's distracted by the chatter from the radio inside his helmet, then it's a good thing these helmets offer additional protection in collisions, because the cops are going to need it.

Bad Andy
Bad Andy

Thanks James King, for destroying what little faith in humanity I had left. What a weasel, who doesn't think a cop's head is worth $386. Do any of you self-described geniuses have the slightest idea what a decent quality SNELL rated helmet costs without the flip-up chin bar and built-in radio? My old Arai cost more than this.

It's high time that police departments started buying their motor cops proper helmets instead of those near-useless half lids.

Just Another Rider
Just Another Rider

I hit my helmet less head on the hard ass road after some selfish blind fuck in a cage aka auto did a u turn into me and my bike. I went OTB over the bars and hit my head I got knocked out and woke up in the street bleeding from my head with a dislocated shoulder and a busted left knee. but i lived. moral of the story? if its not your time to die then its not your time to die. helmets dont save lives God does. and he also creates life. it just depends on if he wants to take your life from you that day. I see plenty of speeding bike cops switching from lane to lane that do not use turn blinkers. they ride like idiots.

Sparerib
Sparerib

$386 isn't bad for a full-faced helmet. A good quality full-faced helmet (without the noise reduction and radio features) is at least this expensive.

Alehound
Alehound

You guys need to stop buying meth and cough up some dough for web design...

King Jimmy
King Jimmy

alot of Hells Angels have been wearing the same type of helmets for over 10 years now so they can ride faster on the open road on long road trips and so the cops cant take their picture or see the Hells Angels faces for intel pics. the Hells Angels are 10+ years ahead of the pigs when it comes to helmets. check them out at www.hamccc.com www.mesahamc.com www.hamc2son.com www.sonnybarger.com

Marcy
Marcy

How come you never seem happy Alehound? you always seem grouchy and bitchy in your words. im a female and you remind me of my girlfriends when they are having their monthly periods..

HELLS ANGELS MESA
HELLS ANGELS MESA

we would rather put our money into our bikes and long road fast road trips with our brothers and wild sexy slutty fuck crazy women and parties instead. thanks for your support.

James King
James King

you sound desperate and possibly unemployed to me alehound. are you hurting financially? spiritually lost and bankrupt? what ever you do don't kill yourself. everything will work out just fine. read your bible and ask Jesus for help. he is your only hope. we would miss you and your smart ass comments down here at new times headquarters. signed your pal james king.

81 Cowboy 81
81 Cowboy 81

Are you a Web Designer Alehound? we need a new guy. get in touch with me at kellycowboy@cox.net or call 623-780-8149 if you want to make some money. we pay well and on time. COWBOY WARD HELLS ANGELS CAVE CREEK ARIZONA CHARTER.

Just Another Rider
Just Another Rider

They dont buy Meth. they sell it and make their own and keep all the money for themselves thats why none of them work and they are rich.. Hells Angels Oakland California member Kenny Owen and Dennis Denbesten of the Arizona nomads are the best Meth cookers in the world. they dont bow down to Mexican drug cartels. the Angels lead and dont follow anyone and they dont share.

King Jimmy
King Jimmy

the angels make or cook angel crank-meth. its better than the mexican import brand. next time buy American!

Hells Angels Killer
Hells Angels Killer

LOL......fuck the Hells Angels...hahahaha.............

HELLS ANGELS KILLER!!!.

63mlya
63mlya

That's our problem. to much meth, not enough LSD

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